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Full time: Zamalek vs Wadi Degla (Egypt Cup final)

Zamalek win the Egypt Cup for the first time since 2008 after beating Wadi Degla 3-0 in the final on Saturday

Ahram Online, Saturday 9 Nov 2013
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Egypt's Zamalek seek to win their first trophy since 2008 (Photo: Ahram)
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Full time: Zamalek 3-0 Wadi Degla

The referee blows his final whistle, Zamalek win the Egypt Cup after beating Wadi Degla 3-0

90
Hassan wastes a chance to add the fourth, firing straight into the keeper's hands with the goal at his mercy.

88 Zamalek will finally grasp the winners' trophy after a five-year drought had the fans seething. 

85 Zamalek draw cheers from the crowd with some neat passing moves.

80 With ten minutes remaining, things are settled now. Zamalek are getting ready for the post-match celebrations.

74 Zamalek's Left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafy finds the net after a neat passing move but his effort is ruled out for offside.

69 Zamalek's veteran midfielder Ahmed Hassan is warming up to come on as a substitute after a lengthy absence. He replaces Moemen Zakaria

65 Winger Shikabala adds the third, his free-kick from the right evading everyone to sail past the poorly-positioned keeper and into the net.

65 GOAL FOR ZAMALEK!

61
Zamalek are in total control after going 2-0 up.

56 Gaafar escapes his markers at the far post to tower and head home and inch-perfect cross from Ahmed Eid from close range. Zamalek are on the brink of winning their  first title since 2008.

56 GOAL FOR ZAMALEK!

52
Degla make their first substitution, Syrian striker Abdel-Fattah El-Agha replaces Abdallah Bika.

50 Zamalek's Moemen Zakaria darts in from the left and sends a curling shot that is saved by the keeper. 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle

40
Degla are trying some tame shots which do not trouble Zamalek keeper Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed.

37 It's a dull affair now, with both sides moving the ball around aimlessly.

34 In a rare chance for Degla, the dangerous Said sends an angled right-foot shot that goes just wide.

31 Zamalek's fans are cheering on their side after they eased off a bit.

27 Degla have the better possession now, but they are still finding it difficult to create clear-cut chances.

24 A long-range shot by Degla's Abdallah Bika goes wide.

22 Degla have a penalty claim turned down by the referee.

20 Gaafar's physical presence upfront is causing constant troubles to Degla's backline.

17 Zamalek look comfortable, although Degla made a promising start.

13 Towering striker Ahmed Gaafar puts Zamalek ahead, his side-footed effort following a cross deflecting off a defender to loop over Haitham Mohamed and into the net.

13 GOAL FOR ZAMALEK!

13
Another chance for Zamalek! Central midfielder Nour El-Sayed's powerful shot is tipped over by keeper Haitham Mohamed.

11 Shikabala creates the first goal-scoring chance for Zamalek! His low shot from just inside the area is denied by the post. Ahmed Gaafar's follow-up effort is blocked by the keeper.

10 Zamalek are yet to mount any threats.

7 Ethiopian forward Salah Said comes close to putting Degla ahead! Unopposed on the edge of the area, he sends a curling shot that flies just wide of the post.

5 It seems Degla will not adopt a defensive strategy. They bravely pour forward every time they have the ball.

3 The free kick is cleared by the Degla defence.

2 Zamalek are awarded a free-kick on the left in their first foray forward.

The match is underway

14:15
Wadi Degla's starting line-up: Haitham Mohamed, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, Ragab Nabil, Sayed Salem, Mohamed El-Hossary, Akwety Mensah, Hamed Faisal, Mostafa Talaat, Mohab Said, Abdallah Bika, Salah El-Deen Ahmed.

14:10 Zamalek's starting line-up: Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed, Hazem Emam, Salah Soliman, Hamada Tolba, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Nour El-Sayed, Ahmed Tawfik, Moemen Zakaria, Ahmed Eid, Shikabala, Ahmed Gaafar.

13:45 Wadi Degla are aiming to win their first-ever title. They had already ensured they would take part in the CAF Confederation Cup, regardless of today's result.

13:30 Success-starved Zamalek are looking to end a five-year title drought, having not won anything since lifting the Egypt Cup trophy in 2008.

Welcome to Ahram Online's live coverage of the Egypt Cup final between Zamalek and Wadi Degla.

The match will take place at a tiny stadium in the Red Sea resort of El-Gouna, which hosted all the cup games this season. Up to 4,000 fans will be allowed to attend the game after the interior ministry had accepted a request from Zamalek to lift a crowd ban.

For the match preview, click here

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