Football: Auckland City dumped out of FIFA Club World Cup by Egypt's Al Ahly

Auckland City have been eliminated from FIFA's Club World Cup, beaten in the first round by Egyptian side and African Champions League runners-up Al Ahly.

In their opening match of the tournament, the Oceania champions fell to a 3-0 defeat at Morocco's Ibn Batouta Stadium and were reduced to 10-men, when centre-back Adam Mitchell was shown a red card in second-half stoppage time.

After nearly playing out a scoreless opening half, Auckland's resistance ended, when winger Hussein El Shahat beat keeper Conor Tracey with a shot from outside the area for a 1-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, Al Ahly doubled their lead, as striker Mohammed Sherif was played through on goal and beat Tracey one-on-one, after a midfield error from Michael den Heijer opened a hole in the defence.

Four minutes from fulltime, substitute Percy Tau netted the third, after a slick exchange of passes from fellow substitute Kahraba, beating the oncoming Tracey to score.

Auckland City's woes didn't end there, as Mitchell copped a red card for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity, finishing the game with 10.

Al Ahly progress to the second round, where they'll face US Major League Soccer outfit Seattle Sounders, while the NZ side will return home. 

Al Ahly 3 (El Shahat, Sherif, Tau) Auckland City 0