Al-Duhail bid farewell to the World Cup in Qatar, by defeating Al-Ahly with the goal of Hussein Al-Shahat, to play fifth place in front of Ulsan Hyundai Korean.
Al-Moez said after the meeting: “Al-Ahly respected us more than necessary and gave them more than their size, and they took advantage of one mistake and scored the goal.”
He added via Al-Kass channel: “We entered the second half with greater enthusiasm and seriousness, and we gave Al-Ahly its normal size, and they did not have any attacks and defended throughout the second half.”
He continued, “We should have done this for the ninety minutes and had the advantage because we were playing in our country. We should have fought and not respect them too much.”
He concluded: “It is a very normal team, with all due respect to them. Congratulations on winning the match, but we gave them the goal they scored.”
And Al-Ahly had a chance to qualify for the final, or to play for the third place – the best position Al-Ahly achieved in its history in the tournament – or fourth.
Al-Ahly won its fourth match out of 13 in the tournament, thanks to a goal scored by Hussein Al-Shahat – who became the first Egyptian to score for two different teams in the tournament – in the first half of the match.
Al-Ahly hit a date against Bayern Munich next Sunday in the semi-final of the tournament, while the other semi-final combines Tigres of Mexico with Brazilian Palmeiras.