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Pharaohs Abroad weekend roundup
Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ made his English Premier League debut whilst Hossam Ghaly and Mohamed Salah assisted in their sides’ big wins over the weekend.
KingFut.com’s Ahmad Yousef recaps all the action of Egyptians playing in foreign lands over the week.
Hull City 0-1 Crystal Palace
Hull City suffered their first home defeat of the season to then bottom placed side Crystal Palace, who had not picked up any points away from home until their meeting with the Tigers. Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ made a late appearance in a scrappy game in which he could not affect. Ahmed Elmohamady had a below par game and received a lot of criticism from the commentators.
Wigan Athletic 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton won their third game in a row in a 1-0 victory over Wigan Athletic. Andrew Crofts gave Albion the lead in the 72nd minute which was enough to seal the game for Brighton. Adam El-Abd made a 93rd minute appearance as he came on for striker David Lopez in Brighton’s attempts to hold onto the lead. This was El-Abd’s second league apperance this season, playing a total of two minutes.
Swindon Town 1-3 Leyton Orient
Mohamed ‘Dodo’ El-Gabbas’s Swindon Town were defeated at home by League One leaders Leyton Orient in a game full of goals and controversy. Swindon Town took the lead in the 23rd minute when Nicky Ajose slotted home from inside the box. A minute later David Mooney equalised for Leyton Orient. It was in the 39th minute that Orient took the lead when Moses Odubajo headed home. At half time Mohamed ‘Dodo’ El-Gabbas replaced Tottenham loanee Alex Pritchard. Less than a minute into the second half Orient went 3-1 up thanks to Odubajo’s second goal. The major talking point of the game was when the Orient keeper Jamie Jones was repeatedly punched by a Swindon Town fan who had ran onto the pitch.
FC Basel 4-1 FC Thun
FC Basel came back from behind to beat FC Thun in a game where El-Nenny impressed and Mohamed Salah came close to scoring and assisted Stephan Andrist.
FC Luzern 3-1 FC St. Gallen
Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ was an unused substitute in his team’s victory. Dimitar Rangelov gave Luzern the lead just before the first half came to an end. Marco Mathys equalised for the away side after 66 minutes. A minute later Luzern re-gained the lead when Stephane Besle scored an own goal. In the 73rd minute Luzern ended all hopes of a St. Gallen revival y scoring the third thanks to Adrain Winter.
Servette Geneva FC 3-1 FC Biel-Bienne
Sherif Ashraf made an 87th minute appearance in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Servette Geneva. Biel-Bienne took the lead in the first half thanks to a 33rd minute own goal from Niklas Dams. In the second half Servette equalised when they were awarded a penalty and Geoffry Treand fired it in. Geneva turned the scoreline around in the 84th minute when Jocelyn Roux gave them the lead. Ashraf was brought on to try and find an equaliser however this was not to be as Servette finished the game off when Placca scored in the 91st minute.
Liga ZON Sagres
Rio Ave 0-2 Estoril
Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka‘ started for Rio Ave as they were defeated 2-0 by 4th place Estoril. Koka received a yellow card in the 45th minute. In the 50th minute Luis Leal gave the visitors the lead. Hassan was replaced in the 72nd minute fore Joeano before Leal gave Estoril their second goal in the 85th minute. Rio Ave now drop to 8th in the league.
FC Porto 1-1 Nacional
Ali Ghazal was still serving a three match ban for his straight red card in a 0-0 draw with Olhanense. In his absence his side managed a 1-1 draw with league leaders Porto. Porto took the lead against Nacional in the 52nd minute when Jackson Martinez scored a header. Nacional had to wait till the 82nd minute for their equaliser which came from Mario Rondon.
Cercle Brugge 2-4 Lierse SK
Hossam Ghaly played the full 90 minutes and was involved in two of Lierse’s goals. Ahmed Samir Farag, a usual regular in the starting XI was left on the bench and so was 21-year-old winger Ahmed Yasser.