Madrid too good for Ahly to qualify for FIFA Club World cup final in Morocco
Real Madrid produced a 2nd half master class performance to thrash Al Ahly of Egypt 4-1, in the last semi final of the 2022 FIFA Club World played last evening at the Prince Mouley Abdallah stadium in Rabat City,the Kingdom of Morocco .
The 45,000 sitting capacity stadium was over flowing forcing many ticket holders to follow the vwntire action while standing .
Al Ahly who are Africa's most decorated club started brightly holding the European champions until the dying minutes of the 1st half ,when sloppy defending gifted Vinicious Junior a chance to shoot from close range to take the lead into half time.
Madrid doubled their lead immediately after re start ,through Federico Valdeverde ,before Ahly cutting the deficit from the spot, through Ali Maaloul after Edurado Camavinga caught down Hassan El Shehata inside the box .
Carlo Ancelotis men failed to expand their lead , after Luka Modric's penalty was saved by Mohammed Elshanawy.
The spot kick was awarded after Vinicius was fouled by Amri El Soulia .
Dani Ceballos connected a neat pass from Rodrygo in the 2nd minute of extra time for a third goal ,before substitute Sergio Arribas , icing the cake for a 4th goal.
Madrid qualified for the final of the FIFA Club World Cup for 11th time ,while Ahly went out at the simi final for a 3rd in a row and will now play Flamengo of Brazil on Saturday afternoon for bronze medal.
Los Blancos who are the most successful club in the history of the tournament ,will return to Prince Mouley Abdallah stadium on Saturday night against Asian champions Al Hilal, as they seek a fith title.
It's the 3rd time that Morocco is hosting the fifa club world cup finals as it has also placed astrong bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.