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VIDEO: Shikabala scores in Ismaily’s five-star showing against Ittihad
Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’ and Marwan Mohsen scored as Ismaily thrashed Ittihad of Alexandria 5-0 in the fifth round of the Egyptian Premier League.
Ismaily XI: Mohamed Awad; Bahaa Magdy, Saad Hosni, Shawky El-Said, Taha Adel; Torric Jebrin, Hosny Abd-Rabo, Shikabala, Emad Hamdi; Emmanuel Banahene, Marwan Mohsen.
Ittihad of Alexandria XI: Mahmoud El-Sayed; Ahmed El-Sayed, Abd El-Rahman Farouk, Amr Nabil, Hesham Shehata; Ahmed El-Alfi, Ramzi Khaled, Ashour El-Adham, Mohamed Adel, Hani Said; Mohamed Shaarawy.
Ismaily opened the scoring in the 18th minute by Hosny Abd-Rabo. The captain scored a flying header after he received a cross from Shikabala.
Marwan Mohsen doubled the lead in the 23rd minute with a shot from inside the box.
The third goal came after a headed pass from Shikabala to Marwan Mohsen. The ball passed from the latter to Emmanuel Banahene who easily chipped it over the keeper.
In the second half, Ismaily continued their fine showing as Shikabala scored the fourth in the 58th minute; Shikabala scored after an individual effort when he ran from almost half of the field before getting past the Ittihad’s defender then easily converting the ball inside the net.
Afroto opened his Ismaily account with a stunning goal in the 81st minute after getting past Ittihad’s Ahmed el Sayed then scoring his side’s fifth goal.
By this win, Ismaily are now second with 10 points, while Ittihad sit in the 8th place with seven points.
Ismaily’s next game will be against struggling Ghazl El-Mahalla on the 16th of December while Ittihad of Alexandria’s next game will be against Haras El-Hodood.