Al-Ahly rout nine-man Al-Hilal for third at Club World Cup

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Hilal’s goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais vies for the ball with Ahly’s defender Ali Maaloul (right) during the FIFA Club World Cup third-place football match. (Photo: AFP)
ABU DHABI—  Egypt’s Al-Ahly finished third at the Club World Cup for the second year in a row after thrashing nine-man Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia 4-0 on Saturday.اضافة اعلان

Defender Yasser Ibrahim headed the African champions ahead early in Abu Dhabi before Al-Hilal had former West Brom attacker Matheus Pereira sent off.

Ibrahim scored again on 17 minutes and Al-Hilal were soon reduced to nine players when midfielder Mohamed Kanno saw red.

Ahmed Abdelkader made it 3-0 late in the first half and Amr El Solia, who started last Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal, capped off the win just past the hour.

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