Club World Cup / Matchday 1
Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium / 08.02.2021
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Good evening and welcome to our live text coverage of the Club World Cup semi-final match between Al Ahly and Bayern Munich from the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Egyptian side Al Ahly, who won last season's African Champions League, are competing in the Club World Cup for the sixth time and their best finish was beating Club America 2-1 to get third place in 2006. They beat Qatari club Al Duhail 1-0 last Thursday to reach today's semi-final. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, are only appearing in the Club World Cup for the second time ever after beating PSG in last season's UEFA Champions League final. Last time they competed in the Club World Cup was 2013 when they were victorious against Raja Casablanca in the final. We will be bringing you all the build-up, highlights and talking points from the match tonight, so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 18:00.

Ben Snowball
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Ben Snowball
Updated 08/02/2021 at 19:56 GMT
End of 2nd Half
90+4'
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FULL-TIME: Al Ahly 0-2 Bayern Munich
The outcome was predictable but the manner was perhaps more arduous than initially expected from a Bayern perspective, with the elite finishing of Lewandowski being the sole difference on paper. In reality, Al Ahly were out of their depth and barring a miracle, defending for 90 minutes with rare forays forward for a few players was only going to get them so far. Bring on Thursday's final between Bayern and Tigres!
90'
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There will be four minutes of added time. While Al Ahly have defended well throughout, but their late subs didn't really add much for them. Can hardly complain still given who they've been up against.
87'
Sherif optimistically tries to hit one goalwards from distance but it's nowhere near troubling Neuer.
86'
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Robert Lewandowski
Goal
Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
GOAL!!! Bayern finally seal the win! Phenomenal cross from Sane near the byline to give Lewandowski practically an open net to head into and make it 2 goals to nil.
80'
The game's become a little bit scrappy over the past 10 minutes or so with the flow being disrupted by the multiple substitutions for each side. You can tell frustration and fatigue is starting to get to a lot of the players, especially for Al Ahly due to the defensive work they've been putting in.
77'
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Even more substitutions for Bayern! This 5 subs a game malarkey is exhausting isn't it? Jamal Musiala and Niklas Sule are on for Coman and Boateng, as they search for another goal to put the game to bed.
70'
Mahmoud Kahraba
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Mahmoud Kahraba
Al Ahly
Al Ahly
Walter Bwalya
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Walter Bwalya
Al Ahly
Al Ahly
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Al Ahly make a few changes themselves as they search for that all-important equaliser. Malian international midfielder Aliou Dieng comes on for Afsha, Salah Mohsen replaces El Shahaat and Walter Bwalya is on for Kahraba too.
Mohamed Magdy
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Mohamed Magdy
Al Ahly
Al Ahly
Aliou Dieng
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Aliou Dieng
Al Ahly
Al Ahly
69'
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Bayern make their third change now. Corentin Tolisso replaces Roca, who was a bright spark for them in the first half.
Marc Roca
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Marc Roca
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FC Bayern Munich
Corentin Tolisso
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Corentin Tolisso
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
68'
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CLOSE!! Pavard's cross hits Ayman awkwardly and almost ends up in the back of his own net! Thankfully for him it's gone into the side netting instead.
65'
Al Ahly starting to grow in confidence and belief, but is too late? El Shahaat's cross is well cleared away and Taher is unable to create anything of note from the rebound.
62'
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Flick makes his first substitutions of the game. Muller surprisingly departs the pitch for Eric Choupo-Moting and Leroy Sane comes on too in place of Gnabry.
61'
Bayern have been equally dominant so far in this second half but they seem to be struggling even more to break down Al Ahly, who still lack composure on the ball or the numbers whenever they go forward themselves.
57'
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SAVED!! Muller makes a fairly tame headed connection with the corner that is tipped over by El Shenawy for another corner.
56'
Coman twists and turns but his eventual shot is deflected out for a corner by Ibrahim.
53'
Kahraba finds El Shahaat in plenty of space on the right flank but Davies manages to track back in lightning quick fashion to block the return pass.
50'
Great tackle from Benoun near the byline to put a stop to Gnabry's marauding run down the left. Bayern have picked up where they left off in the first half though, dominating proceedings.
45'
The second half has started now! Will Bayern pile on the goals? Or will Al Ahly be able to fight back successfully?
Lewandowski celebrating his goal in the 17th minute.

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