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VIDEO: Emad Meteb scores late winner as Ahly down Entag
Emad Meteb’s last-gasp goal snatched a hard-earned win for Al Ahly against Entag El-Harby at PetroSport stadium on Sunday evening.
Al Ahly XI vs. El Entag: Ekramy; Fathi, Hegazy, Rabia, Rahil; Ghaly, Ashour; Momen Zakaria, Abdallah El-Said, Walid Soliman; Evouna.
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) January 3, 2016
Entag had the first real chance of the match in the 7th minute, when Ernest Papa Arko crossed for Mohamed Fadl, but the latter’s header failed to hit the target.
Shehab El-Din almost scored a fantastic goal against his former side, but his curling effort clattered against the upright with Ekramy stranded.
Hossam Ghaly ran up to the referee right after the half-time whistle blew and started to complain about something that had happened earlier, but the veteran midfielder’s appeals were waved away.
Amir Abdel-Hamid – another ex-Ahly player – was called into action on the hour mark, and he successfully cleared Walid Soliman’s dangerous cross out for a corner. Minutes earlier, Ramy Rabia had received a booking for a rough challenge on Fadl.
Ahly manager Peseiro’s substitutions baffled more than a few onlookers, especially when Hossam Ghaly was taken off for Saleh Gomaa, but it was Emad Meteb – a 75th minute substitute for Walid Soliman – who would ultimately decide the match.
Meteb first tried his luck in the 89th minute, but his shot went just past the post.
The 32-year-old would not be foiled again, however; in the sixth (and final) minute of added time, the striker flung himself sideways to glance a well-placed header into the top corner and clinch all three points for the Red Devils.
Moments later, an unseemingly fight broke out between both sets of players, as the match came to a close.
Al Ahly have now leapfrogged Zamalek into fourth place, and have three matches in hand, as do the Whites. Entag, meanwhile, languish in 13th place, just four points above the relegation zone.