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VIDEO: Tala’a El-Gaish complete dramatic comeback against Smouha

Posted on October 1, 2014

Tala'a El-GaishTala’a El-Gaish came back from behind to hand Smouha their maiden defeat of the season by beating them 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Tala’a El-Gaish XI: Mohamed Bassam; Osama Ragab, Ahmed Shedid, Mahmoud Fathallah, Mo’az El-Hennawi; Shehab Ahmed, Mohamed Hanafi, Said Kamal, Islam Kamal; Arafa El-Sayed, Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe ‘Dodji’.

Smouha XI: Mohamed Sobhy; Ahmed Said ‘Okka’, Fady Nagah, Ahmed Fawzy, Ibrahim Hassan; Ahmed Shoukry, Alaa Ali, Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed ‘Homos’; Salah Amin, Hany El-Egeizy.

First half:

Tala’a El-Gaish opened the scoring through Islam Kamal in the 25th minute with a curved shot from the edge of the box which found the back of the net.

Hamada Sedky’s men soon replied towards the end of the half when the in-form Alaa Ali unleashed a powerful left-footed strike to make it 1-1.

In the first minute of injury time, Anwar Salama saw his side get denied the lead when Mohamed Sobhy saved Islam Kamal’s penalty.

Second half:

The Blue Wave soon found their second goal when Hisham Fathallah assisted Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek for the second goal.

Twenty minutes from time, El-Gaish were awarded another penalty; however, Mohamed Sobhy repeated his his first-half heroics to deny Mahmoud Fathallah.

Second-half substitute Moataz Eno saw his 40-yard free-kick hit the right post in the 88th minute before bouncing back to former Belqas striker Ahmed Said Okka whose left-footed shot made it 2-2.

Eno soon won the game for his side in the 94th minute with a stinging strike from distance, thus giving Tala’a El-Gaish their first ever win over Smouha and subsequently all three points.

With this win, Tala’a El-Gaish equal Smouha’s point count with 7 points for each, with only goal difference separating both sides.

Anwar Salama’s men are set to travel to Alexandria on October 19th to face Haras El-Hodood in their upcoming game, while Smouha are to host Dakhleya the following day.


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