Last Update 22:17
Friday, 15 November 2019

Egypt's Ahly put on foot in Champions League group stage with 2-0 win

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Sep 2019
Salah Mohsen
File photo of Salah Mohsen, who scored the opener (Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2170
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2170

Egypt's Ahly moved to the brink of a place in the African Champions League group stage after second-half goals from two substitutes powered them to a 2-0 away win over Equatorial Guinea's Cano Sport on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, forward Salah Mohsen and experienced winger Walid Soliman netted after immediately coming off the bench to give Swiss coach Rene Weiler a winning start in the first leg of the competition's second round.

Record eight-time winners Ahly, who are chasing their first Champions League crown since 2013, host Cano Sport in the second leg in a fortnight.

Ahly had the lion's share of goal-scoring chances and were unlucky not to go ahead in the first half when winger Ahmed El-Sheikh spurned a clear-cut opportunity.

El-Sheikh also rattled the post early in the second half and blasted over the bar in a one-on-one situation shortly after.

The breakthrough finally came in the 62nd minute when Mohsen finished off a neat pass from playmaker Magdi Afsha, who joined Ahly from Pyramids FC in the summer.

Soliman also made an instant impact to add the second eight minutes from time, heading home an inviting cross from veteran right-back Ahmed Fathi.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.