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Al Ahly claim fifth place at the 2015 Super Globe handball championship

IHF Super Globe official website

IHF Super Globe official website

Al Ahly came fifth at the 2015 Super Globe handball championship after beating Esporte Clube Taubate.

The Red Devils defeated the Brazilian side 28-24 in the 5/6 placement match on Thursday.

Al Ahly were in the front for most of the first 30 minutes, until Taubte levelled the score to 9-9 in the 20th minute. The Egyptians, however, were able to regain their lead ending the first half 16-11.

Taubate played a better 30 minutes trying to make a comeback, and actually won the second half 12-13, however, Al Ahly five-goal advantage at half-time allowed them to maintain their lead, finishing the game with a score of 28-24.

The African runners-up qualified to the 5/6 placement match after they lost against Barcelona and beat Club Africain in the previous stages.

Al Ahly have previously took the silver medal at the Super Globe championship, when they hosted the competition in 2007.

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