Full time: Ahly 2-2 Zamalek
Scorers: Mohamed Sherif 12, Salah Mohsen 80/ Achraf Bencharki 68, Mahmoud Shikabala 76
The referee blows the final whistle to end an exciting derby with a 2-2 draw! Please follow our live updates.
90+6 A chance for Zamalek! Nabih’s powerful volley is blocked by El-Shennawi.
90 + 4′ The playmaker of Ahly Afsha passes very close with a curled free kick which misses the target!
90+1′ What luck for Zamalek! Emam Ashour hits the bar with a powerful angled shot after being spotted by a cross from Shikabala.
90′ The referee adds six minutes of additional time.
89′ Gaafar is booked for a tackle on Ahly’s Sherif.
87′ Zamalek makes a substitution. Young midfielder Seif Gaafar replaces Bencharki.
83′ Ahly makes a substitution. Ali Maaloul is replaced by Mahmoud Wahid.
82′ Ahly intensifies his pressure to secure a precious victory in the final minutes.
81′ What an exciting second half, which contrasts sharply with a boring first period!
80′ Two substitutes join forces to restore parity! Taher whips in a cross from the left to find Salah Mohsen at the far post to head home. Awad pushes him away after crossing the goal line.
80′ GOOOOOOOAL FOR AHLY!!
78′ Ahly makes a double substitution. Winger Taher Mohamed and striker Salah Mohsen are featured in place of Ahmed Abdel-Kader and right-back Mohamed Hani.
76′ Zamalek upsets the match! Shikabala slips into an empty net at the far post after a low cross from substitute Youssef Nabih, who made a marauding run down the left, finds him.
76′ GOOOOOOOAL FOR ZAMALEK!!
74′ A docile shot from Zamalek Ashour midfielder is easily captured by Ahly El-Shennawi goalkeeper.
74′ After initially making a few daring substitutions, the Zamalek Ferreira coach comes back to three in defense after leveling.
72′ Zamalek makes a substitution. Young defender Hossam Abdel-Meguid replaces winger Zizo.
71′ What luck for Ahly! A cross is pushed by goalkeeper Mohamed Awad towards midfielder El-Sulaya, who turns and shoots high with the goal gaping.
68′ Moroccan winger Bencharki brings Zamalek level, rising between two markers to head home following a teasing cross from substitute Shikabaka.
68′ GOOOOOOOAL FOR ZAMALEK!!
66′ Zamalek makes a double substitution. Moroccan winger Mohamed Ounajem replaces Sayed Abdallah and youngster Youssef Nabih replaces
66′ Zizo tries his luck from the edge of the area but his shot goes over the crossbar.
63′ Ahly makes a second substitution. Fathi, injured, gives way to versatile defender Mahmoud Metwalli.
60 the defensive midfielder of Ahly Hamdi Fathi seems to have aggravated an injury!
57′ It’s a balanced game in the second half so far, but there’s no real threat on either side!
53′ A capricious shot from the playmaker of Ahly Magdi Afsha misses.
51′ A corner from Ahly is sent to the first post but no player connects to the other post.
47′ Bencharki narrowly fails at the end of a low cross from Zamalek!
46′ Both teams make a substitution. Ahly winger Hussein El-Shahat replaces South African striker Percy Tau and Zamalek veteran schemer Mahmoud Shikabala replaces striker Omar El-Said.
The second half is underway
The referee whistles for half time
45′ The referee adds a minute of additional time.
43′ First chance for Zamalek! Zizo sneaks into the box after a back and forth with youngster Sayed Abdallah but his oblique shot goes over the crossbar.
39′ A withdrawal from the left side of Ahly, Ali Maaloul, finds Sherif but his side shot is blocked by the defense.
37′ Two Zizo corners are cleared by the Ahly defense.
35′ Ahly is barely troubled in midfield as Zamalek retreats.
31′ A powerful shot from Ahly striker Percy Tau is blocked by the Zamalek defence.
28′ After good work from Bencharki, he slips on the left and sends a cross that El-Shennawi pushes straight into the path of Omar El-Said who fails to jump.
28′ A promising chance for Zamalek ends with a call for a penalty after a tackle on Emam Ashour but the referee signals to carry on!
25′ A shot from Zizo goes straight into the hands of the Ahly El-Shennawi goalkeeper, who is still as calm as ever!
22′ Corner from Zizo for Zamalek who begs!
19′ Zamalek haven’t given up on their cautious strategy yet despite falling behind.
16′ New opportunity for Ahly! A shot is deflected by the defense in the direction of hidden winger Ahmed Abdel-Kader, whose weak effort forces a fine save from Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Awad.
15 ‘Zamalek seems unbalanced in the first quarter of an hour while Ahly controls the procedure.
12′ A terrible defensive error offers Ahly the opener! Zamalek centre-back Mohamed Abdel-Ghani inexplicably heads the ball towards Mohamed Sherif while trying to clear a long ball, with the striker easily beating the keeper from eight yards out.
12′ GOOOOOOOAL FOR AHLY!!
11′ The attempts of both sides remain timid!
8′ Cautious start from Zamalek, Ahly controls the ball.
5′ On Zamalek’s first effort, Mohamed Abdel-Shafi sends a deep free kick but Bencharki’s missed volley misses.
5 ‘Ahly rushes from the start.
3′ Ali Maaloul’s corner comes out for a goal kick!
2′ Right-back Mohamed Hani whips Ahly’s first cross but the defense clears.
The game is in progress
Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Mohamed Hani, Yasser Ibrahim, Rami Rabia, Ali Maaloul, Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulaya, Ahmed Abdel-Kader, Percy Tau, Magdi Afsha, Mohamed Sherif
Zamalek: Mohamed Awad, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Mohamed Abdel-Ghani, Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, Mohamed Ashraf, Emam Ashour, Abdallah Gomaa, Sayed Abdallah, Ahmed Zizo, Achraf Bencharki, Omar El-Said
19:05 Ahly plays with Mohamed Sherif as a lone striker, supported by three attacking midfielders in Ahmed Abdel-Kader, Magdi Afsha and Percy Tau.
19:00 Zamalek plays with a 3-4-3 formation which includes youngster Sayed Abdallah as right-back and Abdel-Shafi as one of three centre-backs.
18:35 Ahly has confirmed Mali midfielder Aliou Dieng and left-back Ayman Ashraf have not passed a fitness test and will therefore miss tonight’s derby.
6:30 p.m. Ahly’s interim coach, Sami Komsan, shouldn’t make any surprises in his selection, especially after the return from injury of several key players.
5:30 p.m. Zamalek coach Ferreira is expected to deploy a much changed roster due to the absences. He is expected to introduce a 3-4-3 formation, with veteran left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafi playing alongside centre-backs Mahmoud El-Wensh and Mohamed Abdel-Ghani at full-back.
16:25 Zamalek will miss right-backs Hazem Emam and Tunisia’s Hamza Mathlouthi. Star midfielder Tarek Hamed will not be available through injury, while defender Mahmoud Alaa is out through automatic suspension. Defender Mohamed Abdel-Ghani is ready to strengthen the team’s defensive line.
16:05 Coach Komsan received good news as the Reds were boosted by the return from injury of several key players ahead of the match, including Tunisia left-back Ali Maaloul and midfield duo Amr El-Sulaya and Hamdi Fathi.
4:00 p.m. Ahly will miss the services of centre-back Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, who was a key member of an Egyptian side that reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. There are also doubts over the fitness of Mali midfielder Aliou Dieng.
15:40 In their final game on Monday, Zamalek needed extra time to reach the Egyptian Cup round of 16 with a 2-1 win over second division side Dakhleya after putting in another humble performance.
15:00 Ferreira is also struggling to fill some gaps as Zamalek suffers from a lack of options after being hit with a FIFA transfer ban last summer.
13:55 On the other side, Zamalek are also suffering from some issues after shaky performances this season, despite the arrival of veteran Portuguese manager Jesualdo Ferreira, who led them to a rare domestic double in 2015.
13:15 After 22 games in the domestic competition, Zamalek top the table with 44 points from 20 games, one point behind second-placed Pyaramids FC, who have played one game more. Ahly is in third place with 40 points, but out of 17 matches played so far.
12:45 Last November, Ahly beat Zamalek 5-3 in the first round of domestic competition at Cairo International Stadium without fans.
12:15 “Managing Ahly for even one game is a great honor and a big responsibility on my shoulders, but I am fully focused on making this important time a success,” Komsan said.
11:45 Under interim coach Sami Komsan, who was Mosimane’s assistant, Ahly cruised to a convincing victory, thrashing bottom side Eastern Company 4-1 for their second straight Egyptian Premier League win on Wednesday.
11:00 A win on Sunday will put Ahly in pole position to restore the Egyptian Premier League title to holder Zamalek
10:50 Mosimane surprisingly left the club by mutual consent on Monday after a highly successful 20-month spell, during which the club won back-to-back African Champions League crowns, an Egyptian Cup and two FIFA Cup bronze medals. club world, among other minor honours. .
10:30 Ahly will face arch-rival Zamalek in the Cairo derby at Al-Salam Stadium on Sunday, in the Reds’ first real test after the recent departure of their South African coach. Pitso Mosimane.
Venue: WE Al-Ahly Stadium
Arbitrator: Jose Luis Munuera Montero (Spain)
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