WATCH: El-Shenawy leads Al Ahly to Club World Cup bronze

WATCH: El-Shenawy leads Al Ahly to Club World Cup bronze
Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy (C) and teammates celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out of the 3rd place match between Al Ahly SC and SE Palmeiras at the FIFA Club World Cup

by Bertin Basson

Friday Feb 12, 2021. 13:00

Caf Champions League holders Al Ahly beat Brazilian giants Palmeiras in a penalty shoot-out on Thursday evening to claim bronze at the Fifa Club World Cup in Qatar.

Red Devils goalkeeper and captain Mohamed El-Shenawy saved the final spot-kick from midfielder Felipe Melo to seal a 3-2 win for the African champions, as they equalled their best finish of third at the global showpiece.

“Defeating the CONMEBOL (Copa Libertadores) champions is a milestone,” said Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane.

“We want to thank everybody… even the groundsman who cut the grass. It’s a collective effort.”

Relive Al Ahly’s dramatic win on penalties, here:

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