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09/12/2009
0:2 (0:1)
  • Adam DICKINSON (45')
  • Chad COOMBES (67')

Summary

City sink Ahli to reach quarters

Adam Dickinson and Chad Coombes emerged as the heroes to earn Auckland City a 2-0 reverse of Al Ahli and a quarter-final encounter with Atlante.

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Line-up

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26
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Substitute(s)

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50
18
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25
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35
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Coaches

MAHDI ALI (UAE)
(NZL) Paul POSA

Officials

Referee: Carlos SIMON (BRA)Assistant Referee 1: Altemir HAUSMANN (BRA)Assistant Referee 2: Roberto BRAATZ (BRA)Fourth official: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)Fifth official: Rafael ILYASOV (UZB)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 38)


Latest Comments:
wxywsa
19/12/2009 at 10:18
wxywsa (China PR)
GO on Auckland
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jmikkelsen02
17/12/2009 at 02:05
i am suprised that al ahli fc lost against the a-city because auckalnd city barely won the O Cup and al ahli was the best in Asia after Pohang steelers
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FCB1978
12/12/2009 at 00:08
FCB1978 (Australia)
Well done, Auckland City, fantastic win! Let's hope that with this win and New Zealand's World Cup qualification that the much-maligned Oceania confederation finally gets some well deserved respect. From 2010 onwards the Oceania club champions should be given direct entry to the Club World Cup quarter finals and not be forced to playoff against the host nation's domestic league champions. This is a competition for continental club champions, not domestic league champions.
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Statistics

22Shots0
10Corner kicks0
2Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
57%Possession (%)43%
  • UAE fan Mohamad Rashed cheers for Al Ahli
  • Ali Hussain of Al Ahli runs with the ball
  • Kahled Mohammed of Al Ahli runs with the ball
  • Coach Mahdi Redha of Al Ahli follows his players
  • Official footballs are seen during the FIFA Club World Cup match
  • Saad Surour of Al Ahli runs with the ball

Mahdi Redha, Al Ahli coach
We’re very disappointed. I tried to prepare the players as best I could, but we didn’t play to our potential tonight. We didn’t pass the ball well. We didn’t keep possession. Still, if that chance had gone in at the end of the first half [Salem Khamis missed a golden opportunity] I think it would have been a different story. We have to learn from our mistakes. We have to look forward.

Paul Posa, Auckland City coach
The boys are very happy, ecstatic. We weren’t the favourites but it was our night. We knew their system going into the game, so we just tried to counter that and it worked. We knew going into the game that we would create chances. It was just a question of taking them, and fortunately we did. Atlante are a very good side. Aside from Barcelona and Estudiantes, they’re the classiest team in the competition, so it will be really tough. Hopefully we’ll be able to upset their rhythm.