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Ismaily top-scorer Calderon out of crucial Zamalek clash in Egyptian league

Ahram Online , Saturday 31 Mar 2018
Ismaily striker Diego Calderon attempting to strike against Enppi in the Egyptian league (Photo: Ahram)
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Colombian striker Diego Calderon has been ruled out of Ismaily's crucial Egyptian league fixture with rivals Zamalek at Ismailia Stadium on Monday.

With both teams vying for the CAF Champions League-qualifying second spot, Ismaily will be keen to remain ahead of Zamalek - who are two points behind the Dervishes in third place.

The absence of top-scorer Calderon, out with a toe injury that is set to sideline him for at least three weeks, is likely to deprive Ismaily of immense firepower upfront, with the 28-year-old bagging 14 goals in the league this season.

After briefly challenging for the league, second-placed Ismaily have only a runner-up finish to target after defending champions Ahly secured the title with weeks to spare.      

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