Pyramids FC come from behind to beat Libya's Ahli Tripoli in Confed Cup

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Feb 2022

Egypt's Pyramids FC avoided a Libyan scare on their first group-stage game of the African Confederation Cup after coming from behind to earn a 2-1 win at home to Libya's Ahli Tripoli on Sunday.

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Pyramids open their CAF Confederation Cup Group A campaign with a 2-1 comeback win over Libya s Ahli Tripoli (Photo: Pyramids official Twitter account)

Ahli Tripoli stunned the big-spending club when Abdussalam Tubal​ opened the scoring midway through the first half.

A cross from the left eluded Pyramids' poorly-positioned left-back Mohamed Hamdi and found Tubal at the far post to fire home.

Winger Islam Eissa brought the hosts level on 56 minutes with a superb volley from inside the area after Moroccan midfielder Walid El Karti had flicked a long ball into his path.

El Karti then turned scorer to net the winner with 13 minutes remaining, tapping in from close range after some superb individual work from winger Ibrahim Adel.

South African striker Fagrie Lakay, who joined Pyramids in the January transfer window, made his debut and was unlucky not to score when his shot struck the woodwork in the second half.

Pyramids top Group A with three points, before Tunisia's Sfaxien meet Zambia's Zanaco later on Sunday.

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