RELIVE: Ahly v Masry (Egypt Cup final)

Ahram Online , Tuesday 15 Aug 2017

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Tuesday's match between Ahly and Masry in Egypt Cup final

Ahly v Masry
Ahly v Masry (Photo: Ahram Sport)

Full time: Ahly 2-1 Masry

The referee blows his final whistle, Ahly secure their first Egypt Cup title in 10 years with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Masry

120+1' Right-back Ahmed Fathi scores at the death after a quickly taken-free kick. He is fed by a through pass from Amr Gamal to chip the ball over the advancing keeper. 


120' There are three minutes of added time, can any team score a winner? 

117' Substitute Amr Gamal rises unmarked to head home an inswinging free kick from Ali Maaloul to level the score with three minutes remaining. 


115' Ahly are laying siege to Masry's area. 

113' What a chance for Ahly! Saleh Gomaa's shot following a pull-back is blocked by the defence. 

112' A long ball is deflected off a defender and falls to Ahly's Hamoudi inside the area but he somehow slips while trying to head the ball goalwards.

111' Both sides look very tired in the final stages of the game. 

109' Masry try successive long-range shots which go wide. 

106' Ahly make their final substitution. Defensive midfielder Hossam Ashour is replaced with striker Amr Gamal as Ahly go for an all-out attack. 

The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of extra time

105+2' Ahly launch a wave of attacks, with Masry's tired defenders struggling to clear the danger. A low shot goes just wide as Ahly intensify their efforts. 

104' Hamoudi tries to hit Masry on the break but keeper Buska saves his effort. Will Ahly be able to equalise and avoid a surprise defeat? 

102' A blistering right-foot shot from Abdallah Bika goes past the sprawling Ekramy to stun Ahly. 


101' Ahly make their second substitution. Winger Ahmed Hamoudi replaces Moemen Zakareya. 

98' The match is frequently stopped, with several Masry players complaining of cramps.  

97' A shot from Ajayi strikes the defence and goes straight into the hands of Masry keeper Buska.

95' Too many mis-placed passes are hindering the efforts of both sides. 

The first half of extra time is underway 

The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to extra time

90+3' Ahly go close!! A curling shot from Zakareya goes just over the crossbar from inside the area. 

90+1' The second substitution for Masry. Hamada Nasser is replaced with Ahmed Abdel-Aziz. 

90' The referee adds six minutes of stoppage time. 

88' We are approaching extra time, neither side is able to mount threats. 

85' Another chance for Ahly! A chipped free kick from Abdallah El-Said finds Zakareya unmarked but the latter's volley goes horribly wide. 

81' Ahly's El-Sulaya tries his luck from distance but his shot goes wide. 

79' Ahly are pouring forward en masse but Masry's defence is still holding firm. 

77' Masry midfielder Farid Shawki is receiving treatment after an apparent muscle strain. 

74' Ahly's right-back Ahmed Fathi cuts inside but his poor low shot goes wide. 

72' A shot from Masry's Abdallah Gomaa goes over the bar. 

71' Ahly are in control now. Will they be able to break the deadlock? 

67' Ajayi receives a yellow card for a handball immediately after Buska saved his effort. 

67' A golden chance for Ahly!! Zakareya is fed by a long ball on the right hand side of the area and he pulls it back for Ajayi, whose goal-bound shot is superbly blocked by the legs of Buska. 

65' Ahly make their first substitution. Winger Walid Soliman is replaced by in-form attacking midfielder Saleh Gomaa. 

64' A weak shot by Zakareya is collected by Masry keeper Buska. 

60' Ajayi fails to get on the end of a through pass from Abdallah El-Said. Ahly are still struggling to create any chances. 

58' Masry's substitute Bika is booked for a challenge on Amr El-Sulaya. 

56' The match remains dull and the empty stadium makes the feeling of boredom even bigger. 

53' Masry make an unscripted substitution. Mansour makes way for Abdallah Bika. 

51' It seems that Mansour has picked up a serious injury. He is likely to be replaced. 

49' Masry defender Ahmed Mansour is receiving treatment on the pitch.

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle

45' The referee adds one minute of stoppage time. 

41' A right-wing cross is poorly headed by Junior Ajayi, leaving the keeper with a simple task of pushing it away. 

39' The halftime is approaching and neither side were able to stamp their mark. 

36' In another Masry effort, Amr Mousa side-steps a challenger on the edge of the area but his subsequent shot goes high over. 

35' A long-range shot from Masry's Mohamed El-Shami is easily collected by Ekramy. 

34' Masry are still standing firm, making it difficult for Ahly to carve out openings. 

31' A curling shot from Ahly's lively winger Zakareya is blocked by the defence following a fast breakaway. 

29' Masry have dominated the past five minutes, pushing forward in a bid to stun Ahly. 

25' Mohamed Naguib makes a last-ditch clearance to prevent Masry from scoring but the referee blows his whistle for an apparent foul on goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy. 

25' Masry are awarded the first corner. 

21' El-Said's angled free kick is blocked by Masry keeper Ahmed Buska. 

21' Masry look organised so far, but how long will they be able to contain Ahly? 

18' The first real chance for Ahly!! A Masry player is robbed on the right and Ahly's left-back Ali Maaloul finds El-Said on the edge of the area. The playmaker then feeds Moemen Zakareya on the right hand side of the area to fire a low shot that goes just wide. 

17' Ahly are still finding it difficult to string passes together. 

14' Ahly's playmaker Abdallah El-Said is closely marked by Masry's defence. 

12' Ahly's first corner goes to the far post but the Masry defence clears it. 

10' No real threats from either side in the first 10 minutes. 

7' A wayward shot from Masry's Kairm El-Iraqi goes wide. Masry are taking a bold approach in the early stages. 

5' In Ahly's first foray forward, a left-wing cross from Moemen Zakareya is cleared by the Masry defence. 

2' Masry commit a couple of fouls in the first two minutes as they try to disrupt Ahly's build-up play. 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Sherif Ekramy, Rami Rabia, Mohamed Naguib, Ali Maaloul, Hossam Ashour, Amr El-Sulaya, Moemen Zakareya, Abdallah El-Said, Walid Soliman, Junior Ajayi.

Masry: Ahmed Buska, Karim El-Iraqi, Ahmed Mansour, Islam Salah, Mohamed Hamdi, Farid Shawki, Amr Mousa, Mohamed El-Shami, Abdallah Gomaa, Hamada Nassr, Ahmed Gomaa 

19:30 Thirty minutes remaining before kick-off, who will prevail tonight in Egypt's oldest club competition? 

19:00 No surprises in Ahly's starting line-up. In-form Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi will play as a lone striker, supported by three attacking midfielders. 

18:30 Ahly are the record Egypt Cup winners with 35 titles. Masry won the trophy only once in 1998. 

18:00 Ahly reached the final with an impressive 4-0 victory over Smouha while Masry defeated Cairo's fancied side Zamalek 2-0. 

17:30 Masry are making their first final appearance since winning the Egypt Cup in 1998 with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Arab Contractors. 

16:00 Ahly have reached the final over the past two years and lost on both occasions to Zamalek.

15:30 Searching for an end to their ten-year Cup drought, League champions Ahly will face resilient Masry in the Egypt Cup final at Borg El-Arab stadium on Tuesday.

15:00 Ahly have won seven league titles in the last ten years but have failed to win the double, despite reaching the Egypt Cup final three times.

Venue: Borg El-Arab stadium, Alexandria

Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

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