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VIDEO: Al Ahly dealt ignominious defeat against Ittihad of Alexandria
Al Ahly were handed a shock 4-1 defeat at the hands of Ittihad of Alexandria at the Cairo International Stadium.
Za’eem El-Thaghr took the lead inside three minutes through Oumed Oukri, before Mohamed Hamdi made it 2-0; Felix Katongo and former Al Ahly man Rami Adel added a goal each to make it 4-0, before Saladin Said scored a consolation goal in injury time to take the score to 4-1.
Al Ahly XI: Mosaad Awad; Sherif Abdel-Fadil (Ramadan Sobhy), Mohamed Naguib (Saad Samir), Sherif Hazem (Saladin Said), Loay ‘Luca’ Badr; Hossam Ghaly, Mohamed Rizk, Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, Walid Soliman, Abdullah El-Said; Emad Meteb.
Ittihad of Alexandria XI: Ali Farag; Ramzi Khaled, Rami Adel, Mohamed Samir, Fathi Mabrouk; Amer Sabry, Khamis Hosny, Osama Boughanimi; Mohamed Farouk ‘Benzema’ (Akram Abd Rabo), Mohamed Hamdi (Felix Katongo), Oumed Oukri.
The Alexandrians found the net early on when the ball fell to Oumed Oukri whose powerful finish found the net to open the scoring for the night.
Al Ahly could’ve had an equaliser later when Abdullah El-Said’s header slammed against the post.
Ittihad skipper Mohamed Hamdi should’ve made it 2-0 when he went through on goal only to send his finish over the bar.
However, Hamdi made up for his earlier miss when he doubled the lead, slotting the ball past Mosaad Awad.
Mohamed Samir could’ve put through his own net early on in the second half, only for his clearance to go over the bar.
Substitute Felix Katongo made it 3-0 late in the second half when he rounded Mosaad Awad to finish into an empty net.
Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ tested Ali Farag soon later, in which the former Haras El-Hodood man parried the ball away from danger.
Rami Adel added insult to injury soon after when he latched onto a cross from Osama Boughanimi to guide his header past Awad.
Al Ahly scored a goal in injury time to reduce the difference to three goals, when Saladin Said’s header found the back of the net to make it 4-1.