RELIVE: Ahly v USM Alger (African Super Cup)

Ahram Online , Friday 15 Sep 2023

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Friday's African Super Cup match between Egypt's Ahly and Algeria's USM Alger.

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File Photo: Al Ahly s Ali Maaloul, centre, celebrates after scoring his side s opening goal from a penalty kick during the FIFA Club World Cup semi final match between Al Ahly and Real Madrid at Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. AP


Full time: Ahly 0-1 USM Alger
Scorer: Belaid 42pen

Match report



Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawy - Mohamed Hany, Mohamed Abdel-Monheim, Rami Rabia, Ali Maaloul - Marwan Attia (Salah Mohsen 64), Aliou Dieng, Emam Ashour (Mohamed "Afsha" Magdy 80) - Reda Slim (Percy Tau 64), Hussein El-Shahat (Taher Mohamed 80'), Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneim

USMA: Oussama Benbor - Saadi Radouani, Adem Alilet, Zineddine Belaid, Nabil Lamara - Oussama Chita (Embarek 67), Brahim Benzaza (Ben Khelifa 83), Tumisang Orebonye - Khaled Bousseliou (Konate 83), Islam Fattouhi (Kano 67), Abdelfateh Belkacmi (Islam Merili 78)



90+10 Full time

90+8 Ahly are attacking en masse but lack precision in the final touch.

94+4' Yellow card for Salah Mohsen

90+3 Yellow card for Lamara

90' Ref shows 10 minutes of injury time.

89' Free kick for Ahly but the keeper holds it.

86' Ahly's 10th corner is cleared wide.

83' Tau's long range shot goes wide.

80' Afsha attempts a curler but he misses the target.

75' El Shennawy makes another save from Belkacem.

72' Free kick to Ahly, ball is cleared by the Algerian defence.

69' Yellow card for Embarek.

64' Two subs for Ahly as Salah Mohsen and Percy Tau are introduced. Koller switches to a 4-4-2 formation.

63' Maaloul has an attempt on target but it goes easily into the hands of the keeper.

61' Free kick to Ahly. El Shahat's shot is deflected into the corner.

57' USMA are back on defence to protect their lead.

52' Dieng has an attempt on goal but he misses the target.

48' A powerful shot by Attia that is blocked by the defence.

46' Second half is underway.

Half time

45+3 Ahly apply huge pressure in these final minutes but can't still find a breakthrough.

45' Ref shows 5 minutes of additional time

42' Goal for USMA ! Belaid scores from the spot

40' Penalty for USMA !

37' Penalty check

31' Another attempt by Ahly that is blocked by the keeper.

28' Corner to Ahly. Abdel-Moneim's header goes wide.

26' Yellow card for Kahraba. 

21' Ahly are controlling the game but can't capitalise on their domination yet.

16' WHAT A CHANCE FOR SLIM ! He couldn't beat the keeper from close range.

11' El Shennawy saves Tumisang's header.

8' Another attack by Slim but Belaid makes a last tackle to clear the danger.

6' Kahraba scores for Ahly but the goal is canceled by the referee for a foul.

2' El Shennawy makes a first save to deny a close chance from USM Alger.

0' Match is underway

20:15 Players are warming up

19:00 Two new signing are set to start the game for Ahli: Midfielder Emam Ashour and Moroccan winger are set to make their debuts against USMA.

17:00 Coach Marcel Koller has a decision to make whether to field Ali Maaloul and Percy Tau as they joined the team late after being away on international duties.

14:00 New signing Anthony Modeste has not been cleared to play this game.

12:00 Record-holders Ahly seek to claim their 9th Super Cup title in 11th participations.

Venue: King Fahd Sport City Stadium (Saudi Arabia)

Referee: Pierre Atcho (Gabon)

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