VIDEO: Zamalek breeze through El-Entag to reach Egypt Cup semis
The White Knights continued their impressive cup run with a comprehensive win over El-Entag El-Harby in the Egypt Cup quarter-finals by 3-0.
Three goals within eight minutes in the second-half saw Zamalek blitz past El-Gaish to reach the Egypt Cup semi-finals, where they will meet El-Gaish.
The first half was quite intense and most of the action was held up in midfield with little chances for both teams, the half’s best chance came from Zamalek’s new signing Moamen Zakaria, who saw his great effort go just wide of the left corner.
The Whites started the second half with the same attacking intensity of the first half, and right winger Hazem Emam was a constant threat.
It wasn’t until the 76th minute when the White Knights opened the scoring after Ahmed Gaafar latched onto Hazem Emam’s cross with his head.
Zamalek quickly scored again in the 83rd minute, this time it was new signing Ahmed Ali – only minutes after coming on – with a low-driven shot after a good pass by Ahmed Gaafar.
The demolition continued and it took just one more minute for the Whites to score the third. The flare of the team, Shikabala, eased past to defenders and went for the chip from inside the box, only to see his wonderful effort off the crossbar. However, it fell kindly for Ahmed Ali who didn’t waste much time to score his second of the game – his third in two games – with a diving header.
The White Knights are seen by most as favourites to snatch the old cup, for the 22nd time in the club’s history. Long-time rivals and Cairo giants Al-Ahly withdrew from the competition, current champions ENPPI were eliminated last round by Wadi Degla and Ismaily are struggling to show decent form.
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