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Al Ahly beat El-Gouna to reach Egyptian Premier League semi-finals

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Al-Ahly defeated 1-0 to qualify to the finals as top Group A.

The Red Devils’ goal came through early in the second half after latching onto Ahmed Fathi’s cross and heading past Amer Amer.

Al Ahly XI: Sherif Ekramy; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Mohamed Naguib, Sabri Raheel; Hossam Ashour, Ahmed Nabil ‘Manga’, Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, Moussa Yedan; El-Sayed Hamdy, Amr Gamal.

El-Gouna XI: Amer Mohamed; Hassan El-Shamy, Sherif Reda, Karim El-Daw; Islam Mohareb, Saad Hosni, Samuel Ocran, Ali Eid, Mahmoud Sayed; Sherif Ashraf, Amr Tarek.

Al Ahly controlled the majority of the game and created numerous chances to score.

The first real chance came in the fifth minute through a header from Amr Gamal that went inches wide of the post.

El Gouna weren’t very positive on goal in the first half as they had only a couple of shots towards the goal while Al-Ahly threatened a number of times, but failed to score as the first half finished goalless.

In the second half the Reds came out to score as soon as possible;  early in teh second half El-Sayed Hamdy converted a cross from Ahmed Fathy in the 49th minute to score the first and only goal of the game.

The Reds pushed forward after going ahead to double the score, however they missed a number of chances through Amr Gamal, Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ and Hamdy.

El Gouna’s best chance of the game came in the 55th min when Al Ahly youth product Islam Mohareb picked the ball up and darted upfield, however after rounding Sherif Ekramy he blazed his ball over the bar.

The Red Devils though lost Sherif Ekramy towards the end of the game after the goalkeeper picked up an injury, much to the dismay of Al Ahly.

Trezeguet could’ve finished the game late on, but his finish was saved by Amer Amer.

With this result, Al Ahly secure qualification to the Egyptian Premier League finals as top of Group A after Smouha’s loss against Al-Ragaa.

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