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RELIVE: Ahly v Zamalek (Egyptian Premier League)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Tuesday's clash between Cairo rivals Ahly and Zamalek in the of the 37th matchday of the Egyptian Premier League

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Ahly's hossam Ghali and Zamalek's Ahmed Eid (Photo: Ahmed Hassan)
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Full time: Ahly 2-0 Zamalek

90+3 Hazem dismissed by the ref, just few moments before the referee blows the final whistle. It's Ahly 2-0 Zamalek.

90' The referee gives three minutes of stoppage time

88' Zamalek are desperately trying but the game seems over now...

84' Trezeguet replaces Moemen.

83' Ibrahim Salah strikes from outside the area, but keeper Ekramy easily gathers the ball.

81' Zakareya bags his personal double after his free kick beat keeper El-Shennawi!!! A great swerve by the ex-Masri man.

81' GOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Ahly two!!!

80' Ali Gabr booked after being adjudged to have fouled Walid Soliman.

79' Tarek Hamed replaces another underperformer in Tawfik. 

76' Zakareya slices his effort from the edge of the box, a terrible shot from the match's goal-scorer.

73' Cisse is wheeled on instead of the out-of-sorts Maarouf!

70' The second substitution for Ahly; Amr Gamal comes off the bench to replace Meteb.

69' Tolba gets into the referee's book. 

67' Meanwhile, Zamalek's frailities in midfield gets easily exposed when Ahly presses forward.. 

63' Ramadan Sobhi comes in for El-Saied for Ahly.

63' A yellow card awarded to Ghaly following a foul on Ibrahim Salah

62' Even so, Zamalek need to more threatening on goal!

60' Zamalek look much better in the second half, having renounced their deep back-line strategy of the first half, moreover, the fact that Ahly started to run out of gas also played into their hands.

57' Hossam Ashour cautioned by the ref following a two-legged challenge!

55' Eid is replaced by Youssef Ibrahim 'Obama'

53' In what seemed to be a promising chance for Zamalek, Eid failed to make the right decision with the ball inside the box, having cut it back to no-one!

52' Moemen failed to make the most of a Koffi blunder to go through on goal, having elected to strike from distance but missed the target.

48' El-Saied plays the free kick awfully bad. Out for goalkick...

47' Abdallah El-Saied wins a foul near the box following a foul by Ibrahim Salah.

The second half begins.

45' Zamalek now gain control in those final minutes of the half..

43' A great free kick from Bassem Morsi that narrowly misses the target! Zamalek looked close at one point!!

41' As we've just said, the Zamalek players are conceding too much fouls.

37' Zamalek players look a bit nervy following the goal they conceded, unable to build attacks and fouling their opponents too much.

36' Bassem Morsi handed a yellow card following a foul on Sherif Hazem.

32' An unmarked Moemen Zakareya received the ball inside the box after the Zamalek defense failed to clear, to find the near corner of the net.

32' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!! Ahly take the lead!!!

Ahly v Zamalek

30' The first caution of the match, Bassem Ali yellow carded following a harsh tackle on Morsi.

29' Ahly still in control, and now attacking down the right through Moemen.

27' A personal duel between Saad Samir and Bassem Morsi, who is yet to win the battle.

25' A fine team move from Zamalek saw Fathi hit wide from inside the box after being set up by the advancing Tawfik.

24' Up untill now, Ahly look closer to scoring despite still lacking the decisive final touch.

22' When Zamalek loses the ball, they form a low block conceding lots of space for Ahly.. 

18'  That was close!!! Abdallah El-Saied misses the target from the edge of the box when he had the chance to make much better than that!!

15' Fifteen minutes so far, game mainly restricted to midfield.

13' Despite Ahly's control, yet the Reds have yet to pose real threat on goal.

10' Ahly still in control, Zamalek's midfield are unable to tighten their grip on the center of the park.

7' Zamalek now started to appear in Ahly's final third after a good movement from Bassem Morsi down the left but his cross is eventually cleared by Ahly's defense.

4' Foul for Sherif Hazem following a tough challenge from Fathi, but no yellow cards brandished by the referee.

2' Ahly are taking the initiative early on, finding pockets of space in Zamalek's midfield and between the lines.

1' It seems that Fathi replaced Hefni in the final moments for Zamalek!

The match gets underway

19:45 Ahly will play veteran frontman Emad Meteb as center forward, meanwhile Zamalek have fielded their regular lineup.

Zamalek's starting XI:

Ahmed El-Shennawi, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Koffi, Hamada Tolba, Hazem Emam, Ibrahim Salah, Maarouf Yussuf, Ahmed Tawfik, Ayman Hefni, Ahmed Eid, Bassem Morsi

19:30 Right-footed Sherif Hazem will be Ahly's left back tonight 

Ahly's starting XI:

Sherif Ekramy, Sherif Hazem, Saad Samir, Mohamed Naguib, Bassem Ali, Hossam Ashour, Hossam Ghaly, Abdallah El-Saied, Walid Soliman, Moemen Zakareya, Emad Meteb

19:10 Both teams are currently warming up...

18:40 The Ahly contingent has arrived as well.

18:30 The Zamalek contingent has just arrived at the army-owned Borg El-Arab Stadium an hour and a half before kick off.

18:15 Whether Ahly coach Fathi Mabrouk will field veteran striker Emad Meteb or the up-and-coming Amr Gamal in his frontline remains to be seen.

18:00 Ahly's probable lineup:

Sherif Ekramy, Saad Samir, Mohamed Naguib, Bassem Ali, Sabri Rahil, Hossam Ghaly, Hossam Ashour, Abdallah El-Saied, Walid Soliman, Ramadan Sobhi, Amr Gamal

17:50 Zamalek will be relying much on Hefni's trickery in the final third as well as Maarouf's outstanding form of late while feeding striker Bassem Morsi.

17:45 Keeper Ahmed El-Shennawi will retain his spot between the sticks, as Zamalek will be relying on him to protect their goal.

17:25 Zamalek front three will probably feature Bassem Morsi as a center forward, flanked by tricky playmaker Hefni and Eid.

17:10 Zamalek manager Jesualdo Ferreira will probably continue to play with his prefered 4-3-3 formation, with a midfield trio comprised of Ibrahim Salah (holder), Ahmed Tawfik and Maarouf Yussuf. 

17:00 Zamalek's probable lineup:

Ahmed El-Shennawi, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Koffi, Hamada Tolba, Hazem Emam, Ibrahim Salah, Maarouf Yussuf, Ahmed Tawfik, Ayman Hefni, Ahmed Eid, Bassem Morsi

15:45 The uncertainty over the venue of the derby, after Ahly's rejection to play in coastal city Gouna, has caused a heated atmosphere over the past few hours

15:00 During the past ten derbies, Ahly won four times, while the other six ended in a draw

14:30 The White Knights will be looking to end Ahly's superiority, as their last win over the Reds was in 2007, when they defeated the Cairo giants who fielded a second-string team after securing the league title

14:15 "#Ahly All the best for the derby. I wish you a great victory. Ahly favourite to win. Fans  enjoy it, soon at stadium #ForzaAhly", Ahly's former Spanish coach Juan Carlos Garrido said via twitter Monday night

14:00 Beating classic rivals and titleholders Ahly will make this title a special one for Zamalek

13:00 The Whites, who lead the domestic table with 83 points, nine more than eight-times-in-succession winners Ahly, need only a single point from their three remaining matches to secure the title

12:00 Zamalek will be eying an official crowning of its first Egyptian league title since 2004 on Tuesday when they meet rivals Ahly in the Cairo derby

 

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 20:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

 

Venue: Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)

 

League position:

Ahly: 2nd, 74 pts, 35 matches, 22 wins, 8 draws, 5 loses

Zamalek: 1st, 83 pts, 35 matches, 25 wins, 8 draws, 2 losses

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