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December 12, 2012 5:30 AM EST
Toyota Stadium — Toyota
Referee:‬ M. Rodríguez‎
Attendance:‬ 31417‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Al-Ahly 0-1 Corinthians

A single goal from Paolo Guerrero was enough to decide the match in favor of the Brazilians, who will move on to meet either Chelsea or Monterrey in the Club World Cup final.

By Daniel Edwards

  • ekramy
    1
    0
    2.50

    ekramy

    Had absolutely no chance to stop Guerrero's pinpoint header. Bravely stayed on the pitch after going down with a thigh injury in the second half, but eventually was forced off.

  •  Rami Rabia
    0
    0
    3.00

    Rami Rabia

    One of Al-Ahly's principal threats moving into the final third, but lacked precision feeding his strikers.

  • Wael Gomaa
    0
    0
    2.50

    Wael Gomaa

    Could have done more to track Guerrero for the game's only goal. Did not cope well with Corinthians' fast counterattacking, but battled gamely against the Brazilians.

  • Ahmed Shedid
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ahmed Shedid

    Stood out with a wonderful intervention that denied Paulinho when the goal was at the midfielder's mercy.

  • Mohammad Naguib
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mohammad Naguib

    Dealt well with Corinthians' threat from set-pieces, although occasionally suffered when challenged on the floor by the likes of Emerson.

  • Ahmed Fathy
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ahmed Fathy

    Had one of his side's best chances of the encounter, firing just wide after bursting into the box on a swift counterattack.

  • Waleed Soliman
    0
    0
    3.00

    Waleed Soliman

    The Egypt international controlled possession well and looked more lively in the second half, but struggled to get the ball forward with enough penetration.

  • ashour
    0
    0
    3.50

    ashour

    One of the standout figures for the Egyptians, tackled tenaciously and tried to stem the attacks emanating through Paulinho and Danilo.

  • Abdulla Ali Saeed
    0
    0
    2.00

    Abdulla Ali Saeed

    Failed to convince in the face of fierce Timao marking, and it was no surprise when he was withdrawn for the second half.

  • Gedo
    0
    0
    2.00

    Gedo

    Forced to feed off scraps of possession throughout the night and marshaled well by the Corinthians back line.

  • Al-Sayed Hamdy
    0
    1
    1.50

    Al-Sayed Hamdy Flop of the Match

    Guilty of squandering a gilt-edged chance when he failed to control a ball over the top, a moment which cost Al Ahly dearly as the club went down to the Brazilians.

Substitutions

  • Abou ALsood
    0
    0
    3.00

    Abou ALsood

    Forced into action in the second half thanks to Ekramy's injury, but was well guarded by his defense and had an uneventful cameo.

  • Mohammed Abu Trika
    1
    1
    3.00

    Mohammed Abu Trika

    The Egyptians looked a different team after halftime with the playmaker on the field, as he inspired a much better effort. Came close with a shot that forced a good save from Cassio.

  • Emad Moteab
    0
    0

    Emad Moteab

    A late entry for Gado as his side desperately chased a positive result from the encounter.

  • Cássio
    0
    0
    3.50

    Cássio

    A virtual spectator for large swathes of the match, rarely called into action by the Egyptian team. Much busier in the second half, and made a couple of key saves to assure victory.

  • Alessandro
    1
    0
    2.50

    Alessandro

    Always a threat overlapping on the right, providing width and penetration for his team. His lackadaisical approach to keeping possession posed a problem, however, when Al Ahly fought back into the game.

  • Chicão
    0
    0
    2.50

    Chicão

    Almost let Rabia in for an equalizer thanks to a rushed clearance, a rare mistake in a solid display over the 90 minutes.

  • Fábio Santos
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fábio Santos

    Was guilty of ball-watching for the long pass that almost set up Fathi for the equalizer, otherwise impressed in the middle of defense, continually frustrating Al Ahly's efforts to draw level.

  • Paulo André
    0
    0
    2.50

    Paulo André

    Did not supply the same explosive edge on the flank that Alessandro provided, but put in a solid performance with some confident defending.

  • Ralf
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ralf

    Controlled the tempo of the game from midfield, the defensive foil to Paulinho's more ambitious game. Made several decisive interventions.

  • Paulinho
    0
    0
    3.50

    Paulinho

    Never skipped a beat, distributed with class and showed why he is such an idol with the Corinthians fans.

  • Douglas
    0
    0
    3.00

    Douglas

    A brilliant cross set up Guerrero for the opening goal. Could not make the same impact during the second half, as Al Ahly became more competitive in the midfield.

  • Danilo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danilo

    Moved the ball around well, but lacked the incisiveness to help his side build on the early goal and win in a more convincing fashion.

  • Paolo Guerrero
    0
    1
    3.50

    Paolo Guerrero Top of the Match

    The Peruvian is formidable in the air, and he demonstrated his prowess with a fantastic header that gave Ekramy no chance in goal to open the scoring.

Substitutions

  • Guilherme Andrade
    0
    0

    Guilherme Andrade

    Came on for Guerrero in injury time.

  • Jorge Henrique
    0
    0

    Jorge Henrique

    Brought on for the last 10 minutes.

  • Romarinho
    0
    0
    3.00

    Romarinho

    Played the last 15 minutes for his side, making one exceptional pass that almost opened the game up for Paulinho.

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