Bayern Munich will face Al Ahly in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup after the African champions knocked out home favourites Al Duhail on Thursday.
The clash at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan was settled by a fine strike from Hussein El Shahat 30 minutes in, the winger finding the bottom-left corner from the edge of the box after Bassam Hisham had lost possession.
Walter Bwalya, who forced the defensive error, tucked away a composed finish but saw the goal disallowed for offside following a VAR review.
Qatari champions Al Duhail improved after the break, but Pitso Mosimane’s men were relatively comfortable as they saw out the 1-0 victory.
Al Ahly will meet Bayern on Monday as the European champions bid to win the tournament for the second time.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 4, 2021
The other semi-final will see Copa Libertadores holders Palmeiras face Tigres, who defeated Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 in the earlier game.
The K League 1 side, who won their second AFC Champions League in 2020, went ahead through Kim Kee-hee’s 24th-minute header.
Andre-Pierre Gignac equalised from close range and Tigres’ all-time leading goalscorer made it 2-1 from the penalty spot just before half-time.
The CONCACAF champions will be back in action against Palmeiras on Monday.