Pyramids FC win Egyptian Super Cup bronze medal after penalty shootout

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Dec 2023

Pyramids FC claimed the third place in the Egyptian Super Cup on Thursday, after defeating Ceramica Cleopatra 5-4 on penalty shootout that followed a 1-1 draw in Abu Dhabi.



Opportunities were few in a boring first half as Ceramica Cleopatra's feeble attempts were easily contained by Pyramids FC solid defense.

In the second half, Pyramids coach Jaime Pacheco made astute substitutions, introducing a talented quartet of players, including Abdallah El-Said, Ramadan Sobhy, Mostafa Fathi, and Walid El Karti.

On the other hand, Ceramica Cleopatra relied on their dangerous counterattacks throughout the match.

Ceramica striker, Ahmed Yaser Rayan, came close to giving his team the lead in the 64th minute, but he squandered a straightforward opportunity as his shot struck the right post of the empty goal.

Finally, in the 70th minute, Ahmed Kendouci of Ceramica Cleopatra broke the deadlock with a skillful volley, capitalizing on Ahmed Shoukri's well-placed cross.

However, Pyramids FC's star winger, Mostafa Fathi, responded swiftly, showcasing his brilliance with a remarkable lob over the keeper, leveling the score just eight minutes later.

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