VIDEO: Temsah strike gives El-Dakhleya first-ever victory against Al Ahly
Ahmed Temsah was able to give El-Dakhleya the upper hand over the Cairo giants in a 1-0 win on Monday, Al Ahly’s second consecutive league defeat after losing to Arab Contractors 1-2 last Thursday.
All players stood for a minute of silence at the beginning of the match, for Port Said’s martyrs who’s second memorial was two days ago.
Al Ahly’s Starting XI:
Sherif Ekramy – Saad El-Din Samir – Mohamed Naguib – Sayed Moawad – Ahmed Nabil ‘Manga’ – Trezeguet – Abdallah El-Said – Shokry – Hossam Ashour – Amr Gamal – El-Sayed Hamdy.
The match started with no real danger on either goalkeepers with Amr Gamal getting Al Ahly’s first chance, receiving a great pass from Ahmed Shokry but his shot went beside the post.
El-Dakhleya’s response was more effective by a counter attack from the midfield with Temsah going one-on-one with Ekramy to calmly slot the ball into the bottom left corner.
Al Ahly’s defense were clearly at fault due to their slow pace, as Temsah – who also scored a wonder goal against Mahalla – easily out-ran Managa before giving El-Dakhleya the lead.
It was then time for Al Ahly to get into this match as Mohamed Nagiub scored but the goal but referee ruled it offside.
A goalless second half with Al Ahly possessing the ball with no real danger. Miss-passes on Al Ahly’s side were a plenty.
Ahmed Raouf and Omar Bassam came on for El-Sayed Hamdy and Hossam Ashour in an attempt from Mohamed Youssef’s to alter the game’s result.
Ahmed Shokry was behind Al Ahly’s only real chance in the second half when Sayed Moawad crossed the ball for him to score. However, Fawzy was able to deal with it showing superb flexibility to tip the ball over the bar.
The last few minutes held El-Dakhleya’s sole attempt in the second half when Ahmed Samir had a powerful shot on goal but Ekramy was able to clear it.
Chaos on Al Ahly’s part made their attempts go in vain.
This is the 2nd consecutive loss for Al Ahly, something that has not happened since the 2007/2008 season; which indicates there are some clear disorders in Al Ahly’s style of playing.
The defeat is also El-Dakhleya’s first-ever against Al Ahly.
Mohamed Youssef should analyse this match and the previous one versus Arab Contractors carefully as the African Super against Tunisia’s Sfaxien is in three weeks time, on February 20th.
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