Real Madrid vs. Al Ahly LIVE: they will face each other in a match corresponding to the second key of the semifinals of the Club World Cup 2023.
Real Madrid’s contest against the Egyptian cast of Al Ahly is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco, at a confirmed time of 2:00 p.m. Peruvian time. In Spanish territory, you see it at 8:00 p.m.
Nobody won more editions of the ‘Mundialito’ than Real Madrid, up to four times in five disputes as European champions since the change of format with respect to the old Intercontinental Cup. At present, it is the end of a long road that made unforgettable stops for Real Madrid. Every comeback in a Champions League to remember.
Real Madrid vs. Al Ahly: schedules in the world
Mexico: 1:00 p.m.
Peru: 2:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 2:00 p.m.
Colombia: 2:00 p.m.
United States (New York, Miami): 2:00 p.m.
Bolivia: 3:00 p.m.
Venezuela: 3:00 p.m.
Chile: 4:00 p.m.
Argentina: 4:00 p.m.
Brazil: 4:00 p.m.
Uruguay: 4:00 p.m.
Spain: 8:00 p.m.
Despite being the two teams along with Auckland City that have the most participations in the tournament since the change of format in 2000, they have never met in the competition.
To the duel against a new rival comes the team of Carlo Ancelotti with needs after seeing how it is complicated to retain the league crown by his stumble in Mallorca. The defeat moved Barcelona eight points away.
Victim of a calendar that holds up to eight games in just 28 days of February, Real Madrid gets on a rollercoaster of sensations. He achieved a physical improvement with respect to his image in January, but despite the emotional boost of the cup comebacks against Villarreal and Atlético, it has been impossible for him to maintain a level of play that ensures triumphs every three days.
The Club World Cup, which moved its date from December to February, arrives with the poster of undisputed favorite, with the responsibility of winning a trophy which the European club that disputes it commands (champion in 14 of 18 editions). In the semifinals, he will have to overcome the difficulty of playing without several of his pillars. Thibaut Courtois will not be in goal, nor Éder Militao as head of the back or his referent scorer Karim Benzema. Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vazquez, and Eden Hazard complete a large number of casualties.
Ancelotti will bet on Andriy Lunin in goal, he must decide the position in which David Alaba starts, whether central or left back for Eduardo Camavinga, and everything points to the return to the ‘old guard’ in midfield with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. The German is the player with the most achievements of the Club World Cup, up to five between his first with Bayern Munich and four with Madrid.
Vinícius Junior will move away from the atmosphere of tension unleashed around his figure in each match that the white team plays away from the Bernabéu. He arrives at the Club World Cup as the great Madrid star, the main offensive danger to watch for the rival, waiting for Benzema to hurry to be in a hypothetical final.
“Victim”, as Ancelotti, denounced, of a situation that has gotten out of hand and has become, with racist overtones from the stands, a serious problem to tackle immediately in Spanish football.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) February 7, 2023
Real Madrid vs. Al Ahly: possible line-ups in the Club World Cup
Al Ahly: The Shenawy; Mohamed Hany, Mahmoud Metwali, Abdel Monem, Ali Maaloul; Aliou Dieng, El Shahat, Hamdy Fathi, Al-Sulaya; Abdelkader and Sherif.
Real Madrid: Andriy Lunin; Dani Carvajal, Nacho Fernández, Antonio Rüdiger, David Alaba; Aurelien Tchouaméni or Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Fede Valverde, Vinícius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes.
Where to watch Real Madrid against Al Ahly via TV for the Club World Cup?
The match LIVE will be broadcast by DSports, DGO in South America. In Mexico, it can be seen through Vix, while in Spain by the Telecinco signal. RPP Noticias, on 89.7 FM, will broadcast the match on radio nationwide.
Real Madrid vs Al Ahly lineups, team news
Those injury-enforced absences have disrupted Ancelotti’s plans, but he is still expected to go with a strong lineup, with Luka Modric, Antonio Rudiger, and Vinicius Jr set to start.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): 13-Lunin (GK) — 2-Carvajal, 22-Ruidger, 6-Nacho, 4-Alaba — 8-Kroos, 18-Tchouameni, 10-Modric — 15-Valverde, 21-Rodrygo, 21-Vinicius Jr
Al Ahly head coach Marcelo Koller has shuffled his options for their opening two games with Mohamed Magdy potentially coming in to start after scoring the winner off the bench against Seattle.
Al Ahly (4-5-1): 1-El-Shenawy (GK) — 30-Hany, 4-Metwaly, 24-Abdelmonem, 21-Maaloul — 9-Kader, 8-Fathi, 15-Dieng, 17-Al-Sulaya, 19-Magdy — 23-Tau