Al Ahly cruise to arrange CWC match with Sounders


Hussein El Shahat, Mohamed Sherif and Percy Tau all scored as Egyptian aspect Al Ahly cruised to a 3-0 victory over Auckland Metropolis on the Membership World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday to arrange a second spherical tie in opposition to Seattle Sounders FC.

Ahly, who’ve completed third within the earlier two editions, dominated the competition on the Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier and now look ahead to a much more testing outing in opposition to Main League Soccer opposition on the identical venue on Saturday.

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The Cairo membership needed to wait till first-half damage time for his or her opener in opposition to the Oceania champions, which got here when El Shahat reduce inside from the left wing and unleashed a low drive from 30 yards that beat goalkeeper Conor Tracey.

It was 2-0 on 56 minutes after Sherif beat the offside entice and slipped the ball previous Tracey to finish the sport as a contest with Auckland unable to muster a lot by way of an attacking menace.

South Africa worldwide Tau added a late third with a easy end following a superb backheel help by Kahraba.

The winner of the match between Ahly and the Sounders will face Actual Madrid within the semifinals.

Dwelling favourites and African champions Wydad Casablanca sort out Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal of their second spherical tie on Saturday. The victor in that fixture will meet Brazilian outfit Flamengo within the semifinals.

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