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Egyptian Premier League: Matchday 13 Roundup
Another week, another Egyptian Premier League Roundup. What a week it has been. We saw Ahly, Zamalek, Ismaily, Petrojet, and Smouha all drop points, in addition to Ittihad of Alexandria’s first loss of the season in matchday 13.
Misr El Maqassa 2-1 Ittihad of Alexandria
Za’eem El Thaghr endured their first defeat of the season at the hands of Misr El Maqassa. The Fayoum side got off to a great start through former Al Ahly man Ramy Adel, before a familiar face struck Za’eem El Thaghr with a second goal. Edet Otobong, Ittihad’s star performer two seasons ago scored to make it 2-0 but refused to celebrate against his former side. Ibrahim El Shayeb’s wonder goal one minute from time only proved to be a consolation.
Smouha 0-0 Ghazl El Mahalla
Top of the group Smouha didn’t make the most of Ittihad’s slip-up as they played out a goalless draw against El Falaheen. In spite of drawing, Hamada Sedky’s men are setting the pace nicely with 26 points, while his opposite number Ashraf Kassem will be pleased with the point. Mahalla are five points clear of relegation in 7th.
Al Ragaa 2-2 Arab Contractors
In a game which saw some fantastic goals, Ragaa and Contractors played out a 2-2 draw at the Max Stadium in Alexandria. The Marsa Matruh side took an early lead through Islam Fouad’s exquisite finish, before Mahmoud Ezzat equalised with a header. Aly Fathy then smashed his free-kick past Ahmed Khattab before Tamer Moheb equalised from the spot.
Entag El Harby 2-2 El Gouna
In a game between the bottom two in Group A, Entag and Gouna shared the spoils in a thoroughly entertaining game between two struggling sides. Hesham Nashat put Entag ahead, before Sherif Reda equalised with a header. Samuel Okran then put Gouna ahead, but Ahmed Said equalised from the spot three minutes from time.
Dakhleya 1-0 Al Ahly
For the fourth time this season, the African Champions have suffered defeat. Two of those defeats came at the hands of Alaa Abdel-Aal’s men who beat the Red Devils once again. Lama Kone scored the only goal of the game after he curled his shot past Sherif Ekramy.
Petrojet 1-1 Haras El Hodood
Top of the table Petrojet failed to get to all three points from two-time Cup winners Haras El Hodood. Said Kamal scored first to give Mokhtar Mokhtar’s men the lead, before former Ahly and Zamalek man Moataz Eno equalised for Haras.
Menya 1-3 Wadi Degla
Degla comprehensively beat strugglers Menya 3-1 in a game which also saw two sending offs. Saladin Said scored to give Degla the lead, before Mohab Said doubled the vistors’ lead. Ten minutes from time, Menya scored a goal of their own through Ayman Hassanein, before Saladin Said topped the performance off with his second goal of the night and his side’s third. Menya’s Amr Osman and Degla’s Taha Adel were both sent off.
Al Masry 1-0 Zamalek
The Green Eagles managed to claim a win against the White Knights in a game marred with polemic. Mohamed Shaarawy scored Masry’s only goal of the game with a pinpoint header. The game also saw Zamalek starlet Mohamed Ibrahim recieve his marching orders.
Qanah 1-1 Tala’a El Gaish
Newly promoted Qanah have had a good season thus far, and managed to salvage a draw against Tala’a El Gaish. Helmy Toulan’s men, who were playing without star striker Salah Amin, took the lead through Hassan Youssef before Dodji scored a last-gasp equaliser for the home side.
Beni Suef Telephones 1-1 Ismaily
The Dervishes are now two points off the top, and could’ve gone top had they defeated Beni Suef Telephones on Tuesday. Shawky El Said scored an absolute belter for the Ismailia giants five minutes into the game, before Mahmoud Mubarak made it 1-1 from the spot seven minutes from time.
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: CAF Confederation Cup.
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