Full time: Zamalek 0-2 Ahly
Scorers: Bruno Savio 39, Karim Fouad 90+1
The referee blows his final whistle, Ahly win the Egyptian Super Cup for a record-extending 12th time with a 2-0 victory over Zamalek. Thanks for following our live updates!
90+5' Ahly make a double substitution. Mohamed Fakhri replaces Amr El-Sulaya and Percy Tau replaces Taher.
90+3' Awad saves a tame shot from Fouad as Ahly prepare to celebrate.
90+1' Substitute Karim Fouad ends the match as a contest after finishing off a flowing move. Taher exchanges passes with Maaloul on the left, skips past his challenger and sends in a low cross to the lurking Fouad who slots into an empty net at the far post.
90+1' GOOOOOOAL FOR AHLY!!!
90' The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time.
86' Ahly are standing firm in the dying minutes to preserve their slender lead.
84' Ahly midfielder El-Sulaya receives a yellow card.
82' Ahly keeper El-Shennawi tips over a fine curling free kick from Zizo.
82' Bruno Savio is replaced after sustaining an injury, making way for Karim Fouad.
81' Ahly's Bruno Savio, the scorer of the only goal tonight, is receiving treatment.
80' An attempted shot from Zamalek's Omar Gaber is blocked by the defence on the edge of the area.
78' Awad denies Sherif again! He makes a fine save to palm away his volley.
77' It's now an evenly-balanced affair as both sides trade punches.
74' Another chance for Sherif! He is thwarted by Awad again from close range after he is found by a flick following a floated cross.
73' A chance for Ahly! A defence-splitting pass releases Sherif, whose angled shot is blocked by keeper Awad.
73' Zamalek make another substitution. Forward Youssef Nabih replaces defender Hamza Mathlouthi.
72' Shikabala makes a darting run down the left but his cross hits the side netting.
70' A corner causes mayhem in the Ahly area but the defence eventually clears as Zamalek mount pressure.
67' Ahly make a double substitution. Playmaker Magdi Afsha and striker Mohamed Sherif replace Ahmed Abdel-Kader and Shady Hussein respectively.
64' Zamalek make a double substitution. Veteran winger Mahmoud Shikabala and midfielder Amr El-Sissi replace Seifeddine Jaziri and Mohamed Ashraf respectively.
63' What a chance for Zamalek! a fierce drive from Zizo strikes the upright in a similar effort to the one he missed in the 2020 African Champiosn League final against Ahly.
60' Ahly's left-back Ali Maaloul is booked for dissent.
59' A chance for Ahly! A quickly-taken free kick finds Amr El-Sulaya whose shot on the turn misses the target from inside the area.
57' Zamlek create their first real goal-scoring chance! Zizo is found unmarked by a low cross from Mostafa Shalabi but he blasts his half-volley over the bar.
57' Ahly are sending in some dangerous low crosses but Zamalek's defenders are holding firm.
53' Zamalek are piling on pressure in the early stages of the second half.
49' A dangerous low cross is collected by Zamalek keeper Mohamed Awad.
47' A chance for Zamalek! Emam Ashour finds Omar Gaber on the left with a threaded pass to cut the ball back to Zizo, who is closed down by a defender. Gaber tires to follow up but his angled effort, under pressure, misses the target.
46' Zamalek make their second substitution. Zakaria El Ward, who was at fault for Ahly's opener, makes way for new arrival Mostafa Shalabi, who is making his debut.
The second half is underway
The referee blows his halftime whistle
45' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time.
43' Ahly take a deserved lead as Zamalek struggle to step up a gear.
39' A poor back pass from Zamalek's Zakaria El Wardi is intercepted and Brazilian forward Bruno Savio curled a delightful shot into the far corner past the poorly-positioned keeper to give Ahly the lead.
39' GOOOOOOAL FOR AHLY!!!
35' A hopeful shot from Zamalek midfielder Emam Ashour goes wide.
34' Both sides are still strugging to make inroads at both ends.
30' Zamalek are forced to make an unscripted substitutions as left-back Ahmed Fattouh picks up an injury. He makes way for Sayed Abdallah, who is expected to play as a right-back, with the versatile Omar Gaber moving to the other flank.
29' Ahly's Ahmed Abdel-Kader is booked for simulation after falling under an apparent challenge from keeper Mohamed Awad.
27' Ahly now have the upper hand as Zamalek are pegged back.
26' A deflected shot from Ahly midfielder Hamdi Fathi goes straight into the keeper's hands.
23' What a chance for Ahly! Ahmed Abdel-Kader wreaks havoc down the left, skipping past his challenger and pulling the ball back to Taher, whose side-footed volley bounces off the ground and goes over the bar.
22' A low cross from Ahly's El-Sulaya is cleared by the defence after he is released down the right flank.
20' Ahly's first corner is flicked by Mohamed Abdel-Moneim at the near post but it goes over the bar.
16' Zamalek winger Zizo makes a jinking run towards the area but his weak shot is easily handled by El-Shennawi.
14' Ahly midfielder Hamdi Fathi is also booked for a challenge on Emam Ashour.
13' Ahly's left-back Ali Maaloul floats a free kick into the area but his teammates fail to connect with it and it goes out for a goal kick.
12' Zamalek's Moroccan midfielder Zakari El Wardi is booked for a challenge on Ahly's defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi.
12' A half chance for Zamalek! Zizo floats a free kick to the far post but a tame header is saved by El-Shennawi.
10' Both sides are guilty of too many mis-placed passes in the early stages!
8' Ahly's El-Sulaya tries his luck from distance but his shot goes high over.
6' At the other end, Ahly striker Shady Hussein also fails to catch a long ball from midfielder Amr El-Sulaya.
5' Zamalek striker Jaziri fails to get on the end of a through pass as Ahly keeper El-Shennawi rushes out to collect it.
3' The first cross is whipped by Ahly's Taher Mohamed but Zamalek's defence easily clears it.
2' Ahly apply their trademark pressing game under Swiss coach Marcel Koller.
The match is underway
Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawi - Akram Tawfik, Mahmoud Metwalli, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ali Maaloul - Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Soulaya - Taher Mohamed Taher, Bruno Savio, Ahmed Abdel-Kader, Shady Hussein
Zamalek: Mohmed Awad - Omar Gaber, Hamza Mathlouthi, Mohamed Abdel-Ghani, Hossam Abdel-Maguid, Ahmed Fattouh - Mohamed Ashraf, Zakaria El-Wardi, Emam Ashour, Ahmed Zizo, Seifeddine Jaziri
18:05 Both sides step onto the pitch for the pre-match warm-up amid a raucous atmosphere. The stadium is already packed, less than an hour before kick-off.
18:00 The line-ups are out! No surprise selections as Ahly and Zamalek stick to almost the same players they fielded in recent games.
17:30 Both sides have met seven times in the annual one-game competition, with Ahly winning five games and Zamalek two.
17:00 Ahly are the record Egyptian Super Cup winners with 11 titles, followed by Zamalek on four.
16:00 As in any knockout tie, if the scores are level at the end of regulation time the game will head into two additional 15-minute periods of extra time. A penalty shootout will be used to determine the winner.
15:00 Zamalek will also lose the services of first choice defender Mahmoud El-Wensh, who sustained a knee injury during a league game last week.
“El-Wensh is an important player in the team’s squad but we will… do our best to keep the same performance,” Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira said.
14:00 Ahly will miss the services of Malian midfielder Aliou Dieng after sustaining a muscle injury during the Red Devils's last game in the Egyptian Premier League against Aswan SC and was substituted at half-time.
“Aliou Dieng is an important player for us, but we have a lot of players to replace him,” Ahly coach Marcel Koller said.
13:30 Zamalek are banking on the shrewd tactics of canny Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira to get one over Ahly, even though they are sorely missing the spark of Moroccan winger Achraf Bencharki, who departed at the end of last season after his contract had expired.
12:00 Ahly, reeling from a disappointing 2021-22 season, are eyeing a fresh start while Zamalek are looking to assert their authority from the outset.
Venue: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium (United Arab Emirates)
Referee: Fabio Jose Veríssimo (Portugal)
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