Club World Cup: Al Ahly beats Auckland, faces Sounders next

TANGER, Morocco — TANGER, Morocco (AP) — Al Ahly meets Seattle Sounders in the second round of the Club World Cup after beating Auckland City 3-0 on Wednesday.

Goals from Hussein Elshahat, Mohamed Sherif and Percy Tau at Tangier Stadium in Morocco secured Egypt’s side a place in the next round of the tournament, which also features Champions League winners Real Madrid and Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo.

The Sounders have become the first MLS team in history to qualify for the Club World Cup and meet Al Ahly on Saturday.

The winner of this game will play against Madrid in the semifinals.

Wydad Casablanca meet Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal in Flamengo on Saturday.

Elshahat opened the scoring in the second minute of injury time in the first half. Sherif added a second in the 56th and Tau struck in the 86th.

Auckland’s Adam Mitchell was sent off with a time delay. Club World Cup: Al Ahly beats Auckland, faces Sounders next

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