“The apparatus has been keen to study Al-Duhail over the past week, especially as it has a large offensive force,” Al-Shenawi said in statements conveyed by Al-Ahly’s media center.
And he added, “We were the best during the first half, because the opponent was playing with one striker, and in the second half things changed, especially after we advanced with a goal, which led to a change in things in the second half.”
“We played a strong game, and the most important thing for us was to win, and we were able to score more than one goal, and we did not concede any goal, and I certainly feel very happy to keep the net clean.”
He completed, “The next confrontation against Bayern will be difficult and the team will prepare for it strongly, and I hope to provide a strong level in the semi-finals of the tournament.”
Al-Ahly qualified to face Bayern Munich in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals, for the third time in its history, after defeating Al-Duhail Qatar 1-0 in the first round of the tournament in Qatar.
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.