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VIDEO: Egyptian Premier League – Matchday 11 Roundup
King Fut‘s weekly coverage of the Egyptian Premier League continues with what has been a week full of exciting fixtures.
Misr El-Maqassa 0-2 El-Gouna
Moataz Mahrous opened the scoring with his second goal of the season while Alaa Shaaban sealed the deal for the relegation-threatened Gouna with a beautiful solo effort in the second half. Arafa El-Sayed assisted both goals for El-Gouna, although the striker has yet to open his scoring account for the minnows this season.
Petrojet 1-2 Arab Contractors
The Mountain Wolves continued their recent exciting form with their second straight victory in a narrow win over fourth place Petrojet. Mohamed Adel opened the scoring in the 12th minute from the spot, his third of the season so far. Young centre-back Sherif Hazem equalized for the Petroleum side on the 61st minute, again from the penalty spot. Ali Fathy scored a remarkable goal in the 70th minute (only he would be able to confirm if it was intended) to seal the three points for the Contractors.
Haras El-Hodood 0-0 Smouha
Yet another stalemate for Helmy Toulan’s side this week against Shawky Gharib’s impressive Smouha. Haras started the season in great style and were league leaders at one point after dominating Al-Ahly in a 3-0 win. However, ENPPI’s 4-0 thrashing of the Alexandrian-based club seems to have rattled the club’s fortunes in the following weeks. This could very well be a tough season for Helmy Toulan, who took over from a Tarek El-Ashry side who were on a 12-game win streak before the cancellation of the Egyptian Premier League last season.
ENPPI 1-0 Ghazl El-Mahalla
ENPPI set themselves back on track with a scrappy win over Ghazl El-Mahalla. Momen Zakaria scored his third goal of the season from the spot in the 83rd minute to temporarily leapfrog over Al-Ahly.
El-Dakhleya 1-0 El-Entag El-Harby
El-Dakhleya were able to keep out of the relegation zone for another week after a win over El-Entag thanks to a goal from U-20 star Ahmed Samir in the 5th minute.
Zamalek 1-0 El-Shorta
Group B leaders Zamalek equaled their club record for best Egyptian league start with their ninth straight win after beating El-Shorta. Zamalek starlet Mohamed Ibrahim scored a well struck free-kick (his fourth of the season) in the 64th minute to continue the Whites’ reign on top of the group.
Al-Ittihad 1-1 Ismaily
Ismaily fell further behind leaders Zamalek with a draw against Al-Ittihad. Amr El-Sulaya seems to be enjoying his top form after scoring his third goal in two games, and what a goal it was. Ahmed Khairy layed it off to Sulaya on a free-kick who blasted it home from 33 yards. Mahmoud Fathi equalized for the Alexandria side in the 41st minute with another superb strike just outside the box.
Wadi Degla 0-1 Al-Ahly
Cairo giants Al-Ahly kept their recent run of form intact with yet another win over last-place Wadi Degla. El-Sayed Hamdy scored a header (3rd of the season) off an Abdullah El-Said free-kick in the 44th minute.