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Full time: Zamalek 2-2 Ahly
Follow the minute-by-minute update of the crucial Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly in Egyptian Premier League
Ahram Online, Wednesday 29 Jun 2011
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Ahly's Hossam Ghaly and Zamalek's Mahmoud Abdel-Razek Shikabala fight for the ball during their Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match at Cairo Stadium December 30, 2010 (Photo: Reuters)

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.

Cairo Stadium

Zamalek V Ahly, kickoff time: (06:30 GMT, 08:30 Cairo local time)

Referee: Kevin Blom (Holland)

Competition: Egyptian Premier League





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