Seriously injured his left cheek in an early play and taken off the pitch
Proactively participated in the attack and helped to set up the tying goal, also shined in 1-on-1 defending
Was great in passing and sending long balls, but played poorly on defence and didn't cover the space behind him well.
Substituted off at half-time
Wasn't afraid of holding the ball and acting as a playmaker but his influence slowly declined.
Made several mistakes in the first half but grew into the game and contributed to the Sanfrecce attack.
Helped press against Al Ahly with his passing and did much to cut off their counter-attacks.
Didn't get a chance to run with the ball but often beat out the defenders to win it on the side.
Was often put into a position of having to win fierce struggles on the ball. Disappeared at times but generally won his battles.
Struggled at times w/ narrow space but as the match went on set up several combination plays and sent many great passes to Sato.
Showed skill and cleverness in his first-half goal, but his team-mates relied on him too much in the second half and he missed several great scoring opportunities.
Was put in a tough spot but avoided too many huge mistakes and contributed to Sanfrecce's style with his passing
Worked hard on the physical end and did what he had to do.
Unable to make an impact as a late sub
Was responsible for Sanfrecce's lone goal, but played at a good level in the rest of time and saved many chances
Starred at defence as he kept Hisato Sato from wreaking havoc.
Poor effort caused weakness on the team's left side, which Sanfrecce striker Mihael Mikic often took advantage of.
After injuring his back in training, had one of his worst-ever outings for the club.
With two assists and many more well-placed crosses, Fathy was the cornerstone of his side's attack.
Disappeared for much of the game and was Al-Ahly's worst player of the match.
Did well in controlling the center of the pitch; Al-Ahly was worse for the wear after he left following his injury on the half-hour.
An average performance from the midfielder.
Played competently but didn't pressure the Sanfrecce goal.
Scored the opening goal and gave a glittering performance in his first-ever Club World Cup.
Had a tactical role in the game when he switched to a defensive midfielder position in the wake of Ghaly's injury.
Changed the entire match by scoring as a second-half substitute and becoming one of the tournament's top scorers.
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