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Pharaohs Abroad Weekly Roundup
Ahmed Elmohamady helped his side to a 4-0 win with an assist and Kahraba scored again, to make it three goals in three games, while Abdallah Gomaa made his debut in Germany in a slightly disappointing week for our Pharaohs Abroad in terms of results.
KingFut.com’s Ahmad Yousef recaps all the action of Egyptians playing in foreign lands over the week.
KV Oostende 3-2 Lierse (Saturday)
Hossam Ghaly wasn’t in the match day squad for a second week running as his side suffered a defeat to Oostende.
Cardiff City 0-4 Hull City (Saturday)
Ahmed Elmohamady played the whole game at right midfield for the Tigers who won in impressive fashion over relegation battle rivals Cardiff City. Elmohamady provided the assist for Hull’s fourth as he intercepted the ball deep in his half and ran the length of the pitch at pace before passing across to Jake Livermore who fired home. Elmohamady could have had two assists as he chipped in a delightful cross to Nikica Jelavic who missed from close distance. His performance helped getting him on ‘Whoscored.com’ team of the week.
Chelsea 1-0 Everton (Saturday)
Mohamed Salah started on the bench and didn’t make an appearance as his side managed to steal all three points from Everton after a poor performance.
Sheffield United 3-0 Bristol City (Saturday)
Adam El-Abd started for Bristol City in their defeat to Sheffield United. El-Abd couldn’t prevent his side from conceding three goals. Bristol City remain perilously close to the relegation zone, with some teams in the relegation zone with games in hand.
Wycombe Wnderers 1-0 Chesterfield (Saturday)
Sam Morsy started for Chesterfield as his side lost their second consecutive game in a row. They still lie in first place but are only ahead of Scunthorpe United on goal difference. Morsy spoke about his defeat after the game expressing his disappointment.
Arles Avignon 1-1 Nimes Olympique (Friday)
Mohamed ‘Dodo’ El-Gabas was on the bench for the whole game as his Arles side took on struggling Nimes.
1. Union Berlin 2-0 FSV Frankfurt (Friday)
18-year-old Abdallah Gomaa made his debut for Union Berlin becoming the only Egyptian currently playing in the top two divisions in Germany. Gomaa came on in the 85th minute ion place of Mattuschka.
Trapani Calcio 2-0 Modena (Saturday)
Abdallah Yaisien made his Serie B debut for high-flying Trapani Calcio against Modena after coming on for Simone Basso in the 90th minute. His side are on a fine run and haven’t been beaten since early December; they currently lie fourth in the promotion play-off places.
Rio Ave 1-2 Sporting (Saturday)
Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ started for Rio Ave as they took on Shikabala’s Sporting side. Shikabala did not feature as he is still recovering from injury which will keep him out for two weeks, whilst Koka played 77 minutes before being replaced.
Academia 0-0 Nacional (Friday)
Ali Ghazal started for Nacional in their away trip to Academia whilst Saleh Gomaa started on the bench. He came on at half time in place of Miguel Rodrigues.
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-0 FC Basel (Thursday)
FC Luzern 1-2 Young Boys Bern (Sunday)
Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ proved his namesake with an electrifying performance against Young Boys. The 19-year-old attacker was at the heart of all of Luzern’s attacks and provided his side with their only goal of the game, his third in three consecutive games, taking him to fourth in the top scorers with seven this season.
Grasshoppers Club Zurich 1-1 FC Basel (Sunday)
El-Nenny started on the bench as his side played third placed Grasshoppers and he was bought on in the 61st minute. He received a yellow card in the 87th minute. Grasshoppers should have won as they had a penalty in the 8th minute which was saved by Yann Sommer.