File - Al Ahly Tunisian defender Ali Maaloul
CAIRO - 6 February 2021: Al Ahly defender Ali Maaloul revealed that the team will fight against the UEFA Champions League winners, Bayern Munich, when both giants meet on Monday in the FIFA Club World Cup semis.
"We will face a strong team with many talented players and we will fight to make our fans happy.” Maaloul told the club's official website on Friday.
Al Ahly secured a spot in the semi-finals after defeating Al Duhail SC 1-0 on Thursday thanks to a goal from Hussein El Shahat.
Maaloul added "It will be a tough game between the African and European champions. We must prepare well, be fully focused, and do our best to defend Al Ahly’s jersey in the match.”
The Red Devils will face a European side in a competitive match for the first time in the club's history.
Al Ahly appear in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup for the third time in the club's history.
Al Ahly's best achievement in the competition came in 2006 when the African champions secured the bronze medal.