The Egyptians from Al-Ahly won, this Wednesday, the New Zealanders from Auckland City by 3-0, in the inaugural meeting of the Club World Cup, and qualified for the second of the competition, which will be held in Morocco.

In Tangier, at the Ibn Batouta Stadium, the African Champions League finalist put himself ahead of the scoreboard, thanks to the goal scored by Hussein El Shahat in the first half added time, at 45+2 minutes.

After the break, Mohamed Sherif (52 minutes) extended the advantage on the scoreboard, which would move again towards the end (86), by substitute Percy Tau, before Adam Mitchel received a straight red card in the Oceania champion team.

In the next round, Al-Ahly will discuss access to the semi-finals with the North American Seattle Sounders, who won the CONCACAF Champions League.

Flamengo, from Vitor Pereira, winner of the Libertadores Cup, enters the competition only in the semi-finals, on February 7, to face the winner of the duel between WAC, African champion, and Al Hihal, current holder of the Champions League asian.

By Brian Mboh