BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marc Roca; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.
AL AHLY SUBS: Ahmed Beckham, Yasser Ibrahim, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Sherif, Aliou Dieng, Aly Lotfi, Salah Mohsen, Saad Samir, Akram Tawfik, Walter Bwalya, Oluwafemi Ajayi, Mostafa Shobeir.
AL AHLY (4-2-3-1): Mohamed El-Shenawy; Mohamed Hany, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul; Hamdi Fathi, Amr El Soleya; Hussein El Shahat, Afsha, Taher Mohamed; Kahraba.
Bayern enter the contest in excellent form having reeled off five wins on the bounce in the Bundesliga. Hansi Flick’s men have stormed to the top of the table, but now turn their attention to winning the Club World Cup. Bayern won the competition on their last appearance in 2013, defeating Raja Casablanca in the final. The German outfit look well pressed to add a second crown to their collection, although they cannot afford to take Al Ahly lightly.
Al Ahly won the Confederation of African Football Champions League with a triumph over Zamalek. The Egyptian side won the bronze medal in the Club World Cup in 2006, but will be determined to reach the final on this occasion. They defeated Al Duhail in the second round courtesy of a strike from Hussein El Shahat, but will have to raise their game against Bayern tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Club World Cup semi-final clash between Al Ahly and Bayern Munich at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.