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LIVE: Zamalek vs Mamelodi Sundowns – 2016 CAF Champions League final

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Posted on October 23, 2016
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KingFut covers the live action as Zamalek attempt to mount a historic comeback against visitors at the Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday, in the second leg of the final.

After falling to a heavy 3-0 loss to South African outfit Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend, Zamalek will be chomping at the bit to redeem themselves in front of a large home support on Sunday evening.

There is a strong sense of defiance around the club, and there are many who believe the Whites can – and will – successfully come back to win their first continental trophy in 14 years.

READ: Mido gives outrageous vow if Zamalek win CAF Champions League

However, the task at hand is not an easy one; manager Momen Soliman must find a way to score three or more goals without leaving his team vulnerable to Sundowns’ vicious counters.

Zamalek have conceded six goals while only scoring once in their three encounters against the reigning Premier Soccer League champions- will they manage to upturn their fortunes in Alexandria?

Zamalek XI (4-1-3-2): Mahmoud Gennesh; Ramzy Khaled, Ahmed Dweidar, Ali Gabr, Moruf Yusuf; Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Tawfik, Stanley Ohawuchi, Ayman Hefny, ; Bassem Morsy

Subs: Ahmed El-Shennawy, Omar Salah, Ibrahim Salah, Islam Gamal, Ali Fathi, Mahmoud Shikabala, Emmanuel Mayuka

Mamelodi Sundowns XI (4-2-3-1): Onyango; Langerman, Nthethe, Soumahoro, Mbekile; Kekana, Mabunda, Laffor, Tau, Dolly; Billiat

Subs: Sandilands, S.Zwane, Modise, Mohomi, T.Zwane, Mashaba, Madisha

ALSO READ: PITSO MOSIMANE CONFIRMS CASTRO WILL NOT MAKE SECOND LEG VS ZAMALEK

Zamalek fan in need of a motivational boost? Read our feature on previous historic comebacks in African football here.

Live Commentary

FULL-TIME: SUNDOWNS ARE THE 2015-2016 CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!

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90+3′: Yellow card for Stanley.

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90+2′: Mayuka tries to do a ‘Hand of God’ but the referee catches him.

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90′: Four minutes added time.

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89′: Corner for Zamalek after Zwane heroically clears the ball before Bassem Morsy.

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86′: WHAT A CHANCE! Mayuka’s header is somehow cleared off the line. It’s all Zamalek now.

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85′: Zamalek 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

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85′: Double substitution for Zamalek: Mayuka and Ibrahim Salah on for Ayman Hefny and Tarek Hamed respectively.

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84′: Substitution for Sundowns: Zwane on for Billiat

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81′: WHAT A CHANCE: Shikabala’s cross goes on target but it’s miraculously cleared off the line by Sundowns’ defence.

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80′: Zamalek 1-0 Mamelodi Sundows

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78′: Tarek Hamed is off the pitch by referee orders after discovering his not wearing a shin pad.

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76′: Substitution for Zamalek: Shikabala on for Ramzy Khaled. All-out attack from Momen Soliman.

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75′: What a chance! Stanley dribbles past two Sundowns players brilliantly but his cross is cleared by Sundowns’ defence.

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75′: Zamalek 1-0 Sundowns

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71′: Substitution for Sundowns: Modise on for Laffor.

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70′: Zamalek 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns. It’s all Zamalek at the moment.

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65′: Stanley receives the ball outside of the box, dribbles past a player and sends a rocket past Sandilands.

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60′: Zamalek 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

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57′: Mostafa Fathy dribbles past Langerman brilliantly but his shot sails away from Sandilands’ goal.

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55′: Zamalek 0-0 Mameldoi Sundowns

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54′: Sandilands is currently on the ground with something bothering his face apparently.

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53′: Another corner for Zamalek but Aly Gabr’s header flies over Sundowns’ goal.

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52′: Back-to-back corners for Zamalek but they can’t benefit from them.

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50′: Zamalek 0-0 Sundowns

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48′: Ramzy Khaled’s consequent free-kick hits the wall.

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47′: A free-kick for Zamalek in a dangerous position after Kekana blocked Tawfik’s shot with his hand.

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46′: WE’RE UNDERWAY AGAIN IN ALEXANDRIA

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HALFTIME: Zamalek 0-0 Sundowns

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45+5′: Yellow Card from Zamalek’s Aly Gabr after a wild tackle on Dolly.

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45+4′: Another counter attack from Sundowns but Anthony Laffor’s effort is brilliantly tipped over by Gennesh.

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45+2′: Mostafa Fathy is back on the pitch and instantly threatens Sundowns’ goal with a brilliant cross but Stanley can’t connect with the header.

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45′: Mostafa Fathy is down injured and currently receiving treatment on the pitch.

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45′: Eight minutes added time.

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42′: INSTANT REPLY FROM SUNDOWNS! Khama Billiat’s effort deflects of Zamalek’s defence and strikes Gennesh’s bar.

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42′: WHAT A CHANCE! Ahmed Tawfik sends a powerful shot from inside the box but Sandilands acrobatically saves.

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40′: Zamalek 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

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39′: WHAT A CHANCE! Billiat passes to Percy Tau inside the six-yard box but his scissor-kick was saved by Gennesh.

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38′: Ramzy Khaled dribbles past two players outside the box but his left-footed effort is blocked by the Sundowns defence.

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35′: Yellow card for Sundowns’ Percy Tau.

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35′: Zamalek 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

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34′: Foul for Sundowns in a very dangerous spot after Muruf Yusuf after tackling Percy Tau.

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31′: WHAT A CHANCE AGAIN! Stanley tries to get past Sundowns defence from a Bassem Morsy flick but his effort his cleared in the last second by Mbekile.

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30′: Zamalek 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

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29′: Sundowns try to hit Zamalek on the counter from the corner kick but their effort is easily collected by Gennesh.

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28′: Sandilands replaces Onyango.

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26′: Looks like Onyango is really injured. Sandilands is getting ready to replace him.

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26′: Tempers are flaring in Alexandria as both sets of coaches are loudly arguing due to time wasting. What a game we’re having tonight.

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25′: Onyango is on the ground again. Looks like it’s the plan for the South African side.

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23′: A Sundowns defender flunks his clearance deep inside the box but Bassem Morsy fails to anticipate it.

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22′: A dangerous cross from Zamalek’s wonderkid Mostafa Fathy but Sundowns’ defence clears to a corner.

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20′: Zamalek 0-0 Sundowns

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18′: Sundowns are finding it hard to string a couple of passes together. Super pressure from The Whites.

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15′: Zamalek 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

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14′: Onyango is currently on the ground receiving treatment amidst whistles from 70,000+ fans here in Alexandria.

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12′: WHAT A CHANCE! Ramzy Khaled sends Stanley through inside the middle of the box but Stanley’s effort narrowly misses Onyango’s effort.

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10′: Zamalek are controlling the proceedings thus far with Sundowns looking to waste time and hit them on the counters.

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We apologise for a small bit of technical difficulties but we’re up and running again.

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KICK-OFF! WE’RE UNDERWAY IN ALEXANDRIA!

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Players are in the tunnel leading to the pitch. Kick-off imminent.

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The atmosphere here in Alexandria is superb. Looks like it’ll be a super game tonight.

2 Comments

  1. Adham Ali

    October 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Ok zamalek plays like S&%$ ….Congrats SunDowns!

  2. Tahir

    October 24, 2016 at 1:33 AM

    Well so what its japans flag its not like a japanese came all the way to watch beside zamaleks fans have been using indonesnia flag as a symbol cheering for their team due ro color resemblence ..pff japan 2al

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