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VIDEO: Zamalek put four past struggling El Minya
Zamalek were able to overcome El Minya 4-0 on Thursday night at the Air Defence Stadium, climbing to second in Group B.
Mido’s men were fresh off a crucial win against Haras El-Hodood at the El-Max stadium, and built on that result on Thursday by putting four goals past El Minya.
Zamalek’s first half scenario went unchanged again in this match, as they struggled again to penetrate their opponent’s defensive line. However, Minya were more dangerous in this encounter, spawning many counter attacks that left Zamalek exposed.
Mahmoud Qaoud came close when he went one-on-one with Abdelwahed El-Sayed only to fluff his finish wide.
El Minya came close once again when Islam Roushdy went through on goal and slotted the ball to Qaoud who missed a glorious chance to put the Upper Egyptian side ahead.
In the 42nd minute and against the run of play, Ahmed Ali was able to latch onto a Mohamed Abdelshafy cross and headed the ball past Sameh Aly.
The second half continued in the same fashion, but with Zamalek finding more space in the Minya back line, as Minya pushed forward looking to equalise.
Mahmoud Qaoud was at the centre of danger once again, this time his header went inches wide of the far post.
In the 60th minute, Zamalek youngster Mostafa Fathy was able to sprint past the Minya defenders and played a low cross into the box, which was finished calmly by Ahmed Ali who doubled the scoreline taking his overall tally to seven goals this season.
El Minya seemed to lose more of their grip on the match as Zamalek took complete control and started to play simple and more open football.
Momen Zakaria scored a brilliant lone goal after he dribbled passed the Minya defence, and slotted the ball past Sameh Aly.
Zamalek were able to grab a fourth in the 92nd minute after a Mahmoud Fathallah free kick was saved by the Sameh Aly and Abdelshafy scored from the rebound.
The Whites would hope to continue this winning run, as they have a tough string of matches ahead including games against Ismaily and Petrojet.