Ahly v Talae El-Geish (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Full time: Ahly 0-0 Talae El-Geish (2-3 on penalties)
It's over! Talae El-Geish stun Ahly with a 3-2 shootout victory to secure their first ever title. Thanks for following live updates!
- Mohamed El-Sabbahi converts the first penalty for El-Geish
- Ali Maaloul converts the firsty penalty for Ahly
- Haythem Jouini converts the second penalty for El-Geish
- Badr Benoun wastes the second penalty for Ahly
- Amr El-Sisi converts the third penalty for El-Geish
- Amr El-Sulaya converts the third penalty for Ahly
- Karim El-Tayeb wastes the fourth penalty for El-Geish
- Magdi Afsha wastes the fourth penalty for Ahly
- Hassan Magdi wastes the fifth penalty for El-Geish
- Mohamed Sherif wastes the fifth penalty for Ahly
The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to penalties!
119' Ahly make a late substitution. Moroccan defender and spot-kick specialist Badr Benoun replaces defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi, one minute before we go to penalties.
117' El-Geish substitute El-Sabbahi rushes to the byline after skipping past right-back Mohamed Hani, but his miscued cross lets him down.
114' Ahly are relying on long balls, which are no trouble to El-Geish's defence.
110' Will Ahly be able to snatch a victory? Their chances will be at stake should they go to penalties.
106' Ahly make a substitution. Right-back Mohamed Hani replaces Akrwam Tawfik in a like-for-like substitution.
106' El-Geish make a substitution. Mohamed El-Sabbahi replaces winger Ahmed Samir.
The second half of extra time is underway
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of extra time
103' A free kick from Magdi Afsha narrowly misses the target.
99' Ahly's right-back Akram Tawfik receives the first yellow card of the game.
99' It's still a poor affair, with goal-scoring chances at a premium.
95' Ahly's efforts are cut short in the final third.
91' Ahly make a substitution. Striker Hossam Hassan replaces defender Ayman Ashraf.
The first half of extra time is underway
The referee blows his whistle, we are heading to extra time!
90+3' Sherif heads over the bar from a good scoring position in Ahly's last effort of the regulation time.
90+1' El-Shennawi makes a timely rush out of his goal to thwart El-Geish forward El-Tayeb.
90' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time.
90' A volley from El-Sulaya goes over the bar as Ahly still look for a killer.
85' At the other end, Amr El-Sisi tries his luck from distance but his effort goes wide.
84' Another shot from Miquissone goes high over.
84' Ahly make a substitution. Forward Salah Mohsen replaces winger Hussein El-Shahat.
82' El-Geish make a substitution. Winger Mido Gaber makes way for Tunisian forward Haythem Jouini.
79' A header from Hamdi Fathi following a corner from Ali Maaloul narrowly misses the target as Ahly lay siege to El-Geish area.
79' El-Geish keeper Bassam tips over a powerful long-range shot from El-Shahat.
78' Ahly pile on pressure in the hope of scoring a killer in the latter stages.
74' A low, left-wing cross goes begging at the other end in a rare foray forward for El-Geish.
72' Ahly go close with a flowing move! Afsha exchanges passes with Miquissone in the area but his angled, close-range shot forces a superb save from keeper Bassam with his finger tips.
71' Miquissone's first effort sees him send a poor shot high over.
69' An inaccurate shot from El-Sulaya goes wide of the post.
67' El-Geish make an unscripted substitution. Defender Ali El-Feel makes way for Mostafa El-Zennari after picking up an injury.
64' Mosimane will be hoping Miquissone makes an immediate impact to unlock El-Geish's watertight defence.
60' Ahly make their first substitution. Mozambican winger Luis Miquissone, who joined in the close season, replaces Taher to make his debut.
59' A poor far-post header from Ahly's Taher goes wide following a corner.
57' El-Geish make their first substitution. Abdel-Rahman Shika makes way for striker Karim El-Tayeb.
54' Sherif spurns another clear-cut chance for Ahly! Ali Maaloul escapes his marker on the left hand side of the area and pulls the ball back to Sherif, whose close-range side-footed effort misses the target with the goal at his mercy.
51' In El-Geish's first attempt on goal, a shot from Abdel-Rahman Shika is parried by El-Shennawi.
49' El-Geish stick to their firm defensive strategy to keep Ahly at bay.
The second half is underway
The referee blows his halftime whistle
44' Ahly striker and their top scorer Sherif wastes the only clear-cut chance of the first half! He is released by a deft pass from El-Sulaya to break clear but his right-foot shot goes wide of the post!
43' El-Geish's Amr El-Sisi muslces his way into the area but his poor cross is intercepted. He could have easily shot goalwards!
42' Even several Ahly corners lead to nothing! It's a disappointing half for the Red Devils.
38' El-Geish's ultra-defensive strategy is so far successful!
34' A shot from El-Shahat is deflected for a corner. Ahly move the ball around the area but find it difficult to carve out spaces.
31' Ahly are still struggling for openings. Will Mosimane introduce one of his new signings in the second half?
27' A glancing header from Taher following a cross from El-Shahat goes over the bar in a rare half-chance for Ahly.
25' An inswinging free kick from Geish midfielder Lashin is pushed away by Ahly keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi.
23' Two shots in quick succession from Ahly wingers El-Shahat and Taher are blocked by the defence, which is still standing firm.
19' Mohamed Sherif wastes a golden chance after being played in but he is flagged for offside!
17' No threats so far on either end!
13' A wayward shot from Geish full-back Mohamed Nassef goes wide.
11' El-Geish defend in numbers, leaving little room for Ahly to operate.
9' El-Geish's Ali El-Feel is lucky to escape a yellow card following a reckless challenge on Ahly playmaker Afsha.
6' A tame shot from Ahly's Amr El-Sulaya is easily collected by keeper Mohamed Bassam.
5' Successive Ahly passes are intercepted in the final third.
3' Ahly appeal for a foul on the edge of the area but the referee waves play on.
The match is underway
Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Akram Tawfik, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulaya, Magdi Afsha, Hussein El-Shahat, Taher Mohamed Taher, Mohamed Sherif
El-Geish: Mohamed Bassam, Ali El-Feel, Khaled Setouhi, Mohamed Nassef, Hassan Magdi, Mohanad Lashin, Amr El-Sisi, Abdel-Rahman Shika, Ahmed Samir, Mido Gaber, Ahmed Abdel-Rahman
18:20 El-Geish's new signing Mido Gaber is included in the starting line-up as he comes up against one of his former clubs.
18:15 Several of Ahly's new signings, including Mozambican winger Luis Miquissone and striker Hossam Hassan, start on the bench as Mosimane sticks to his old guard.
17:00 Mosimane has included several new signing in his squad for this game and it is expected that Mozambique winger Luis Miquissone could make his debut today.
15:40 El-Geish gave Ahly a run for their money when they met in an exciting cup final last year, with the illustrious Cairo club edging their unfancied opponents 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
15:00 This Super Cup edition was due to be played last year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahly were domestic double champions in the 2019-20 season, with El-Geish finishing as runners-up in the Egypt Cup.
14:30 South African coach Pitso Mosimane now have a chance to make some amends and kick off the new season in the best possible way, with Ahly overwhelming favourites to win a record-extending 12th Super Cup.
13:30 Ahly won the lucrative African Champions League for a second straight season but losing a domestic title they rarely surrender still left a bitter taste in their mouth.
12:20 The Red Devils failed in their bid to clinch a sixth straight league title, with perennial Cairo rivals Zamalek crowned champions for the first time since 2015.
11:30 Ahly, whose Egyptian Premier League hegemony was disrupted last season, will be looking to send out a statement of intent when they meet Talae El-Geish in the Egyptian Super Cup on Tuesday.
Stay tuned as match is due to start at 19:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)
Venue: Borg El-Arab stadium, Alexandria
Referee: Mustafa Gerbaal
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