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VIDEO: Zamalek ease to first win of the season over Nasr Lel Taa’deen
The game started with Nasr Lel Taa’deen hitting Zamalek from the off with high pressing and they were able to rattle the Egyptian giants early on when their striker Patrick’s header narrowly missed El-Shennawy‘s goal.
That however was the underdogs only concrete chance of the whole match as Zamalek displayed real dominance throughout the rest of the game.
Zamalek soon started to threaten the opponent’s goal; Shikabala’s quick turn and deep cross found Hefny who nearly found the in-form Stanley but the ball was intercepted impeccably by a Nasr defender.
Mahmoud Abdel Razik ‘Shikabala’ was creating all the problems for the newly promoted side and his cross hit a defender’s hand which gave the referee no choice but to reward The Whites a penalty. The ever-reliable Ayman Hefny stood up and missed the target completely to keep it scoreless.
That was not an issue for the Egypt Cup champions as they soon found the net nonetheless, Nassef’s brilliant cross was poked in by Ayman Hefny to give the overwhelming favourites a 1-0 lead.
Zamalek were all over Nasr Lel Taa’deen and it wasn’t long before they commited another challenge and yet another penalty. However, Stanley’s poor penalty was saved with ease to end the half with surprisingly a sole goal for Zamalek.
The second half was understandably less dramatic then the first, a half full of dominant possession by Zamalek and very few chances. The first of those was when arguably the man of the match Hefny skipped past two Nasr players and was able to have a shot but his shot was both high and wide.
The Whites did create some distance between them and their opponents however, Hefny’s cross was missed by two Nasr players before the unlikely figure of Shawky El-Said was able to capatalize and his scuffed shot found the bottom corner to end the game with Zamalek winning by two goals to nothing.
Zamalek secure their first three points after missing the first two game-weeks after a hectic couple of weeks competing in the CAF Champions League. El Nasr Lel Taa’deen however are still at the bottom of the table after losing their first three matches with a goal difference of negative eight.