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Al Ahly XI: Sherif Ekramy; Saad Samir, Bassem Ali, Sherif Hazem, Mohamed Hamdy; Hossam Ashour, Walid Soliman (46′ Karim Bambo), Abdallah El-Said, Momen Zakaria (62′ Peter Ebimobowei), Mohamed Rizk (65′ Hossam Ghaly); Saladin Said.
Assiouty Sport XI: Ramzy Saleh; Mahmoud Ramadan, Mahmoud Shedid, Hassan Magdy (76′ Ahmed Salah), Karim Yakan; Mohamed Ibrahim, Islam Gamal, Abdallah El-Ballat, Teddy Adams, Essam Abdeen; Atteya El-Neshawy (65′ Prince Nakani).
Al Ahly kicked off the game by going all out attack in an attempt to score an early goal. They came close in the sixth minute through Momen Zakaria, who latched onto Abdallah El-Said’s cross but his shot went over the bar.
It didn’t take the reigning champions long before scoring as Walid Soliman netted the first of the game in the 14th minute. Palestine and ex-Ahly goalkeeper Ramzy Saleh couldn’t stop Walid’s powerful shot from outside the box from finding the back of his net.
January signing and ex-Zamalek midfielder Momen Zakaria made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute, scoring his first of the game. Again, Saleh failed to save the shot as Momen’s flew just to his left.
Four minutes later Momen added another goal to his name making it 3-0 for the Red Devils. Zakaria slotted in the rebound after Saleh saved Sherif Hazem’s header.
Ethiopia star Saladin Said scored the fourth of the night in the 42nd minute to give Al Ahly a very comfortable 4-0 lead heading into half-time.
Garrido’s men went in the second half hungry for more goals, and Nigerian striker Peter Ebimobowei came on in the 62nd minute in an attempt to extend the lead, but it wasn’t until the 70th minute when Abdallah El-Said scored the fifth goal of the night to end the humiliation. Abdallah’s bullet of a shot went in from 35 yards out.
Al Ahly reached 43 points in the Egyptian Premier League table with two matches postponed. The Red Devils decreased the distance between them and second place ENPPI, who are on 44 points, while Zamalek continued to climb following a 1-0 win over Smouha earlier today.