RELIVE: ES Setif vs Ahly (African Super Cup)

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 Feb 2015

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of the African Super Cup clash between Algeria's ES Setif and Egypt's Ahly

Al-Ahly players celebrate a goal scored against Al-Zamalik during their Egyptian Premier League soccer match in Cairo, January 29, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Penalties: ES Setif 1-1 Ahly (Penalties 6-5)

Setif Super Cup winners!!!!

Delhoum scores for Setif!!!

Zakareya scores for Ahly!!!

Mellouli scores for Setif!!!

Abdallah El-Saied scores for Ahly!!!

Benyettou scores for Setif!!!

Meteb scores for Ahly!!!

Dagoulou scores for Setif!!!

Saad Samir scores for Ahly!!!

Elameiri scores for Setif!!!

Trezeguet scores for Ahly!!!

Elameiri scores for Setif!!!

Bassem Ali misses!!!!! 

90+5 The referee blows the whistle, we'll now be heading to penalties.

90+5 Meteb pounces on a goal-mouth scramble to prod in Ahly's equalizer with just seconds remaining till the end of stoppage time!!

90+5 GOOAAALLLLL!!!!! Meteb equalizes for Ahly!!!!

90+2 Bassem Ali heads El-Sayed's cross wide in what could be Ahly's last chance of the game.

90' Lamri is wheeled on for Setif

87' Zakareya does a great job to keep possession of the ball, but eventually fails to retain it to give Setif a goal kick.

85' Setif's keeper comes out in time to collect the ball as Meteb was ready to pounce on. 

80' Ekrami tips away Zerara's shot from outside the area, corner for the Setif!

78' Ebimobowie also comes off the bench as Abdel-Zaher makes way.

75' Meteb replaces Soliman.

72' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Soliman's curling shot from outside the box was denied by Samir's head as the ball appeared to be flying into the net!!! So frutstraing from the center back!!

70' Benyattou pounces on a blunder from Ahly right back Bassem Aly before Ziaya made no mistake from point-blank range after connecting with the substitute's low cross.

70' GOAL!!! Setif take the lead!!

69' Dagoulou comes in for Djahnit for Setif.

66' Trezeguet races down with the ball down the left on the break, but Ondo eventually covers and kicks the ball out.

64' El-Saied curls a ball towards the far post but his effort goes wide.

60' Moemen Zakareya is introduced instead of Ghaly, it remains to be seen where the midfielder will be deployed.

57' Soliman down on the ground as he looks to have suffered a blackout following a harsh collision with Gabonian midfielde Ze Ondo.

56' Walid Soliman bursts down the right, but the ball goes out for goal kick.

53' Benyettou replaces Gasmi for Setif's first change of the game.

50' Abdel-Zaher looks to have broken the offiside trap, but he is adjudged to have been offiside!!

49' Hussein El-Sayed is booked by the ref after making a foul on Belameiri to thwart the Algerians' counter.

47' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Soliman goes clear on goal but his one-on-one effort is denied by the keeper! That was a certain goal!! 

The second half begins.

45+3 The referee blows the halftime whistle.

45+1 Setif wins a free kick near the edge of the box after Hussein El-Sayed handled the ball.

44' Ziaya booked by the referee for dissent.

39' Trezeguet instantly responds with another shot!! but the keeper makes a diving save to his left to deny the Reds.

38' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Belameiri narrowly misses the target from inside the box after Saad Samir sliced a ball in his own third to award the hosts the half's most dangerous chance!!

34' And now Ahly appear on the break! with Abdel-Zaher making a superb control of the ball before laying the ball off towards Trezeguet who fails to do something decent with it.

31' El-Saied fails to connect with a corner from the left as a Setif defender mishit the ball towards his own goal, out for corner.

28' Walid Soliman wins a foul down the left, El-Saied takes it.

27' A dangerous counter for Setif sees them go three-on-three! But Gasmi's eventual cross goes out for corner.

23' The free kick goes narrowly high of the bar.

22' Ghaly makes a high-footed foul on Setif's Gasmi, now a free kick down the right.

19' Ashour handed the first yellow card of the game following a fierce challenge on Sofiane Younes, the Ahly anchorman will have to be cautious from now on.

17' Soliman plays the free kick straight into the keeper's hands.

16' Trezeguet wins a foul in Setif's own half..Ahly are gradually growing into the game.

15' Ahly finally appear in the final third...

13' Setif attempting through balls into Ahly's defensive areas, with the Reds yet to pose any danger.

9' A dangerous attack for Setif ends up with a corner for the Algerians, who seem more threatening tonight.

6' Play has been restricted to midfield for quite a while, with both teams failing to find a breakthrough.

2' A dangerous counter for the hosts, but the threat is eventually cleared by the Ahly defense.

The first half gets underway.

16:45 Both teams are currently warming up, with just 15 minutes remaning.

16:30 The last time Ahly played the Super Cup away from home was in 2007 when they beat Tunisia’s Etoile Sahel in Addis Ababa on penalties following a 0-0 draw as African governing body CAF celebrated its 50thanniversary.

16:15 Ahly’s proud record includes six African Super Cup triumphs and a solitary loss in seven attempts, which came against arch-rivals Zamalek in 1994 in Johannesburg.

16:00 “The players are determined to bring the trophy back to Cairo. We are confident that our experience can be a crucial factor,” said Garrido’s assistant Ali Maher.

15:30 Ahly won two successive Champions League accolades in 2012 and 2013 but suffered an early exit at last year’s edition, with Setif going on to win the competition at the expense of Congo’s Vita Club.

Starting lineups:

ES Setif: Sofiane Khedairia, Amine Megateli, Kheireddine Laaroussi, Farid Mellouli, Akram Djahnit, El Hedi Belameiri, Benjamin Ze Ondo, Toufik Zerara, Ahmed Gasmi, AbdelMalek Ziaya

Ahly: Sherif Ekramy, Hussein El-Sayed, Saad Samir, Mohamed Naguib, Bassem Aly, Hossam Ghaly, Hossam Ashour, Abdallah El-Saied, Walid Soliman, Mahmoud 'Trezeguet', Ahmed Abdel-Zaher

14:50 The Ahly bus has already moved towards the venue of the game, with two hours remaining till kick off. 

14:30 The Red Devils became the first Egyptian side to win the Confederation Cup last December when they beat Ivory Coast’s Sewe Sport over two legs following a last-gasp winner from striker Emad Meteb.

14:00 It’s the first time in almost two decades that Ahly play the game as the winners of a secondary competition rather than the prestigious Champions League, which they had won a record eight times.

13:30 “I am just thinking about the Super Cup. We must overcome the tragedy and come back to the normal life with more strength,” said Ahly’s Spanish coach Juan Garrido, who is eyeing his third trophy at the helm after leading the club to the Egyptian Super Cup and African Confederation Cup titles.

13:00 The incident, in which the supporters died of stampede after being tear-gassed by security forces as they tried to enter the army-owned Air Defence Stadium, prompted a stoppage of domestic football amid doubts over whether the competition will be resumed.

12:30 It will be the first competitive game for any Egyptian outfit since the Cairo football tragedy that left 20 Zamalek fans dead before a Premier League game against ENPPI earlier this month.

11:30 Winning the African Super Cup has been mainly a formality for Ahly but the Cairo giants will wear a rare underdog tag when they seek to secure a record-extending title away to Algeria’s ES Setif on Saturday



Venue: Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida (Algeria)

Referee: Noumandiez Desire Doue (Ivory Coast)

Assistant referees: Songuifolo Yeo (Ivory Coast), Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)

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