Ittihad of Alexandria exit Zayed Cup after draw with Saudi side Al-Hilal

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Feb 2019

Ittihad of Alexandria (Al-Ahram)
Ittihad of Alexandria (Al-Ahram)

Egyptian side Ittihad of Alexandria were eliminated from the Zayed Cup on Monday after being held to a goalless draw by Saudi side Al-Hilal in the second leg of the competition's quarters at Borg El-Arab stadium.

The club’s adventure in the regional competition had seen them overcome defending Champions Esperance de Tunis and Cairo giants Zamalek.

The Alexandria-based club lost the first leg 3-0 in Riyadh earlier this month, to exit the competition with a 3-0 loss on aggregate.

The team managed to create many goal-scoring opportunities, but they failed to score due to the fine performance of Al-Hilal keeper Abdullah Al-Muaiouf.

Ittihad were the only remaining Egyptian side in the regional competition as Ahly, Zamalek and Ismaily had all been eliminated in the previous round.

Al-Hilal will join Sudanese side El-Merrikh and Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel in the semis.

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