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Monterrey Vs Al-Ahly for FIFA Club World Cup 2021: date, time, the possible lineups and their history

The Monterrey soccer team will face an old enemy in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021, whom he has already defeated without problems on previous occasions. 

Monterrey and Al-Ahly will meet again in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021
Monterrey and Al-Ahly will meet again in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021

The Monterrey Football Club announced through its social networks that its debut match in the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 against Al-Ahly of Egypt will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in the United Arab Emirates, at 8:00 p.m., time of the host country.

This match will be the chance to “Los Rayados” to ensure his pass to the next round of the tournament, if they defeats Al-Ahly, a team he has already faced and defeated on 2 previous occasions. 

FIFA Club World Cup 2021: the possible lineups of the Monterrey Vs Al-Ahly

The lineups for this match represent a challenge for the coaches of both squads as they will have to make modifications due to the duel, as there are still more than 2 months to go to the FIFA Club World Cup 2021. However, these are some of the players who could be on the field for that date:

Monterrey: Esteban Andrada, Stefan Medina, Cesar Montes, Sebastian Vegas, Erick Aguirre, Celso Ortiz, Carlos Rodriguez, Alfonso Gonzales, Jesus Gallardo, Maximiliano Meza y Rogelio Funes Mori.

Al-Ahly: Mohamed El Shenawy, Ayman Ashraf, Yasser Ibrahim, Banoun, Mohamed Magdi Kasha, Dieng, Hussein El Shaha, Hamdi Fathi, Akram Tawfik y Percy Tau. 

FIFA World Cup 2021: the history of the Monterrey Vs Al Ahly

Despite being teams that play on continents very far from each other, both have a history in the FIFA Club World Cup. And the history has always been for the benefit of Monterrey

The first time they met was in the FIFA Club World Cup 2012, when both squads clash for the third place of the competition. In that occasion, Monterrey defeat Al-Ahly by 2-0, with goals of Jesus Corona y Cesar Delgado

And just 1 year later, these rivals met again in the FIFA Club World Cup 2013. In that match, Monterrey won again with no mercy, since they scored 5 goals against their rival. The goals were scored in that occasion by Nery Cardozo, Leonardo Lopez, Humberto Suazo y Cesar Delgado

So this match will bring good memories to Monterrey, squad that qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup 2021 by defeating America in the CONCACHAMPIONS.

In that final, Monterrey won by 1-0, with a goal from Rogelio Funes Mori, which brought them their fifth international title at home, the BBVA Stadium, in front of more than 40 thousand fans. 

Monterrey is now confident that de game plan of their coach, Javier Aguirre, it will make them have a good tournament. 

For the Al-Ahly, the road to FIFA Club World Cup 2021 it started when they won the CAF Champions League by 3-0, against South Africa Kaizer Chiefs, in the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco. 

In that game, the African team suffered the expulsion of Happy Mashiane, which conditioned the second half of the match for the egyptians to consume the win with annotations of Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdy and Amr El Solia

Both teams will have to check their situation with the FIFA since there is a very close joint with the World Cup qualifiers and both teams have between 8 and 10 World Cup players selected, so they will have to analyze their situation. 

Who will win this time? 

Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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