RELIVE: Ahly v Zamalek (Egypt Cup final)

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Jul 2022

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Thursday game between Ahly and Zamalek in the 2020-2021 Egypt Cup final

Ahly vs. Zamalek

 

Full time: Ahly 1-2 Zamalek
Scorers: Hossam Hassan 55 / Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed 6, Ashour 30

90+7 Full time

90+2 Corner for Ahly, defence clears it wide.

90 Ref shows 7 minutes of injury time.

89 Long pass in the area but Awaad goes out to holds it.

87 Yellow card for Zizo

86 Free kick to Ahly, Abdel-Moneim heads it wide.

84 Soliman puts a header over the bar.

83 Yellow card for Obama

80 Yellow card for Maaloul

79 WHAT A CHANCE ! Bencharki sends a curler that was rejected by the post.

76 Yellow card for Hamdi Fathi.

73 Another sub for Ahly. Salah Mohsen replaces Yasser Ibrahim. Soares goes all out attack.

72 WHAT A CHANCE FOR AHLY ! Hamdi Fathi's header misses the goal from inside the six yards

69 Third sub for Zamalek as Hazem Emam replaces Fattouh.

66 Second sub for Zamalek as Mohamed Ashraf Rouqa replaces Sayed Abdallah

65 Another cross from Maaloul but Abdel-Ghani heads it clear.

60 Ahly have regained composure and look much better now.

59 First sub for Zamalek: Youssef Obama replaces Seifeddine Jaziri.

55 Mohamed Mahmoud set up Hossam Hassan in the area who skips past the keeper to score in an the empty goal.

54 GOOAAL FOR AHLY !

49 Another chance for Zamalek ! Zizo crosses the ball for an unmarked Jaziri in the box but his header goes wide.

47 Yellow card for Soliman.

46 Ahly make three subs, Walid Soliman, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim and Mohamed Mahmoud are introduced.

46 Second half is underway

45+4 Half time

45+2 Maaloul attempts a low cross to Hassan but El Wensh clears it wide.

45 Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

44 Ahly's first attempt on goal as Dieng fires from the edge of the area just over the bar.

40 Ahly are unable to regain their composure until now.  Not a single shot until yet.

35 Corner to Zamalek but danger is cleared.

31 Emam Ashour curls an amazing ball from the edge of the area after an exchange of pass with Zizo.

30 GOOAAL FOR ZAMALEK !

29 What a chance for Zamalek. Flamboyant Benchmark skips past his marker but Maaloul clears the ball before Jaziri could score.

25 First sub for Ahly. Hossam Hassan replaces Mohamed Sherif.

25 Sherif is injured and is set to leave the pitch. 

21 Free kick for Zamalek. Zizo puts it just over the bar.

20 Yellow card for Ashraf

16 El Shennawi makes a great save to deny a header from El Wensh. 

13 Zamalek are having the upper hand in the opening stages of the game.

9 Yellow card for Fattouh after a harsh tackle on Yasser Ibrahim

6 Jaziri dribbles on the left side and crosses the ball to Zizo who heads it in an empty net.

6 GOOAAL FOR ZAMALEK

3 Yellow card for Ashour after a harsh tackle on Maaloul

0' Match is underway

 

Starting lineups:
Ahly:
Mohamed El-Shennawi - Ali Maaloul, Ayman Ashraf, Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Hani - Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulaya, Aliou Dieng - Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Ahmed Abdel-Kader – Hossam Hassan

Zamalek: Mohamed Awaad - Ahmed Fattouh, Mahmoud "El Wensh" Hamdi, Hossam Abdel Maguid, Hamza Mathlouthi - Mohamed Abdel-Ghani, Emam Ashour, Sayed Abdallah, Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed, Achraf Bencharki, Seifeddine Jaziri

 

20:05 Ahly coach Ricardo Soares has opted for a 4-3-3 formation fielding Aliou Dieng, Amr El Sualaya and Hamdi Fathi instead of his regular 4-2-3-1 scheme. This is while Ferreira has kept an unchanged lineup.

20:00 Both teams have arrived at Cairo Stadium and will start warming up soon.

19:00 Ahly are missing a hot of attacking players especially South African winger Percy Tau and Hussein El Shahat.

17:00 Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira will welcome back midfielder Mohamed Ashraq Rouqa after a missing the past game due to injury. 

16:00 Ahly have been reeling since the sudden departure of highly-successful boss Pitso Mosimane last month, having dropped eight points since then under caretaker coach Sami Komsan and new Portuguese manager Ricardo Soares.

15:00 Although Ahly are the reigning champions, Zamalek have dominated the competition in recent years, winning six out of the past eight editions -- a run that included two final victories over Ahly in 2015 and 2016

14:00 Zamalek will be eyeing a domestic double after winning the Egyptian Premier League last season while Ahly are seeking to add an Egypt Cup triumph to the Champions League title they clinched last term.

13:00 The match will take place at Cairo's International Stadium, the traditional venue of both sides, with the meagre attendance of 2,500 fans for each club. Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will take charge of the game.

12:00 Ahly and Zamalek clash in the final of a delayed Egypt Cup edition as they tussle for three possible titles this year including Egyptian Premier League, Egypt Cup 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 editions.

Venue: Cairo Stadium

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

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