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Lacklustre Al Ahly secure three points against Haras El-Hodood

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Al Ahly were able to overcome Haras El-Hodood by a scoreline of 3-0 at the Cairo International Stadium on Monday night.

The Red Devils’ goals were scored by Ahmed Abdel-Zaher, Walid Soliman, and Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ to secure three points for Juan Carlos Garrido’s men.

Al Ahly XI: Mosaad Awad; Bassem Ali, Sherif Hazem, Saad Samir, Hussein El-Sayed; Hossam Ashour, Mohamed Rizk, Abdallah El-Said (Moussa Yedan ’75), Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’; Emad Meteb (Mohamed Naguib ’83), Ahmed Abdel-Zaher (Walid Soliman ’62).

Haras El-Hodood XI: Ahmed Saad; Mahmoud Mobarak, Mahmoud Alaa, Amro Saad, El-Sayed Hassan; Mostafa Gamal, Mohamed Haleem (Vincent Die Foneye ’69), Ahmed Sabry (Momen Ibrahim ’72), Abdel-Salam Nagah (Mohamed Tarek ’66), Mostafa Gomaa; Ahmed Hassan Mekky.

First Half

Al Ahly got their opening early on in the game when Hodood goalkeeper Ahmed Saad’s attempted clearance hit Ahmed Abdel-Zaher and found the back of the net.

The Red Castle’s goalkeeper Mossad Awad could’ve been on the end of a catastrophic mistake when he rounded Ahmed Hassan Mekky, but Sherif Hazem covered for the former Ismaily man.

Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ attempted a powerful strike minutes later and Ahmed Saad made amends for his earlier mistake with a fantastic save.

Mohamed Rizk tried his luck from distance soon after, but his strike when inches wide of the post.

Second Half

The Alexandrians could’ve had their equaliser through Abdesalam Nagah, but Mossad Awad was available to put a stop to the one-on-one.

Bassem Ali came agonisingly close to putting the game to bed, when the former Arab Contractors man rounded Saad before missing an open net.

Walid Soliman made it 2-0 seven minutes from time when he latched onto Ahmed Saad’s save to deny Trezeguet’s one-on-one.

Hussein El-Sayed tried his luck from distance soon after, but his strike went well over the bar.

Trezeguet rounded the game off in injury time when darted with the ball towards the desolate Hodood area before slotting it bas Ahmed Saad.

KingFut MOTM: None other than Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’; for the second week running, the 20-year-old has put in a fantastic performance to carry Garrido’s men against the Dekheila side.

Al Ahly fanatic and Italian football aficionado. Working on a degree in Business Administration at the American University in Cairo.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Mohamed Al-Hendy

    December 16, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    3-0 lacklustre? Ya salam…lol

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