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Real Madrid to Play Al Ahly in Club World Cup Semi-Finals

NEWS STORY. 13/01/2023

Real Madrid makes its debut in the competition next Wednesday, 8th February (8.00 pm CET), at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat.

Real Madrid now know who they face in their bid to become world champions for the eighth time in their history. Following the draw held at the Mohammed VI Football Academy in Salé (Rabat), our team will play the semi-finals on Wednesday 8th February at 8.00 pm CET against Al Ahly, who beat Seattle Sounders in the previous round.
The final of the Club World Cup will take place on Saturday 11 February (8.00 pm CET). The match for third and fourth place will be played on the same day (4:30 pm CET). Real Madrid will play both matches at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

Butragueño's Evaluation
"It's always a pleasure to play in this competition because to qualify you have to win the Champions League and that's a side effect of the team's great success last season."

"We have a lot of fans in Morocco. When we played the Club World Cup in Marrakech we felt the warmth of the public, we were able to win the title and we are convinced that they will be supporting us again to see if we can win again."


Video.La valoración de Butragueño.

"The important thing is that we are well, that we can count on all the players considering the demanding schedule we are facing and that we will continue to have for many weeks to come. We know that if our team performs well we can compete with anyone with a guarantee of success."

"Football has become very even, all the teams have a great defensive organisation and physically they are strong. If you don't offer the same level of intensity and concentration, you suffer. We are seeing that at all the games we play are very even and end up being decided by details. One of them is individual quality and that's where we have an advantage."

1st round:
- Al Ahly-Auckland City (3-0).
2nd round: 
- Seattle Sounders-Al Ahly (0-1)
- Wydad Casablanca-Al Hilal (1-1; 3-5 on penalties)
- Flamengo-Al Hilal (7 February, 8 p.m.)
- Al Ahly-Real Madrid (8 February, 8 p.m.)
3rd and 4th places: (11 February, 4.30 p.m.)
Final: (11 February, 8 p.m.)