WATCH: Mosimane's Al Ahly hold their own against Bayern Munich

WATCH: Mosimane's Al Ahly hold their own against Bayern Munich
Thomas Mueller (C-R) of Bayern in action against Hussein El Shahat (C-L) of Al Ahly during the semi final soccer match between Al Ahly SC and Bayern Munich at the FIFA Club World Cup

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021. 12:00

Al Ahly gave a good account of themselves but ultimately came up short in their pursuit of Fifa Club World Cup glory.

The Red Devils suffered a 2-0 loss to European giants Bayern Munich in Qatar on Monday evening. Robert Lewandowski scored in both halves for the Uefa Champions League holders to set up a final showdown against Tigres UANL.

Al Ahly, who are coached by former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane, will now face South American champions Palmeiras in an attempt to equal their best finish of third, which they achieved in 2006.

Egyptian football legend Mohamed Aboutrika scored a brace in a 2-1 win over Club America as the Red Devils claimed the bronze medal in Japan 15 years ago.

The third-place playoff match will take place at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan on Thursday evening.

Watch highlights from Al Ahly’s defeat to Bayern, here:

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