RELIVE: Egypt's Zamalek v Morocco's RS Berkane (African Confederation Cup)
Ahram Online, , Sunday 26 May 2019
Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Sunday's match between Egypt's Zamalek and Morocco's RS Berkane in the second leg of the African Confederation Cup final

Full time: Zamalek 1-0 RS Berkane (5-3 on penalties)

Zamalek win their maiden Confederation Cup title with a 5-3 shootout win, thanks for following our live updates!

-Khalid Boutaib scores the first penalty for Zamalek
-Hamdi Laachir wastes the first penalty for Berkane

-Mahmoud Alaa scores the second penalty for Zamalek
-Ismail Mokadem scores the second penalty for Berkane

-Abdallah Gomaa scores the third penalty for Zamalek
-Laba scores the third penalty for Berkane

-Youssef Ibrahim scores the fourth penalty for Zamalek
-Issoufou Dayo scores the fourth penalty for Berkane

-Ahmed Sayed scores the fifth penalty for Zamalek

The referee blows his final whistle, we are now heading to penalties to determine the winner.

90+2' The referee adds three minuts of stoppage time.

90'Namsaoui is red-carded following the VAR review!

89' The referee will check the VAR afterOmar Namsaoui appears to catch Kahraba in the face.

88' Zamalek make their third substitution. Khalid Boutaib replaces Hamid Ahaddad.

86' Berkane's Najji Larbi is booked as the players furiously demand a VAR review over a possible penalty for an alleged handball on Tarek Hamed.

84' Berkane make a second substitution. Salman Oueld El Haj replacesAmine El Kess.

83' Zamalek make a second substitution. Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz replaces Mohamed Ibrahim.

82' A curling shot from Ahaddad forces a superb save from the keeper!

80' Sayed goes close with a powerful low drive that narrowly misses the target! Can Zamalek score a decisive goal in the last 10 minutes.

78' Berkane mount pressure, with their repeated corner kicks cleared by the defence.

76' At the other end, a miscued clearance from Mahmoud Alaa finds Laba but Gennesh rushes out to block his effort with his face.

75' What a chance for Zamalek! A Kahraba header is superbly blocked by the keeper following a deep cross from Abdallah Gomaa.

74' Another low cross from the lively Sayed is cleared.

72' A loose ball falls to Sayed on the right hand side of the area but his wayward shot goes high over.

70' Zamalek also make their first substitution. Winger Ahmed Sayed replaces in the ineffective Ibrahim Hassan.

68' Berkane make their first substitution.Mohammed Farehane replaces Samir Ouidare.

67' A Kahraba mis-hit low shot misses the target from inside the area.

64' Berkane defence intercepts to clear the danger as Zamalek float a ball into the area.

61' Berkane apply pressure after conceding. Should they score an away goal, they will leave Zamalek with an uphill to climb.

58' Wild celebrations in the stands as Zamalek level the aggregate score.

55' Mahmoud Alaa converts the penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way as Zamalek go 1-0 up.


54' A Berkane player flails his arm to handle a shot from Ibrahim Hassan. The referee points to the spot after a VAR review.


53' There is a VAR review over a possible penalty for Zamalek.

51' Ahaddad's shot from inside the area goes over the crossbar after a lay-off from Youssef Ibrahim.

50' Zamalek's efforts remain tame in the early stages of the second half.

46' Ahaddad just fails to get on the end of a long ball as he clatters into the keeper.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle

45+3' Kahraba's long-range effort goes high over, a meaningless effort from the winer.

45' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time.

42'Bakr El Helali receives a yellow card for wasting time. Zamalek keeper Gennesh is also booked for catching an opponent in the face.

39' Laba miscues his effort in the area; he continues to cause troubles for the defence.

35'Amine El Kess receives a yellow card for a foul on Zamalek's defensive midfielder Tarek Hamed.

31' Zamalek are still finding it difficult to make the most of the gaps left by Berkane at the back.

28' Laba turns and shoots on the edge of the area but his effort goes wide.

25' Berkane press Zamalek high up the pitch, will the Cairo giants be able to overcome that?

23' A chance for Zamalek! A shot from winger Ibrahim Hassan goes just over the bar.

22' Laba causes constant menace to Zamalek's defence on the right as Berkane launch repeated breakaways.

19' Laba tries his luck from distance but his angled shot flies over the crossbar.

17' Berkane look comfortable at the back as Zamalek still find it difficult to create openings.

13' A shot from Laachir is blocked by Zamalek defender Hamdi. The visitors adopt a bold approach in the early stages.

10' Both sides waste a chance apiece inside the first ten minutes.

7' Zamalek almost go ahead, what a chance! Youssef Ibrahim breaks clear after a through ball from Kahraba but he volleys over the bar.

6' Berkane waste a golden chance to stun the home crowd! A counter attack findsFo Doh Laba on the right and his low cross eludes Mahmoud Alaa and findsLaachir who blasts it over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

4' A long Berkane ball is cleared by Zamalek defender Mahmoud Hamdi, who was the last man on the pitch.

2' Berkane's defending is not deep in the first few minutes.

The match is underway

21:20 The stadium is now at full capacity. Both sides are warming up.

21:00 Berkane's starting line-up: Abdelati Mhamdi, Omar Namsaoui, Issoufou Dayo, Ismail Mokadem, Mohammed Aziz, Samir Ouidare, Amine El Kess,Najji Larbi, Bakr El Helali, Hamdi Laachir, Fo Doh Laba

20:40 Zamalek coach Gross springs a couple of surprises in the starting line-up. He fields rookie Hamid Ahaddad as a lone frontman instead of the experienced Khalid Boutaib and plays natural central defender Mahmoud Abdel-Ghani as a right-back, replacing the suspended Hamdi Nagguez.

20:30 Zamalek's starting line-up: Mahmoud Gennesh, Mohamed Abdel-Ghani, Mahmoud Hamdi, Mahmoud Alaa, Abdallah Gomaa, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Ibrahim, Mahmoud Kahraba, Ibrahim Hassan, Youssef Ibrahim, Hamid Ahaddad.

20:00 Borg El-Arab Stadium is expectd to be packed tonight. Scores of fans are flocking to Africa's second-biggest venue.

18:00Although Zamalek will miss influential right-back Hamdi Nagguez and striker Omar El-Said due to suspension, they were given a timely boost by the return from injury of Moroccan marksman Khalid Boutaib.
They also welcome back first-choice goalkeeper Mahmoud Gennesh, who was suspended for the first leg.

17:00 Should Zamalek win the Confederation Cup, it will be the first of a possible treble as they also challenge for the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup titles in the final stretch of the season.

16:00"We have a big chance to win the title. I was hoping we would not concede any goals in the first leg but we can still make it at the end," Zamalek's Swiss coach Christian Gross told the pre-match news conference.

15:00 Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour has said that Egypt's interior ministry has agreed to allow 60,000 supporters to attend the second leg Confederation Cup final game against Morocco's RS Berkane at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium on Sunday.

14:00Overturning a 1-0 deficit is not that daunting for a club of Zamalek's pedigree as they host Morocco's RS Berkane in Alexandria on Sunday with the aim of putting their hands on the African Confederation Cup trophy for the first time.

Venue: Borg El Arab, Alexandria

Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

First leg result: Morocco's RS Berkane 1-0 Egypt's Zamalek

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