Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 12:33 GMT
Al-Ahly SC team is heading back to Cairo on board special EgyptAir flight - press photo
CAIRO – 12 February 2021: Al-Ahly SC team arrived back to Cairo on board special EgyptAir flight, after they won a historic bronze medal at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
The Red Devils were received by the EgyptAir flight crew in Doha by flowers and chocolate and their plane landed amid intensified security measures.
Al Ahly defeated Brazilian giants, Palmeiras, 3-2 on penalties in the FIFA Club World Cup third-place playoff to win the bronze medal for the second time in the club’s history.
The regular time ended in a goalless draw and the game went to penalties.
Al Ahly goalkeeper stepped up and put on a heroic performance, having saved three penalty shots while Badr Benoun, Mohamed Hany and Junior Ajayi scored to secure the victory for the Red Devils.
El Shenawy claimed Man of the Match award after his sensational performance in the match.
Al Ahly became the first Arab and African club to reach the podium of the prestigious competition on two different occasions, having won the bronze medal in 2006 in Japan.
Al Ahly players stayed at Education City stadium as they followed the final between Germany’s Bayern Munich and Tigres of Mexico, which ended with a 1-0 win for the Bavarian giants.
Following the final, Al Ahly players received the bronze medals by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.