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VIDEO: Zamalek beat FUS to progress in CAF Confederation Cup
Zamalek were previously held in Suez against Fath Union Sport (FUS) in the round of 16 first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Zamalek XI vs Fath Union Sport: Shennawy; Tolba, Gabr, Koffi, Gaber; Samir, Tawfik, Moruf, Salah, Eid; Morsi. #CAFCC
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Fath Union Sport XI: Alaa Meskiny, Jalal Daoudi, Abdelfettah Boukhriss, Mehdi Khalis, Moustapha Kondé, Mandaw, Mohammed Chihani, Marwan Saadan, Mohamed Nahiri, Mourad Batna, Yusupha O M Njie.
Zamalek missed one of their most influential players this season due to injury, Ayman Hefny, but the Cairo based club managed to snatch the win away from home nonetheless.
Fath Union Sport’s young manager Hoalid Regragui made a single alteration to his side’s first leg XI, starting first goal-scorer Marwan Saadan instead of Mandi.
Zamalek snatched an early goal through their in-form striker Basem Morsi. Ahmed Eid healed the ball to Ahmed Tawfik down the right flank who crossed the ball to find Morsi in a perfect-scoring position, and Zamalek’s striker didn’t miss the chance to put his side into the lead.
It took the Morrocan club 36 minutes to force a save out of El-Shenawy with their first shot on target, however, just two minutes later, Marwan Saadan headed the ball past Zamalek’s 23-year-old keeper to equal the score.
Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira brought two players in the second half, Hazem Emam and Mostafa Fathy for Moruf Youssef and Ahmed Eid respectively. Substitutions that raised some question marks as FUS’ Mourad Batna scored yet another header to bring the score to 2-1, and put the Morrocan side into pole position to advance to the quarterfinals.
Ferriera used his third and final substitution five minutes later as he brought Ahmed Ali on for Ahmed Samir.
The Portuguese’s substitutions all looked perfect later on as Zamalek scored their second of the game. The White Knight’s top striker this season dribbled past a couple of FUS defenders to lay off the ball to Ahmed Ali who passed to Gaber, who then blasted the ball in the top right corner to score his third goal in three matches.
The Moroccans went all out attack in attempt to grab a winning goal, a plan that backfired as huge space was left for Hazem Emam to exploit and score yet another Zamalek goal from a tight angle.
The Whites now awaits the CAF Confederation Cup draw along with Al Ahly on Tuesday to learn who their next opponent is.