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Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Friday's African Super Cup match between Egypt's Ahly and Morocco's RS Berkane

Ahram Online , Friday 28 May 2021
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Full time: Ahly 2-0 RS Berkane
Scorers: Mohamed Sherif 57, Salah Mohsen 82


The referee blows his final whistle, Ahly win a record-extending seventh African Super Cup with a 2-0 victory over RS Berkane. Thanks for following our live updates! 


90+7' A header from Salah Mohsen strikes the upright in Ahly's last kick of the game! 

90+6' Afsha sustains an injury after a reckless challenge from Dayo, who is lucky to escape a second booking. 

90+4' An angled shot from Berkane's Hadraf goes across the face of the goal. 

90+4' Afsha is denied a certain goal at the other end! His side-foot effort from a Kahraba pass is superbly tipped over by Berkane keeper Laaroubi.

90+3' A chance for Berkane! A free header from Traore is denied by the bar. 

90+1' Ahly's Kahraba is booked for a foul on Laachir.  

90' The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time. 

85' Another subsitution for Berkane. Brahim El Bahraoui replaces Larbi Naji.

84' Ahly make a double substitution. Mahmoud Kahraba replaces Taher and Hamdi Fathi, back from injury, replaces Mohamed Sherif. 

84' Berkane miss a chance to narrow the gap! Iajour's free header goes just wide. 

82' Substitute Salah Mohsen ends the game as a contest! He races clear after a deft through ball from Taher Mohamed Taher to round the keeper and slots into an empty net. 

82' GOOOOOOAL FOR AHLY!!!

80' In a rare foray into Ahly's area, defender Rami Rabia makes a timely interception to block a low cross. 

77' Berkane make another double substitution. Alain Traore replaces Ziad Krouch and Amine El Kess replaces Mohamed Farhane. 

74' Ahly look composed in the second half as Berkane find it hard to create any openings. 

73' Afsha's shot from distance goes high over. 

72' El-Shennawi receives treatment after the foul by Dayo. 

71' Berkane's Dayo is booked for a lunging tackle on Ahly keeper El-Shennawi. 

69' At the other end, Berkane keeper Zouheir Laaroubi palms away a snap shot from Taher Mohamed Taher. 

68' A chance for Berkane! substitute Hadraf skips past Dieng on the edge of the area but blasts his shot high over the crossbar. 

67' Ahly make a substitution. Forward Salah Mohsen replaces off-form winger Hussein El-Shahat. 

65' Berkane make a double substitution. Zakaria Hadraf replaces Bakre El Helali and Abdelkarim Baadi replaces Mohamed Aziz. 

63' Ahly are in control after taking the lead, with Berkane still unable to respond. 

60' Sherif makes the difference with a brilliant individual effort, making up for Ahly's sluggish display. 

57' Mohamed Sherif puts Ahly ahead with a superb strike! He collects a pass with his back to defender Mokadem, spins around him and hits a powerful left-foot shot into the far corner of the net. 

57' GOOOOOOAL FOR AHLY!!!

54' The second half is slower than the first so far! 

51' Berkane are pressing Ahly all over the pitch, leaving little space for the Egyptian giants to operate. 

49' Can Ahly step up a gear in the second half after a disappointing show in the first? 

47' Mohamed Farhane gives away possession in midfield and Ahly pounce on the loose ball to feed El-Shahat, but he is once again thwarted in the area.

46' Ahly make their first substitution. Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul, out since February due to a hamstring injury, replaces Ayman Ashraf. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+3' Berkane spurn a golden chance on the stroke of halftime! Aziz's diving free header narrowly misses the target after a free-kick is whipped into the area by Namsaoui

45+2' Berkane are awarded a free kick on the edge of the area as a forward is tripped on the right after rounding Ahly's Yasser Ibraim. 

45' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time. 

42' An argument breaks out as Ahly players accuse Berkane's Namsaoui of feigning injury. 

38' Ahly are hindered by too many mis-placed passes in midfield. The creativity of Afsha is also nowhere to be seen tonight! 

34' Ahly's tame attempts are no trouble to Berkane's defence so far. 

30' Iajour skips past Ahly's central defender Badr Benoun and jinks towards the area but he dallies on the ball as Ahly's defence robs him. 

29' Berkane create the game's first goalscoring opportunity after almost half an hour. 

27' What a chance for Berkane! Mohamed Farhane breaks clear after a neat threded pass from Mouhssine Iajour but he hits the side netting with the goal at his mercy! 

27' A low cross from Sherif is intercepted by Berkane's Ismail Mokadem.

24' No clear-cut chances at either end so far! 

21' Ahly defender Yasser Ibrahim is also booked after his flailing arm catches an opponent in an aerial challenge. 

18' Berkane's Mohamed Aziz heads wide from a left-wing cross. 

18' Ahly's Ashraf clears the first dangerous-looking cross from Berkane. 

17' Ahly mainly rely on long balls sent to lively forward Mohamed Sherif behind Berkane's backline. 

13' Berkane's defensive duo Omar Namsaoui and Issoufou Dayo are being kept busy as Ahly launch numerous crosses. 

10' Ahly repeatedly expose gaps left by Berkane on both flanks. 

9' El-Shahat dithers on the ball after controlling a long neat ball from El-Sulaya following a pacy counter attack, allowing Berkane's defence to close him down. 

8' Ahly midfielder Dieng blasts high over from the edge of the area after a fine cut-back from Hussein El-Shahat. 

6' The resulting free-kick is floated into the area and flicked on, but Ahly keeper El-Shennawi easily collects it. 

5' Ahly's left-back Ayman Ashraf receives a yellow card for a challenge on an opponent. 

3' Ahly's Mohamed Sherif fails to properly connect with an inviting cross from Hani, who darts down the right following a neat exchange with Magdi Afsha. 

2' Ahly's right-back Mohamed Hani sends a deep cross into the area but Berkane's Issoufou Dayo clears it. 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Ahly: 
Mohamed El-Shennawi, Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf, Aliou Dieng, Amr El-Sulaya, Taher Mohamed Taher, Hussein El-Shahat, Magdi Afsha, Mohamed Sherif 

RS Berkane: Zouheir Laaroubi, Omar Namsaoui, Issoufou Dayo, Ismail Mokadem, Mohamed Farhane, Bakr El Helali, Zaid Krouch, Najji Larbi, Mohamed Aziz, Hamdi Laachir, Mouhssine Iajour


17:30 Veteran forward Mouhssine Iajour and Hamdi Laachir spearhead Berkane's attack. 

17:00 Ahly's Mosimane sticks to his favourite line-up, fielding Mohamed Sherif as a lone striker. Sherif is supported by attacking wingers Taher Mohamed Taher and Hussein El-Shahat as well as playmaker Magdi Afsha. 

15:30 Ahly welcome back number of talented players ahead RS Berkane game after recovering from injuries as Tunisian fullback Ali Maaloul, who spent around three months on the sidelines, has been declared fit for the game and midfielder Hamdi Fathi will be also available.

14:00 Ahly's veteran goalkeeper revealed that despite winning the African Super Cup six times, but most of the current players have not won it before so they want to do it for the seventh time and make the team's fans happy.

12:30 Ahly's probable lineup:
Mohamed El Shennawi; Mohamed Hani, Badr Benoun, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf; Aliou Dieng, Amr El Sulaya, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Taher Mohamed Taher, Hussien El-Shahat, Mohamed Sherif

11:30 Ahly, who have a record of six Super Cup win, claimed the Champions League after defeating arch-rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the final last month, while RS Berkane won the Confederation Cup at the expense of Egyptian team Pyramids FC.

Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Qatar)

Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

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