VIDEO: Zamalek win 7th consecutive game beating Assiouty Sport
The Whites cruised to a 2-0 victory against Assiouty Sport, the White’s 7th consecutive win a feat not achieved in 23 years.
An early goal from Bassem Morsi saw Zamalek take the lead in the second minute of the game, whilst Ahmed Ali doubled the lead 29 minutes later, with the win leaving the White Knights sitting comfortably at the top of the league with 66 points with 11 games to go.
Zamalek XI: Ahmed El-Shennawy; Omar Gabr, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Koffi, Ahmed Samir; Hazem Emam, Tarek Hamed, Moruf Yusuf (Ahmed Tawfik), Ayman Hefny (Mostafa Fathy); Bassem Morsi (Khaled Kamar) Ahmed Ali.
Assiouty Sport XI: Sherif Medhat; Hassan Magdy, Karim Yakan, Mohammed El-Gelany, Mahmoud Shideed; Eduardo Thomas (Abdulla El-Balat), Teddy Adams, Karim Ashraf (Eslam Nabil), Karim Mansh (Attia El-Nashwy), Mohammed Ibrahim; Prince Nakany.
Zamalek’s first efforts payed off with a goal 70 seconds into the game. Hazem Emam’s shot was blocked by Sherif Medhat, but Bassem Morsi managed to get onto the rebound and score his 11th goal of the season for Zamalek.
A 21st minute free-kick was attended to by Ahmed Samir but the attempt was blocked by the Assiouty goalkeeper.
Zamalek’s second goal of the game came after good build up play from the back with the ball reaching Hefny who ran into the edge of the box and his cross to the far post was met brilliantly by an unmarked Ahmed Ali, who headed it easily into the goal in the 29th minute to give the Whites a 2-0 lead.
Assiouty showed no danger in the first half and their only attempt was a shot on target which was brilliantly saved by Ahmed El-shennawy.
Zamalek’s first attempt of the second half came in the 56th minute through Omar Gaber’s free kick. His shot was brilliantly saved by Sherif Medhat.
Ten minutes later, a superb cross by Ahmed Samir was met by Omar Gaber, but the latter’s shot skimmed the post.
The second half ended with Assiouty Sport not having a single dangerous attempt on goal.
Jusealdo Ferreira’s substitutions meant the team shape did not change throughout the full game as Moruf Yusuf, Bassem Morsi, and Ayman Hefny made way for Ahmed Tawfik, Khaled Kamar and Mostafa Fathy respectively.
This result means that Zamalek earned their 7th consecutive win with a clean sheet for the first time in 23 years. The maximum number of wins with a clean sheet record holder for the Whites is Adel El-Ma’mour with 11 games.
Should El-Shennawy manage to keep a clean sheet in the next game, he would have reached El-Hadary’s record of consecutive 8 wins with a clean sheet for Ahly in 2005.
Zamalek are 6 points clear of the top of the table with four games in hand, over their closest rivals ENPPI. Assiouty however have been officially relegated after claiming only one win and 10 draws which gives them 13 points from 31 games, scoring 34 goals and conceding 68 on the way.
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