A complicated confrontation to reach Real Madrid
Al-Ahly of Egypt is playing its second match in the Club World Cup against the American team, Seattle Sounders, on Saturday evening, in search of advancing to the semi-finals of the tournament held in Morocco.
Al-Ahly defeated New Zealand champion Auckland City 3-0 in the opening match, while Seattle plays its first match in the tournament.
The winner of the match against the historic African champion and the current North American champion will receive a major “prize” that lies in facing Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup
Al-Ahly has never faced Real Madrid in the tournament, despite its participation 7 times before, and the same applies to Seattle.
The Egyptian giant played only once during its previous participations against the European champions and lost to Bayern Munich with a clean double in the 2020 World Cup before winning the bronze medal.
The Seattle team came from the United States in search of facing Real Madrid in a festive meeting that culminates in the World Cup.
Swiss Marcel Koller, coach of Al-Ahly club, said in the press conference before the match that Seattle tends to the Latin school in football, which makes it very difficult to confront him.
The Seattle team has not played official matches since last October, and the Al-Ahly match will be its first since then.