African champions Al Ahly play as hosts to Bayern Munich in semifinals of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup. Pitso Mosimane has named a strong XI to face the European champions at the Al Rayyan Stadium.
The representatives from Africa have opted to start the game with the 4-2-3-1 formation with only a change made from the side the beat Al Duhail as Karaba replaced Walter Bwalya in lone striker role.
Mohamed El-Shennawi in posts whiles Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, veteran Ali Maaloul complete the backline.
Amr El Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi are the two pivots whiles Mohamed “Afsha” Magdi, Taher Mohamed and Hussein El Shahat complete the attacking three as Karaba leads the line.
The European giants make the competition’s start from the semifinals and the likes of Manuel Nuer, Robert Lewandowski, David Alaba, Thomas Muller and Sergi Gnabry start.
Bayern Munich XI: Manuel Nuer, Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, M. Roca, Kimnich, Coman, Muller, Gnabry, Lewandowski.
Al Ahly XI: Mohamed El-Shennawi (GK), Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Amr El Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed “Afsha” Magdi – Hussein El Shahat, Taher Mohamed Taher, Karaba.