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VIDEO: Dakhleya and ENPPI maintain unbeaten starts in thriller
High-flying Dakheya were held to a draw at home by a resilient ENPPI side, but it was anything but boring as the encounter ended 4-4.
Mohamed Gamal stunned the visitors in the second minute, sidefooting home after Amr Marei’s initial effort was blocked.
ENPPI drew themselves back on level terms in the 35th minute, thanks to Salah Ashour’s close-range finish, but Dakhleya restored their just two minutes later as Amr Marei finished into an empty net.
Mahmoud Kaoud and Wael Farag each scored once between the 60th and 70th minutes, as ENPPI found themselves in front for the first time in the match.
Nevertheless, Alaa Abdel-Aal’s men were not deterred, and showing the form that has propelled them to the top of the standings, came roaring back through strikes from Mohamed Maged (84′) and Ragab Bakar (88′), although the latter had more than a hint of offside as Bakar appeared to stand ahead of the last defender before tapping the ball into an empty net despite the fact that the ball looked to be going in anyway.
Captain Ramy Sabri rifled past Dakhleya goalkeeper Ahmed Fawzi in the second minute of stoppage time, and despite both side’s attempts to find a late winner, the match ended in a draw.
Dakhleya failed to reclaim top spot in the table ahead of Misr El-Maqassa, who lead on goal difference, but the former club have a match in hand. Both sides have 21 points.
ENPPI climb into seventh place after the draw, ahead of Ismaily, as Hany Ramzy’s men claimed their 14th point of the season.