RELIVE: Egypt’s Ahly v Morocco's Raja Casablanca (African Super Cup)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Dec 2021

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Wednesday's match between Egypt's Ahly and Morocco's Raja Casablanca in the African Super Cup match

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Full time: Ahly 1-1 Raja Casablanca (6-5 on penalties)

Scorers: Taher Mohamed Taher 90/ Hamid Ahadad 13

It's over! Ahly are crowned African Super Cup champions for a record-extending eighth time following a 6-5 shootout win over Raja Casalanca. Thanks for following our live updates! 

- Ali Maaloul scores the first penalty for Ahly
- Mohamed Azrida scores the first penalty for Raja 

- Badr Benoun scores the second penalty for Ahly
- Zakaria El Wardi scores the second penalty for Raja

- Percy Tau scores the third penalty for Ahly 
- Marouane Hadhoudi scores the third penalty for Raja 

- Ahmed Abdel-Kader scores the fourth penalty for Ahly
- Mahmoud Benhalib scores the fourth penalty for Raja

- Taher Mohamed Taher scores the fifth penalty for Ahly
- Mohsine Moutaouali scores the fifth penalty for Raja 

- Akram Tawfik scores the sixth penalty for Ahly
- Abdelilah Madkour wastes the sixth penalty for Raja

The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to penalties! 

90+1' The referee adds three minutes as stoppage time in a very exciting finale! 

90' Ahly score a trademark goal at the death to level the score!! Taher Mohamed Taher receives a cut-back from Percy Tau, picks up his spot and fires home from inside the area. 


89' Raja are dangerous on counter attacks as Ahly look tired. 

86' Mohamed Sherif mis-hits his shot on the turn on the edge of the area. 

84' Raja make another substitution. Soufiane Benjdida replaces Hamid Ahadad. 

84' A dangerous Ahly cross is cleared as the Red Devils mount an onslaught. 

82' Percy Tau wastes Ahly's first real chance in the second half! He is found by a long ball but his angled right-foot volley misses the target. 

81' Ahly need to up their game to save the tie as we approaches the end! 

78' Raja make a substitution. Mohamed Azrida replaces Abdelilah Hafidi.

78' Another shot from Aliou Dieng goes high over. 

77' Ahly make another attacking substitution. Winger Taher Mohamed Taher replaces defender Yasser Ibrahim. 

76' Percy Tau heads wide from a Ali Maaloul free-kick. 

74' Mohamed Sherif is found unmarked by a low cross from Ali Maaloul but he somehow skies his volley high over! 

73' A glancing near-post header from Hamdi Fathi goes high over following a corner as Ahly pile on pressure. 

71' Ahly appeal for another penalty for a handball but the referee waves away their claims. 

68' An Ahly defensive mix-up gifts Raja possession on the edge of Ahly's area but a subsequent shot is easily collected by El-Shennawi. 

66' Ahly defender Yasser Ibrahim receives a yellow card for a foul on Hamid Ahadad. 

64' Afsha's poor free kick strikes the defensive wall. 

63' Abdel-Kader, whose feints and moves energized a sluggish Ahly side, wins a free kick on the edge of the area. 

62' Raja keeper Zniti makes a fine stop to handle a volley from Magdi Afsha. 

62' Ahly midfielder Aliou Dieng sends a volley high over. Ahly are still unable to find a way through! 

61' Raja are handed another yellow card as Ahadad, the goal-scorer, is booked for a foul on Ahmed Abdel-Kader. 

61' Ahly make another substitution. Winger Ahmed Abdel-Kader replaces the ineffective Hussein El-Shahat. 

58' Raja's Marouane Hadhoudi is booked for a challenge from behind on Mohamed Sherif. 

56' Ahly winger Hussein El-Shahat fires a shot high over from distance. 

55' Ahly players accuse their Raja counterparts of time-wasting as Abdelilah Madkour asks for treatment. 

51' Percy Tau attempts to cut inside his challenger on the edge of the area but the ball is cleared for a corner. 

48' Both sides start from where they left off in the first half, with Raja sitting back and Ahly controlling possession. 

46' Ahly make their first substitution. Striker Mohamed Sherif replaces defender Ayman Ashraf, with Mosimane expected to revert to a 4-2-3-1 formation. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45' The referee adds one minute as stoppage time. 

44' Ahly are hampered by too many mis-placed passes in the final third. 

41' A corner is mis-judged by Raja keeper Zniti but Ahly's players fail to pounce. 

40' Abdelilah Hafidi tries to lob El-Shennawi from distance but the Ahly keeper easily collects his effort. 

38' Ahly move the ball around but Raja's watertight defence is still making life difficult for them. 

34' Ahly defender Badr Benoun makes a timely tackle to clear a dangerous cross from Raja's Mohsine Moutaouali.

31' Ahly are dominating possession, with Raja seeming content to sit back and soak up pressure. 

27' Ahly's repeated long balls are easily dealt with by Raja's backline. 

25' Ahly are still finding it difficult to penetrate Raja's well-drilled defence. 

22' A cross from Ahly defender Ayman Ashraf goes begging!  

20' Percy Tau cuts ahead of the keeper following a long ball but he over-hits his touch as it goes out for a goal kick. 

19' It's a fast-paced and end-to-end affair so far as both sides trade punches. 

16' At the other end, Abdeljalil Jbira darts down the left unopposed but Ahly keeper El-Shennawi rushes out to block his cross.

15' A chance for Ahly! Raja keeper Zniti pushes away a cross and dives to his left to save a follow-up shot from Ahly winger Hussein El-Shahat.

13' Ex-Zamalek forward Hamid Ahadad opens the scoring after a defensive lapse. Ahly's left-back Ali Maaloul is caught napping as a through pass eludes him and finds Abdelilah Madkour, who breaks clear. His low shot strikes the heel of Yasser Ibrahim after going past keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi, with Ahadad bundling it in over the goal-line.

13' Goal for Raja!

10' Ahly appeal for a penalty after a cross from Ali Maaloul appears to hit the arm of an opponent. 

8' Percy Tau's tireless moves down the flanks are causing some troubles to Raja's defence. 

7' Both sides are still looking for openings in the early stages. 

4' Percy Tau skips past his challenger on the left hand side of the area but Raja keeper Anas Zniti rushes out to collect the ball. 

4' A cross by Akram Tawfik is cleared by Raja's defence in Ahly's first foray upfront. 

2' Ahly midfielder Amr El-Sulaya sustained an injury just before kick-off! He is replaced by defender Yasser Ibrahim.

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Akram Tawfik, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Hamdi Fathi, Aliou Dieng, Amr El-Sulaya, Magdi Afsha, Hussein El-Shahat, Percy Tau

Raja: Anas Zniti, Abdelilah Madkour, Jamal Harkass, Marouane Hadhoudi, Abdeljalil Jbira, Zakaria El Wardi, Fabrice Ngoma, Abdelilah Hafidi, Mohsine Moutaouali, Mahmoud Benhalib, Hamid Ahadad

18:00 Ahly stick to their usual 3-4-3 formation, with South African forward Percy Tau spearheading their attack. 

16:00 Ahly had doubts over the fitness of the likes of left-back Ayman Ashraf and goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi, both of whom were key members of the Egypt side that finished fourth at the FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar.

15:45 "We are going after all the possible trophies … but we are taking it one step at a time," said Ahly's football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz.

"We have a fully fit squad available and the new signings have been already registered."

15:15 Mosimane also led the Red Devils to last season's Super Cup title, which they won after beating Morocco's RS Berkane 2-0 in a game that also took place in Doha.

14:15 Ahly are enjoying a dream run in African competitions, having won two back-to-back Champions League crowns under South African coach Pitso Mosimane.

13:30 Raja won the competition twice, with their last triumph coming in 2019.

12:50 Ahly have only lost twice in nine appearances in the annual meeting of the African Champions League and Confederation Cup winners, clinching a record seven titles.
12:00 Egyptian giants Ahly will be looking to maintain their near perfect run in the African Super Cup when they meet Morocco's Raja Casablanca in Qatari capital Doha on Wednesday.



Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Referee: Ndala Ngambo


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