RELIVE: Egypt’s Ahly v Saudi Arabia’s Ittihad Jeddah (FIFA Club World Cup)

Ahram Online , Friday 15 Dec 2023

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Friday’s match between Egypt’s Ahly and Saudi Arabia’s Ittihad Jeddah in the FIFA Club World Cup the quarter-finals



FULL TIME: Ahly 3-1 Ittihad Jeddah
Scorers: Ali Maaloul 21pen, Hussein El Shahat 59, Emam Ashour / Benzema 90+1



Ahly: Mohamed El Shennawy – Mohamed Hany, Yasser Ibrahim, Ali Maaloul – Marwan Attia, Ahmed “Kouka” Nabil (Aliou Dieng 87), Emam Ashour (Amr El Sulaya 72) – Hussein El Shahat (Karim Fouad 72), Percy Tau (Anthony Modeste 87), Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneim (Taher Mohamed 72)

Ittihad Jeddah: Ittihad: Abdullah Al-Mayuof - Zakaria Hawsawi (Ahmed Bamasud 46), Hassan Kadesh,  Ahmed Hegazi, Muhannad Al Shanqiti (Al-Olayan 49) - Faisal Al Ghamdi, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho, Mohanad El Shenqiti – Romarinho (Jota 70), Igor Coronado (Abderrazak Hamdallah 70), Karim Benzema.



90+1 Benzema collects the rebound and scores from point blank.

90+1 Goal for Ittihad Jeddah

90' RED card for Modeste just two minutes after being brought in.

88' Hegazi powers a header but it goes into the hands of the keeper.

86' Tau has another chance on goal.

82' Kante has an effort on target.

80' Ahly are sitting back on defence but are very dangerous on the counter.

76' Dangerous counter for Ahly but Taher squanders the chance.

74' Free kick for Ittihad but defence clears it wide. 

71' Benzema has an attempt ongoal.

70' Gallardo make a double sub as he introduces Jota and Hamdallah. He is using two strikers now.

69' Yellow card for Kahraba.

68' Yellow card for Fabinho.

65' Long pass to El Shahat but he is ruled offside.

62' Emam Ashour scored Ahly's third goal 


59' Kahraba set up El Shahat who sent a curler at the far post.


54' Coronado denied by the post !

52' Ibrahim intercepts a through ball from Al-Ghamdi before it could create any trouble.

48' Kouka makes an impressive tackle to block Romarinho's shot.

46' Gallardo makes an early sub as Bamasud replaces Zakaria

46' Second half is underway

45+5 Half time

45+4 ANOTHER CHANCE by Kahraba but he hits the side netting !

45+2 Shennawy denies Benzema from the spot.

44' Penalty for Ittihad after VAR review

41' Fast counter by Ahly but Shenqiti makes a last minute tackle to deny Kahraba from scoring.

38' El Shennawy makes another save to deny Benzema from inside the box.

36' Yellow card for Emam Ashour.

34' Hany sends Tau clear but he is easily disposessed.

31' Another attempt for Ahly but it didn't bother the keeper.

27' Free kick for Ittihad. Romarinho's header goes over the bar.

25' Kahraba attempts a long range shot but it goes into the hands of the keeper

21' Maaloul scores from the penalty kick


20' Penalty for Ahly after VAR review

18' Kante has an attempt but it goes wide

15' Powerful shot from Hany but it is blocked by the keeper

10' Great save by El Shennawy to deny Coronado from point blank.

5' Ahly has two attempts but Hegazi comes to the rescue

0' Match is underway

19:00 Coach Marcel Koller has made a tactical decision to keep Aliou Dieng on the bench. He is set to switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of the usual 4-3-3 as Emam Ashour is set to be deployed in a number 10 position.

18:00 In their most recent 10 games across all competitions, Ahly emerged victorious on three occasions, suffered a single defeat, and settled for a draw in six matches. Meanwhile, Ittihad Jeddah claimed victory in six games, experienced three losses, and ended one match in a draw

17:00 The two teams rekindle their rivalry in the tournament, as they previously clashed in the 2005 Club World Cup in Japan, where Ittihad Jeddah secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Ahly.

15:30 The winner of the game will advance in the prestigious tournament to face Copa Libertadores champions Fluminense FC in the semifinals on Monday.

14:30 Ittihad Jeddah began their Club World Cup campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory over Auckland City of New Zealand.
Their squad has been bolstered by star signings such as Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, Fabinho from Liverpool, N'Golo Kante from Chelsea, and Luiz Felipe from Real Betis.

13:00 Ahly clinched the bronze medal three times (in 2006, 2020, and 2021), while Ittihad Jeddah are making their second Club World Cup appearance, having finished fourth in the 2005 edition.


Venue: King Abdukkah Sports City Stadium (Saudi Arabia)
Referee: Jesús Sáez (Venezuela)
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