Real Madrid vs Al Ahly: Percy Tau Has Caused Los Blancos Trouble Before
- Real Madrid and Al Ahly are set to lock horns in the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup
- Los Blancos and the Red Devils will try to navigate around each other at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Wednesday
- For Percy Tau, it will be the opportunity to settle an old score against the reigning European champions
Percy Tau is not nearly daunted by taking on European champions Real Madrid.
'The Lion of Juda' has crossed paths with Los Blancos twice before in the UEFA Champions League while playing for Belgian club, Club Brugge. Tomorrow, will be the third time that the Bafana Bafana midfielder will entangle with the Spaniards, though it will be in the colours of Egyptian giants Al Ahly SC.
Tau was an absolute menace when the Belgians met Madrid in the 2019/20 season. The first match in Belgium ended 3-1 in favour of the visitors, before a classic at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium ended 2-2.
Tau should have scored a goal but for good goalkeeping, will have an assist to cherish for all time against football's royal family.
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Madrid missing key players for CWC
Real Madrid will face an uphill task in their bid to lift the FIFA Club World Cup after seeing their squad being ravaged by injuries ahead of the competition.
The reigning La Liga champions who face Al Ahly in the semifinals on Wednesday, February 8, are set to jet out to Morocco without five key players owing to various degrees of injuries.
According to Football Espana, Karim Benzema and Eder Militao have both suffered injuries, while Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy have been ruled out for much of February.
David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni have also failed to recover from their injuries picked up two weeks ago while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also pulled out of the loss to Mallorca through injury.
Madrid in stunning CWC photos
Reigning European champions Real Madrid jetted off to Morocco in style on Monday night.
The Los Blancos are currently in the North African country to participate in this year's FIFA Club World Cup. Carlo Ancelotti selected 22 players for the Club World Cup without five key players.
According to Football Espana, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema and Eder Militao have both suffered injuries, while Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy have been ruled out for much of February.