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Al Ahly back on track after seeing off Al Masry at Borg El Arab
Al Ahly returned to winning ways in the Egyptian Premier League with a 3-1 victory against Al Masry on Sunday evening, at the Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria.
Following a 0-0 draw against ENPPI last week, the reigning league champions were desperate to clinch all three points to maintain their five-point cushion at the top of the table, but Al Masry promised to provide a stern test of their opponents’ credentials.
It was therefore surprising when Marwan Mohsen gave his side the lead in the third minute; the forward combined with Abdallah El-Said before capitalising on poor positioning from Al Masry goalkeeper Ahmed Busca to squeeze the ball into the far corner.
The Red Devils had a few more opportunities to double their advantage in the first half, but a combination of poor crossing and finishing ensured the scoreline would hold until the half-time whistle blew.
It was business as usual after the break, however, as Saad Samir scored his side’s second goal of the match in the 48th minute to edge Al Ahly closer to a vital win.
Salem Ahmed pulled one back for the Port Said side in the 81st minute, but Abdallah El-Said restored the two-goal cushion from the penalty spot with seconds remaining to seal a 3-1 win.
The win sees Al Ahly stretch their lead at the top of the table to 8 points, although Misr El-Maqassa have two matches in hand.