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December 16, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
Nissan Stadium — Yokohama
Referee:‬ P. O'Leary‎
Attendance:‬ 56301‎
 
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Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco
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Monterrey
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Al Ahly 0-2 Monterrey: The Mexican side finishes third at the Club World Cup

Goals from Jesus Corona and Cesar Delgado helped Victor Vucetich's side seal third place for the Mexican champions at the expense of the Egyptians in the Club World Cup

By Rahul Bali

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Concacaf representatives Monterrey emerged victorious in the third place play-off of the 2012 Fifa Club World Cup after beating African champions Al Ahly by a 3-1 score at Toyota Stadium.

Al Ahly gifted the opening goal for Jesus Corona after a misunderstanding at the back. Cesare Delgado scored his third goal of the tournament in the second half from a counter-attack while goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco denied the Egyptians on several occasions to see off the challenge of the Afcon champions.

The game immediately started on a high after kickoff. Mexico international Aldo De Nigris was put through on goal by Jesus Corona in the second minute only for the linesman to raise his flag. However they didn’t have to wait too long for the opener. Severo Meza and Neri Cardozo between them before the latter sent a ball over the Al Ahly defence for Corona. Goalkeeper Mahmoud El Saoud and defender Sayed Moawad clattered in their attempt and neither got the ball away which was easily slotted home by Corona.

Thereafter Al Ahly saw more of the ball and created a couple of half chances through Waleed Soliman.  Their best chance came at the half hour mark when Waleed Soliman’s curling free-kick found Emad Motean who saw his header come off the post.

Mohamed Aboutrika came close to level things up right before half time but his diving header went just wide of the left post.

In the second half the African champions tried to come out from their shell early on with some decent attempts, but it was the brilliance of the Monterrey custodian Orozco that the scoreline remained the same.

Just four minutes after coming on as a substitute, Syed Al-Hamdy came close as he tested goalkeeper Orozco who made a fine save to deny the Al Ahly striker.

Monterrey were tested again as Abdalla El Said saw his shot parried away by Orozco which went straight to Al-Hamdy who failed to find the back of the net on the rebound in the 64th minute.

Two minutes later, Al Ahly were made to pay for their profligacy as De Nigris found Cardozo with a lovely through ball, who in turn set it up for Cesar Delgado whose calm finish helped Monterrey double their lead.

The Mexican side could have gone 3-0 up in the 77th minute. De Nigris releases Delgado who squared the ball for Cardozo whose shot was blocked. The ball went as far as Delgado whose cross should have been converted at the far post as the Al Ahly defence went to sleep.

Orozco continued his fine form between the sticks as he denied Aboutrika and Rami Hisham late on. Monterrey held on their lead and finished third at the Club World Cup.



Al-Ahly SC

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Abou ALsood
Goalkeeper
2.00
-
Rami Rabia
Defender
3.00
6
Wael Gomaa
Defender
80′
2.00
23
Mohammad Naguib
Defender
2.50
-
Ahmed Fathy
Defender
62′
3.00
11
Waleed Soliman
Midfielder
77′
2.50
17
Sayed Moawad
Defender
1.50
22
Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
3.50
-
1.50
25
ashour
Midfielder
8′
3.00
9
Emad Moteab
Striker
52′
2.50

Monterrey

4.50
1
2.50
2
S. Meza
Defender
2.50
4
2.50
5
D. Chavez
Midfielder
3.00
10
W. Ayoví
Midfielder
3.00
15
3.00
21
H. Mier
Defender
3.50
68
J. Corona
Midfielder
3′ 63′
3.00
18
3.00
-
4.00
19

Substitutes

1
ekramy
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
 - 
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samir
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
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Shehab Ahmed
Midfielder
 - 
8
3.00
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Hossam Ghaly
Midfielder
 - 
-
Mahmoud Hassan
Midfielder
 - 
10
Gedo
Striker
77′
2.50
-
2.50
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
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J. Dautt
Goalkeeper
 - 
23
 - 
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L. López
Defender
3.00
34
H. Morales
Midfielder
79′
3.00
16
E. Solís
Midfielder
83′
 - 
-
S. Pérez
Defender
 - 
-
G. Moreno
Defender
 - 
-
2.50
-
 - 
26
H. Suazo
Striker
 - 
-
S. Jasso
Striker

Coach/Manager

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3.00

Coach/Manager

 
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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
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  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
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D. Conca D. Conca
Midfielder
Fluminense
2 1
Ronaldinho Ronaldinho
Midfielder
Atletico Mineiro
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César Fabián Delgado César Fabián Delgado
Midfielder
Monterrey
2 0
Mouhssine Iajour Mouhssine Iajour
Striker
Raja Casablanca
2 0
H. Suazo H. Suazo
Striker
Monterrey
1 1