Hussein El-Shahat matched the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale by scoring at a third Club World Cup as Al Ahly beat Auckland City 3-0 in the first round.
El-Shahat opened the scoring with a low 25-yard drive on the stroke of half-time in Tangier on Wednesday, before neat one-on-one finishes from Mohamed Sherif and Percy Tau made Al Ahly’s victory safe.
The winger’s effort took him to three goals in three editions of the tournament, having also found the net for Al Ain in 2018 and with his current club in 2021.
Ronaldo, Messi and Bale are the only other players to net at three separate Club World Cups, while Ronaldo is the competition’s all-time top scorer with seven goals.
The only four players to score in three different FIFA Club WC tournaments.
Al Ahly plays Seattle Sounders on Saturday with the winner advancing to meet Real Madrid.