At Al Nahyan Stadium, which was filled with fans, especially the Egyptian, right-back Mohamed Hani scored the winning goal for Al-Ahly (53), to set up a date with the Brazilian Palmeiras, the South American champion, on Tuesday, in the semi-finals, according to Agence France-Presse.
On Sunday, the Saudi Al Hilal, the Asian champion, will play with Al-Jazira, the champion of the host Emirates, who overcame the opening of Tahiti’s Perai, the representative of Oceania, 4-1, to meet the winner of this confrontation, Chelsea, the English champion, European champion, on Wednesday, in the second semi-final..
Al-Ahly compensated for its two losses with CONCACAF champion Monterrey (North, Central America and the Caribbean), 0-2 in the match for third place in 2012 in Japan, and 1-5 in the fifth-place meeting in 2013 in Morocco.
Al-Ahly missed its international players associated with the Egyptian national team, which faces Senegal, on Sunday, in the final of the African Nations, such as the injured international goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy, Amr Al-Sulayya, Hamdi Fathi, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, returning from loan to Future, and Mohamed Sharif, in addition to Akram Tawfik injured his cruciate ligament in the first round of the Nations Cup against Nigeria.
Al-Ahly also missed its Moroccan defender Badr Banoun due to the complications of the Corona virus, and midfielder Ammar Hamdi joined the absentee list after cutting the cruciate ligament in training upon the arrival of the mission to Abu Dhabi, and before that, South African Percy Tau was injured in the Smouha meeting in the Egyptian League Cup..
But on the other hand, Tunisian full-back Ali Maaloul and Malian midfielder Aliou Diang returned, after their participation with their country’s national teams in the finals of the continental championship ended. And his South African coach, Pitso Mosimane, led him after recovering from the Corona virus.
He also participated with Al-Ahly goalkeeper Ali Lotfi, in the defense Yasser Ibrahim, Rami Rabea and Mohamed Maghribi, in the middle Mohamed Magdy “Qafsha” and Mohamed Hani, and in the attack Ahmed Abdel Qader, Taher Mohamed and Hussein Al-Shahat.