diskidaily.co.zaReal Madrid Stuns Al Ahly, Leaving Percy Tau and Co. To Settle For Third

Real Madrid Stuns Al Ahly, Leaving Percy Tau and Co. To Settle For Third

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Real Madrid Stuns Al Ahly, Leaving Percy Tau and Co. To Settle For Third

Percy Tau continued his streak in the Club World Cup, gracing the field for a solid half hour in Al Ahly’s bout against powerhouse Real Madrid.

Although the final score may have been a blowout, with the European champs clinching a 4-1 victory, the match was a nail-biter up until the dying minutes with Rodrygo striking in the 92nd and Arribas in the 98th.

But despite the loss, Al Ahly still have a shot at snagging the bronze medal.

Percy Tau has been making waves in Morocco as he takes part in his third straight match at the FIFA Club World Cup with Al Ahly.

Despite the 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the semifinals, it was a valiant effort from the Egyptian giants, who left their European opponents looking a little too comfortable with the final scoreline.

The Swiss manager Marcel Koller was surely impressed with Percy’s three appearances so far scoring from the bench in the first round, playing a solid 93 minutes in the second round, and holding his own in the semifinals.

The video below shows Percy Tau moments against Real Madrid

With limited game time due to previous injury struggles and competition from fellow players, Percy is making the most of this opportunity to prove himself as a valuable asset to Al Ahly.

In the third-place playoff against Flamengo, Percy has yet another chance to show his worth and leave a lasting impression. So tune in at 5:30 PM South African time on Saturday to see how he fares.

A first-half blitz by Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior (42nd) and Federico Valverde (46th) left Ahly reeling.

But the Cairo club refused to go down without a fight and clawed their way back with a penalty from Ali Maâloul (65th). Just before Ahly’s penalty, Bafana Bafana’s shining star Percy Tau made his way onto the field, replacing Mohamed Sherif (61st).

After the game, Real’s manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed frustration at his team’s lackadaisical performance, saying they got too comfortable when they were up 2-0.

He stated that the team played with “fire,” but not in a good way, and they should’ve finished the game sooner.

Ancelotti reminded his team that this tournament had a lot on the line for Real Madrid and they cannot afford to relax.

 

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