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RELIVE: Zamalek v Ahly (Egyptian Premier League)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Monday's Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly in the 17th matchday of the Egyptian Premier League

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Jan 2018
Egyptís al-Ahly player Hossam Ashour (L) fights for the ball against Zamalek's Ahmed Madbouly during the the Egyptian Premier League football match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek at the Cairo Stadium in the Egyptian capital on January 8, 2018 AFP
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Full time: Zamalek 0-3 Ahly

90+5 The referee blows the final whistle. Ahly are Cairo derby champions.

90' The referee gives five minutes of stoppage time.

87' Both sides ease off in the final minutes. 

84' Zamalek make their final substitution. Ayman Hefni makes way for Nigerian midfielder Maarouf Yussuf. 

83' Ahly's numerical advantage encourages them to pile on pressure. 

81' A red card for Zamalek! Mohamed Ibrahim receives his marching orders for a second bookable offence. 

81' The injured Azaro is replaced with Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi. 

78' Azaro is receiving treatment after an aerial ball with his own goalkeeper. He looks to have suffered a cut above his eye. 

77' Ahly look content with the scoreline, and Zamalek are trying to at least score a consolation. 

74' A chipped pass from Tarek Hamed fails to find Hazem Emam on the right hand side of the area. Zamalek are still struggling to mount any threats. 

70' Zamalek are let down by their finishing touches and Ahly remain dangerous whenever they launch any counter attack. 

66' Ahly's central defender Rami Rabia is injured. He is replaced with versatile defender Mohamed Hani. 

66' Zamalek make their second substitution. Morsi is replaced with Congolese striker Kabongo Kasongo. 

63' Zamalek's Hazem Emam receives a yellow card for a crude challenge on Azaro. 

62' Morsi fails to get on the end of a threaded pass from Ibrahim as Ahly keeper El-Shennawi rushes out to collect the ball. 

60' It's the same story of the first half, Ahly allow Zamalek to control possession and hit them on the break at the other end. 

57' Zamalek's playmaker Ibrahim is booked for a foul on Ahmed Fathi. 

56' A header from the unmarked Zakareya goes just wide. Ahly look capable of extending their advantage and rubbing salt into Zamalek's wounds. 

54' Ahly make it three after another error from El-Shennawi and central defender Ali Gabr! Walid Soliman finds Azaro with a superb pass with the outside of his foot and the Moroccan escapes the attention of Gabr. El-Shennawi slips to leave Azaro with a simple finish. 


53' Ahly make their first substitution. Winger Islam Mohareb replaces Abdallah El-Said. 

52' Zamalek's Mohamed Ibrahim is allowed too much space on the edge of the area but he fires high over! 

50' Ahly's calm approach to the second half allows Zamalek to pour forward. 

47' Morsi just fails to get on the end of a dangerous low cross from Mohamed El-Shami after a neat Zamalek move! 

46' Zamalek make their first substitution, playmaker Mohamed Ibrahim replaces winger Ahmed Madbouli. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle, Ahly 2-0 Zamalek

45' A shot from Moemen Zakareya strikes the side netting after a flowing Ahly move. 

44' Another mistake by El-Shennawi almost costs Zamalek!! His mis-hit pass finds Azaro but the Moroccan striker shoots straight back at the keeper with the goal at his mercy! 

43' Spot-kick specialist Abdallah El-Said blasts into the top corner of the net to double Ahly's advantage and leave Zamalek with an uphill to climb. 


42' Ahly's left-back Ali Maaloul breaks the offside trap and is felled by advancing keeper El-Shennawi just inside the area. 


40' Zamalek's lively full-back Emam exchanges passes with Mohamed El-Shami but fires poorly wide from inside the area. 

39' Ahly retreat again as Zamalek regain possession. 

36' Zamalek may pay for the wasted penalty as Ahly look to double their lead. 

35' El-Shennawi tips over a curling free-kick from Ahly's Walid Soliman. 

33' Bassem Morsi wastes the penalty! His effort is saved by Mohamed El-Shennawi. 

32' Right-back Hazem Emam is tripped by Moemen Zakareya as he surges goalwards, with the referee pointing to the spot. 


31' Ahly launch a quick breakaway but Azaro and Zakareya fail to combine in the final third as the defence clears the danger. 

29' Ahly are struggling to string passes together, with Zamalek still enjoying better possession. 

27' No goal-scoring chances at either end! 

24' Ahly eased off after scoring an early opener, giving Zamalek the chance to pick up themselves. 

21' Ahly's Moroccan striker Walid Azaro is receiving treatment after being challenged by Zamalek's Mahmoud Hamdi. 

18' Zamalek have the better possession but they are yet to carve out openings. 

14' At the other end, a poorly-hit cross from Ahly's right-back Ahmed Fathi goes high over. 

13' Zamalek are playing a waiting game, moving the ball around and trying to pinpoint any gaps in Ahly's defence. 

10' Zamalek are pouring forward, trying to recover from the early setback. 

7' In Zamalek's first foray forward, a tame shot from Syrian left-back Moayad Ajan is easily collected by keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi.  

5' What a dream start for Ahly! Zamalek's new coach Galal has a tougher task now. 

3' Moemen Zakareya scores against his former club! Tarek Hamed is robbed down the right and the ball is slipped to Walid Soliman, who squares for the unmarked Zakareya to slot home with aplomb past Ahmed El-Shennawi. 


2' Ehab Galal is an adventurous coach, but will he be able to adopt a bold strategy against Ahly? 

The match is underway 

Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry stuck to his usual line-up. He fielded Moemen Zakareya although the winger has already agreed a loan move to Jeddah-based club Ahli.  

18:30 Zamalek's new manager Galal relies on some players who have the experience of facing Ahly several times such as playmaker Ayman Hefni and striker Bassem Morsi, although both have been out of favour lately.   

18:00 Ahly line-up: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Ahmed Fathi, Rami Rabia, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Hossam Ashour, Amr El-Sulaya, Abdallah El-Saed, Walid Soliman, Moemen Zakareya, Walid Azaro

17:55 Zamalek line-up: Ahmed El-Shennawi - Hazem Emam, Ali Gabr, Mahmoud Hamdi, Moayed Ajan - Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud "Dunga" Abdel-Ati, Mohamed El-Shami, Ayman Hefni, Ahmed Madbouli - Bassem Morsi.

17:40 Zamalek and Ahly players arrived at Cairo stadium and will start warm up shortly.

16:55 Coach Galal has made a surprise omission by dropping striker Benjamin Acheampong, Salah Ashour and Youssef "Obama" Ibrahim who have been key figures in Zamalek's latest games.

16:00 Despite his late appointment, Galal said he would take charge of the team during the derby, affirming that he will do his best to help the team earn a positive result against the title holders.

"I will be fully responsible for the Ahly match," Galal told Zamalek's official website.
"I am confident of the players' ability to produce top-level football and win over the fans."

15:00 Zamalek, who slumped to their fourth league defeat this season on Wednesday when they lost 2-1 to Talae El-Geish, are fourth on the league table with 28 points, nine points behind leaders Ismaily.


13:00 With many talented and experienced players such as Ahmed Fathi, Abdallah El-Said, Walid Soliman and others, Ahly are the logical favourites to earn a win against Zamalek.

12:00 Zamalek’s new manager, Ehab Galal will start his mission with the White Knights with a tough test against archrivals Ahly in the Cairo derby at Cairo Stadium on Monday.


Venue: Cairo Stadium (Cairo)

Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

Teams' position:

Zamalek (4th with 28 points after playing 16 games)

Ahly (2nd with 36 after playing 15 games)

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