Ahly share honors with Zamalek in a 2-2 draw to close in on the Egyptian Premier League title.
THE REFEREE BLOWS HIS FINAL WHISTLE
90+6: Zamalek pile on pressure in the dying minutes, searching for a precious winner.
90+30: Ahly midfielder Hossam Ashour sent off.
90:00: The referee adds 10 minutes of stoppage time.
89:00: The referee hands two yellow cards to Dominique and Zamalek's Hani Saied as the match resumes.
88:00: The match is stopped following a dispute between players from both sides.
85:00: Dominique fires a powerful low shot past Zamalek keeper Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed from the edge of the area to make it 2-2 with six minutes remaining.
84:00: A touchline confrontation between Ahly coach Manuel Jose and his Zamalek counterpart Hossam Hassan erupts following the goal
83:00: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Ahly!!! Dominique scores the equalizer.
79:00: Zamalek's Algerian striker Mohamed Aoudia replaces Shikabala, the team's final substitution.
76:00: Ahly squander a golden opportunity to level the score!!! Ahmed Hassan and Gedo fail to score with the goal gaping after a goal-mouth scramble.
72:00: Zamalek have become very catious, sitting back to defend their slender lead with 18 minutes remaining.
70:00: Youngster Ahmed Tawfik comes on instead of Gaafar, who caused constant menace to Ahly's defenders.
70:00: Double substitution for Ahly, Algerian playmaker Amir Sayoud replaces Barakat and veteran midfielder Ahmed Hassan replaces Emad Meteb.
68:00: Dominique exerts lots of efforts but Zamalek defenders hold firm.
63:00: The referee hands Ahly defender Wael Gomaa for a foul on Gaafar.
62:00: Ahly are pushing forward amid tight defense from Zamalek.
57:00: However, Ahly are yet to create genuine goal-scoring chances.
55:00: Ahly are laying siege to Zamalek's area as the White Knights defend in numbers.
52:00: Zamalek make the first substitution, central midfielder Hani Saied replaces right-winger Hazem Emam.
47:00: Fathi tries his luck from distance but his long-range shot goes wide.
Ahly make the first substiution as Mauritania forward Dominique Da Silva replaces defensive midfielder Moataz Eno.
The second half is underway.
Halftime: Zamalek 2-1 Ahly.
45:00: The referee blows the first-half whistle.
41:00: Zamalek midfielder Ibrahim Salah receives a yellow card for protesting against a decision from the Dutch referee.
37:00: A free-kick by Ahly striker Emad Meteb, who is yet to make his presence felt, strikes the wall.
33:00: Gaafar replies with a free header that goes wide.
31:00: Gedo almost equalizes again but he heads another cross from Barakat over the crossbar.
28:00: Gedo receives a yellow card for a foul on central defender Mahmoud Fathallah.
27:00: Shikabala, who was surrounded by several defenders, picks out the unmarked Yasser with a deft through pass to send a delicate lob over keeper Ahmed Adel.
27:00: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Zamalek!! Qatari winger Yasser restores Zamalek's lead.
20:00: Two goals in the first 20 minutes, very exciting game!!
19:00: Gedo makes the most of a mis-timed jump by Zamalek keeper Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed to head home after meeting a right-wing free kick from Mohamed Barakat.
19:00: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Ahly!! Gedo grab the equalizer.
17:00: Zamalek waste a goal-scoring opportunity!! central defender Amr El-Safty heads just wide with the goal at his mercy following a corner.
14:00: Ahly's first attempt on goal, a cross-cum-shot from Mohamed Barakat goes over the crossbar.
13:00: Zamalek still have the upper hand, thanks to the work of wingers Hussein Yasser and Hazem Emam.
08:00: An enthusiastic Zamalek side take the initiative after capitalizing on Ahly's shaky start.
07:00: Ahly defender Sherif Abdel-Fadil tried to clear the danger but he could only turn it into his own net.
06:00: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Zamalek, the unmarked Ahmed Gaafar runs onto a pass from Hussin Yasser to lift the ball past the advancing keeper and into the net from a tight angle.
05:00: Zamalek have the better possession in the early stages.
01:00: Ahly's natural right-back Ahmed Fathi is deployed on the left, apparently to mark Zamalek wizard Shikabala.
The match is underway
08:27: The players step onto the pitch amid vociferous chants from the enthusiastic fans. Both teams are lining up for the national anthem.
08:06: Zamalek's starting line-up: Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Amr El-Safty, Mahmoud Fathallah, Hazem Emam, Ashour El-Adham, Omar Gaber, Ibrahim Salah, Shikabala, Hussein Yasser, Ahmed Gaafar
08:05: Ahly's starting line-up: Ahmed Adel, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Wael Gomaa, Ahmed El-Sayed, Ahmed Fathi, Hossam Ghaly, Moataz Eno, Hossam Ashour, Mohamed Barakat, Mohamed Nagy 'Gedo', Emad Meteb
07:52: Ahly and Zamalek players step onto the pitch for the routine warm-up.
07:34: Military personnel are helping their police counterparts in securing the highly-charged match, the first Cairo derby following January's revolution.
07:30: Ahly arrive at Cairo Stadium, one hour before kick off
07:10: The section allocated for Ahly's supporters is almost full. Zamalek fans are yet to turn out in large numbers.
07:03: 270 firecrackers were confiscated from Zamalek's ardent group of supporters 'Ultras White Knights'. Five Zamalek fans were also arrested in the process.
07:00: Ahly approach the game in a buoyant mood, given their recent fine run which saw them bridge a six-point gap with Zamalek and go five points clear at the top with four matches remaining.
07:00: Zamalek, who are five points behind league leaders Ahly, have no choice but to win to keep alive their slim hopes of launching a late serious assault.
06:59: Egypt’s ruling military council insisted the match should go ahead as planned despite security concerns.
06:57: The interior ministry said early on Wednesday the match would be postponed after clashes erupted between stone-throwing youths and police forces in Tahrir square, central Cairo but backtracked on their decision few hours later.
06:55: Welcome to the live coverage of Wednesday’s anticipated Cairo derby between traditional rivals Zamalek and Ahly.
Zamalek V Ahly, kickoff time: (06:30 GMT, 08:30 Cairo local time)
Referee: Kevin Blom (Holland)
Competition: Egyptian Premier League