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- Al Ahly beat Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties to finish in third place
- Ninety minutes had failed to produce a goal
- El Shenaway was the hero of the shot
Mohamed El Shenaway saved two penalties in the shot as Al Ahly edged Palmeiras 3-2 on penalties to finish in third place at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 ™. Ninety minutes had failed to produce a goal.
Al Ahly started brighter and had a great opportunity in the middle of the half. A mistake by the home side’s central defense after 2 minutes allowed Amr Elsoulia to score for Amr Elsoulia.
Mohamed Afsha rejected another good chance for the Egyptians, and Rony threatened twice for Palmeiras, but half ended goalless.
The Brazilians came out in the second half in search of a breakthrough, and Rony and Patrick de Paula quickly missed attempts.
With 66 minutes played, Elsoulia’s fine volley dribbled the ball past Weverton and chipped it past the away team’s keeper. Junior Ajayi fired the rebound home, but the Nigerian was considered offside.
Patrick did well to keep his marker and power away in the Ahly area, but he pulled his hard, low drive wide of the post in the 80th minute and the competition went to a shootout, which Ahly won.