Zamalek battle back to reach Egypt Cup semis

Ahram Onlne , Thursday 21 Jul 2016

Egypt Cup Zamalek to meet Ismaily in a mouth-watering semi-final clash on August 3

Zamalek's playmaker Ayman Hefny controls the ball during a Egypt's Cup game between Zamalek and Ittihad of Alexandria (Photo: Ahram)

Zamalek came back from a goal down to beat Alexandria's Ittihad 2-1 at Borg El-Arab Stadium to make it to the Egypt Cup semi-final on Thursday.

The Whites fell down to a first-half goal from Youssef Ibrahim 'Obama', on loan from the Cairo side to Ittihad, before a magnificent free-kick from Shikabala and a strike from Bassem Morsi after the break ensured they overcame the Alexandrians.

Mohamed Helmi's men will now meet Ismaily, who defeated Masri 2-0 in another quarter-final clash, on August 3.

Zamalek are the Egypt Cup holders, having won the title three times in a row during the past three seasons.  

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