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Emad Meteb the hat-trick hero as Al Ahly defeat Damanhour
Al Ahly’s goals came courtesy of a hat-trick by Emad Meteb and a fantastic strike from Mohamed Rizk, whilst Damanhour scored via Hamdy Fathi and former Zamalek man Abo Kone.
Al Ahly XI: Ahmed Adel – Bassem Ali – Mohamed Naguib – Saad Samir – Sabry Rahil – Mahmoud Trezeguet – Mohamed Rizk – Hossam Ashour – Moussa Yedan – Ahmed Abdel-Zaher – Emad Meteb.
Damnhour: Islam Nour – Adel Abdel-Aziz – Mohamed Korashy – Ahmed Salem – Mohamed Badr – Radwan Youssef – Hamada El-Banan – Mostafa Afroto – Islam Abo Kafa – Hamdy Fathi – Abo Kone.
The early minutes of the game witnessed complete dominance from the Red Devils, yet without any danger aimed at Damnhour’s goal. The newly promoted team were first on target when Islam Abo Kafa’s strike went just over the bar.
Damnhour came close to opening the scoreline through Abo Kone. The striker’s powerful shot from outside the box was saved by Ahmed Adel who parried it away for a corner.
The Red Devils started showing signs of life in the 25th minute. Emad Meteb almost tapped in Sabry Rahil’s cross from the left flank, but saw his finish saved Islam Nour.
It was 31 minutes before the first goal of the evening was scored. Mahmoud Trezeguet sprinted down the right side before sending in a perfect cross to Emad Meteb who successfully tapped in the ball to the back of the net.
It wasn’t long before Damnhour equalised. Seven minutes later Hamdy Fathi latched onto Mostafa Afroto’s corner kick to get the away team back in the game.
In form Mahmoud Trezeguet was inches away from putting his name on the score sheet.In the 40th minute the 20-year old midfielder wonderfully performed a bicycle kick that went over the bar by few inches.
Before Stoppage time Emad Meteb missed a penalty. Damnhour’s Korashy brought down Bassem Ali inside the box, the 31-year-old though saw his shot saved by Nour.
In the final seconds of the first half Moussa Yedan’s strike hit the post, signalling Al Ahly’s attacking onslaught.
Just five minutes into the second half Mohamed Rizk scored his first goal for the Red Devils to put hem infront. Mohamed Rizk latched onto Bassem Ali’s cross to send a powerful shot past Nour.
Ivorian Abo Kone equalised 8 minutes after Mohamed Rizk’s goal as he headed in a cross from the left side to put it on Ahmed Adel’s right side.
Again Mahmoud Trezeguet came close from scoring as he hit the post. After intercepting the ball from inside Damnhour’s box he powefuly fired a shot that hit the post.
Seven minutes before Full time Emad Meteb put Al Ahly back infront after he put in Trezeguet’s cross. It was far from over though as Meteb came back and scored Al Ahly’s forth goal and completing a hattrick. Twenty-one year old Karim Bambo who had just came in assisted the hattrick hero as Meteb converted his cross into goal.
Al Ahly are now 11th with 8 points from five games out of seven, with two games postponed due to the CAF Confederation Cup.