Al-Rayyan (Qatar) (AFP) – African champions Al Ahly shocked Brazilian giants Palmeiras to win the third-place play-off of the Club World Cup in a penalty shoot-out on Thursday.
After a goalless 90 minutes, the game went straight to penalties and Al Ahly captain Mohamed El-Shenawy saved the final spot-kick from former Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo to seal a 3-2 shoot-out victory.
“It would have been better to play in the final, but you can see how our performance showed even the doubters how we can play,” said El-Shenawy.
It was a bitter defeat for South American champions Palmeiras, who won the Copa Libertadores at the end of January by beating Santos 1-0 in the final.
European champions Bayern Munich take on Mexico’s Tigres in the final at Al Rayyan, near Doha, later Thursday.
Egyptian side Al Ahly lost 2-0 to Bayern in Monday’s semi-final, thanks to two Robert Lewandowski goals, while Palmeiras lost their semi-final 1-0 to Tigres.
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