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VIDEO: Zamalek dealt 4-2 loss by Petrojet in top-of-the-table clash
Petrojet extended their lead at the top of Group B as they defeated Zamalek by a score of 4-2 on Tuesday.
Zamalek came off a two-game winning streak downing Harras El-Hodood last week and more recently a convincing 4-0 victory over El-Minya.
The Whites’ squad was strengthened with the return of attacking midfielder Mohamed Ibrahim after his four-match ban from his alleged misbehaviour in a 1-0 loss to Al Masry last month.
Petrojet: Mohamed El-Shenawy, Mohamed Dabash, Osama Mohamed, Omar Yehia, Ahmed Abdel-Ghany, Mohamed Fathy, Ahmed Magdy, Mostafa Shebeita, Belal Mehlees, Mohamed Ragab, Marawan Mohsen
Zamalek: Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed, Salah Soliman, Hani Said, Hazem Emam, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Nour El-Sayed, Ahmed Tawfik, Omar Gaber, Momen Zakaria, Dominique Da Silva, Ahmed Ali
The first half had plenty of chances especially for Petrojet who squandered countless goalscoring opportunities.
It was Zamalek who broke the deadlock first however in the 25th minute through Mauritanian Dominique Da Silva but Petrojet’s Mostafa Shebeita equalized quickly after 10 minutes taking the match level into halftime.
Penalty calls decided much of the second half as Petrojet’s pacy Nigerian centre forward James Owoboskini drove at an injury-ravaged Zamalek defense. James took a touch around Zamalek goalkeeper Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed and was brought down in the 72nd minute and also drew another penalty five minutes later. Ahmed Magdy and Marwan Mohsen successfully converted both Petrojet penalties respectively.
A well-taken penalty by Mohamed Ibrahim in the 85th minute proved to only be a consolation goal in Zamalek’s fightback as a late counterattack by James sealed Petrojet’s victory.
Although they still have two games in hand, Zamalek dropped to third place in Group B on Tuesday.
The Whites will be looking to get back on track against Qanah on Sunday, April 27th in hopes of at least securing second spot.