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Al Ahly reach Club World Cup semis

Updated 2304 GMT (0704 HKT) December 9, 2012
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Al-Ahly substitute Mohamed Aboutrika celebrates after scoring the deciding goal against Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Sunday's Club World Cup quarterfinal in Toyota, which was a 2-1 win for the African champions. AFP/Getty Images
Hisato Sato had equalized in the first half, but on this occasion the J-League's top scorer was denied by goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy, whose Al-Ahly team will next play Brazil's Corinthians in Thursday's semifinals. Getty Images
Al-Ahly midfielder Hossam Ashour takes a tumble as he fights for the ball with Sanfrecce Hiroshima's Toshihiro Aoyama (right) and Koji Morisaki (left) in the snowy conditions. AFP/Getty Images
Mexico's Monterrey also went through to the last four, as 19-year-old winger Jesus Corona (left) scored the opening goal against Asian titleholders Ulsan Hyundai. AFP/Getty Images
Former Argentina international Cesar Delgado then scored a double in a 3-1 victory over the South Korean team to set up Thursday's match against European champions Chelsea. Getty Images