Updated: Sunday, 15 December 2013 03:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Guangzhou down Al Ahly to set up Bayern clash

China's Guangzhou Evergrande set-up a mouthwatering Club World Cup semi-final against European champions Bayern Munich on Saturday after seeing off Egypt's Al Ahly 2-0.

Guangzhou down Al Ahly to set up Bayern clash

Guangzhou's midfielder Dario Conca (L) scores a goal past Al Ahly's goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy (C) and defender Mohamed Nagieb (R) during their FIFA Club World Cup quarter final football match in the Moroccan city of Agadir on December 14, 2013

Brazilian midfielder Elkeson and Argentina's Dario Conca grabbed second half goals for the Asian champions in their quarter-final tie.

Elkeson opened the scoring in the 49th minute, slotting the ball home after Brazilian compatriot Muriqui's shot had come off the post.

Muriqui then missed a chance to add a second moments later but sent his shot just wide.

Muriqui was also at the heart of Guangzhou's second goal in the 67th minute.

Al Ahly goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy could only parry his drive into the path of Conca.

The Argentine midfielder, who will leave the Chinese champions to return to Brazil’s Fluminense at the end of the tournament, had an easy task to slot the ball home from close range.

Guangzhou, coached by Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, will face German giants in the last-four on Tuesday.

"We will now play against one of the best teams in the world," said Lippi.

"You can lose 99 times every 100 times you play them, but you could win one. You never know."

Conca was named man of the match.

"It's great to win this award, but the win is the most important thing," he said.

"I dedicate it to my team and family."

The second semi-final will see Copa Libertadores winners Atletico Mineiro take on either Raja Casablanca or Monterrey.

Bayern Munich are favourites to lift the Club World Cup trophy in Marrakech on December 21.

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