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VIDEO: Marvelous Momen guides Al Ahly past APR
Goals from Emad Meteb and Walid Soliman had decided the first leg in the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, and the Rwandan champions had the arduous task of overturning a home deficit.
Al Ahly XI: Sherif Ekramy; Mohamed Hany, Saad Samir, Sherif Hazem, Hussein El-Sayed; Hossam Ghaly (Bassem Ali), Momen Zakaria, Mohamed Rizk; Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, Walid Soliman (Saladin Said); Emad Meteb (Ramadan Sobhy).
Juan Carlos Garrido’s men started the game with the initiative to add to their 2-0 aggregate score, Momen Zakaria put a cross into the box, but no one was on the opposite end.
Momen made it 1-0 not so long after, when he latched onto Hussein El-Sayed’s cross before heading into the APR net in what was his first goal for the club since moving from arch rivals Zamalek in January.
Al Ahly came agonisingly close to doubling the scorline just over 10 minutes later, when Mohamed Hany played a cross to Momen who found his effort saved, Emad Meteb tried his in the follow-up but it was also saved by Kwizera Olivier.
The start of the second half saw Zakaria double his tally for the night, when he rounded the goalkeeper inside the six yard box before finishing into the net.
Walid Soliman came close to scoring 10 minutes after the restart, but his free-kick was saved by Olivier.
It was one-way traffic just near the hour mark with Al Ahly practically though, and they could’ve made it 3-0 but Saladin Said failed to wrap his head around a Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ cross.
Trezeguet came close to scoring a goal of his own, when he rounded the APR defenders before curling one in the far post, which went inches wide.
KF MOTM: Momen Zakaria
The title says it all, it was a great performance from Al Ahly all round, but the former Zamalek man was pivotal to his side’s transition from defence to attack and grabbed a brace along the way.