Ahly's Mohamed Abou-Treika (L) failed to find the net in Ahly's defeat by Monterrey on Sunday(Photo: Reuters)
Monterrey goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco jokingly said he was sorry to Ahly playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika for denying him the chance to become the Club World Cup all-time leading scorer.
Ahly dominated their third-place playoff against Mexico's Monterrey on Sunday but paid for their wastefulness to slump to a 2-0 loss as Abou-Treika failed to take his tally to five Club World Cup goals.
He is currently level on four goals with Argentinean wizard Lionel Messi and Brazilian forward Denilson.
“They told me he needed one more goal to do it, but I tried not to think about it. As it turned out I saved from him a few times, didn’t I?” Orozco told FIFA.com after the match.
“The hardest one was the shot he hit on the turn at the start of the second half. I only just got to it and managed to get a hand on the ball. Is there anything I want to say to him? Well, I’m very sorry [laughs], but I hope he gets another chance soon.”
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