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A brace from Islam Mohareb and a goal from Khaled Kamar gave Smouha a historic 3-0 win over Al Ahly in the eighth round of the Egyptian Premier League on Thursday.
The Red Castle suffered their second loss in the league in a game that was delayed for two hours, after a group of fans prevented the Al Ahly’s bus from reaching the stadium.
Al Ahly XI: Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Hegazy, Saad Samir, Ahmed Hamdy, Bassem Ali, Hossam Ghaly, Rami Rabia, Sabry Rahil, Abdallah El-Said, Momen Zakaria and Amr Gamal.
Smouha XI: El-Mahdy Soliman, Mahmoud Ezzat, Mahmoud Fathi, Amr Menoufy, Omar Saad, Ahmed Temsah, Ayman Ashraf, Islam Mohareb, Ahmed Nabil Manga, Khaled Kamar and Mansou Kouakou.
Smouha’s first chance in the match came in the 5th minute, when the Alexandrian team striker Islam Mohareb took a shot that went wide away.
In the 10th minute, Abdallah El-Said sent a powerful shot but Smouha’s goalkeeper El-Mahdy Soliman managed to save it.
Afterwards, Al Ahly started to force their control over the game, putting Smouha under pressure, however, they failed to cause any real danger on Smouha’s goal post.
In the 18th minute, Al Ahly forward Amr Gamal headed Sabry Rahil’s cross but his header went over the bar.
Despite the Red Devils’s control of the possession, Smouha opened the scoring in the 25th minute. Zamalek loanee Khaled Kamar scored from the spot, after the Alexandrian club were awarded a penalty for a foul by Ahmed Hegazy against Ahmed Temsah.
Al Ahly youngster Ahmed Hamdy missed a chance to score an equalizer in the 38th minute as his powerful shot from outside the box went wide over the bar.
Three minutes to the half-time, the Red Devils were awarded a free-kick from a dangerous position, however, Abdallah El-Said shot straight into the wall, sending the ball off for a corner-kick.
In an attempt to boost Al Ahly’s attack, Peseiro made his first substitution at the beginning of the second half, bringing on Malick Evouna to replace Ahmed Hamdi.
Right after he came on, Evouna sent a powerful shot but it went straight into Soliman’s hands.
In the 52nd minute, Amr Gamal missed a chance to score after he failed to convert a cross from Abdallah El-Said.
As Al Ahly were trying to score an equalizer, Smouha managed to double their lead in the 60th minute. Mohareb sent the ball past Ekramy after receiving a through pass from Ahmed Temsah, to make the score 2-0.
Two minutes after the goal, Al Ahly made a double substitution in an attempt to regain control over the match; Emad Meteb and Walid Soliman came on to replace Amr Gamal and Bassem Ali.
In the 66th minute, Momen Zakaria headed the ball following a cross from Sabry Rahil, but his header was saved by El-Mahdy Soliman.
Few minutes later, Walid Soliman wasted a chance to score after Rahil squared the ball to him inside the box with Soliman shooting into the stands.
Four minutes to the full time, Islam Mohareb scored his second goal, making the scoreline 3-0.
The Alexandrian team were close to score their fourth goal as Hossam Paulo went past Ekramy but Al Ahly’s defense were able to clear the ball in the last minute.
Al Ahly curently sit in the 9th position with nine points from five games, while Smouha moved to the 7th position with 12 points after playing eight matches.
The Red Devils are set to face Haras El-Hodood in their next match on 21 December, while the Alexandrian team will play against Wadi Degla in the ninth round of the league.