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2014/15 Egyptian Premier League – Al Ahly vs Zamalek Live Commentary

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Al Ahly and Zamalek drew 1-1 the last time both teams faced off in the league, courtesy of goals from Ayman Hefny and Walid Soliman.

In what could potentially be the title decider, the Cairo giants will meet at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria after Al Ahly rejected to play at the Gouna Stadium.

Fathi Mabrouk will fancy proving his worth as the interim manager of Al Ahly, while Jesualdo Ferreira will be looking to guarantee his side the league title in the game where they just need one point to win the trophy. The Whites last won the league during the 2003/04 season, while Al Ahly have won the title every season since.

Zamalek’s last win over Al Ahly was on the 21st of May 2007, with goals from Tamer Abdel-Hamid and Gamal Hamza. Since then however, Zamalek have  failed to beat Al Ahly in 20 encounters in all competitions, with nine of those ending as draws. Read our full match preview here.

Live Commentary

Zamalek were nowhere near their scintillating season form today, and deservedly lost. They will more than likely pick up the 2014/15 league title, however. All they need is a draw from their next two games.

FT: Ahly 2-0 Zamalek.

90+3′: Hazem Emam strangely kicks Ramadan Sobhy up the backside, and is sent off. Shameful.

90+2′: Were already into added time, and the match is grinding to a halt as the final whistle approaches.

84′: Man-of-the-match Momen Zakaria is substituted for Trezeguet. More goals to come?

83′: Zamalek try to hit back immediately, but Ekramy makes two saves in quick succession.

81′: Zamalek will contest the legitimacy of the foul itself, and the subsequent yellow card issued to Ali Gabr, but Zakaria won’t care. Ahly 2-0 Zamalek.


79′: Tarek Hamed is introduced in place of Ahmed Tawfik.

77′: Sobhy shoots, but his blocked effort is easily caught be Shennawy.

76′: Ramadan runs past a couple of defenders, before Momen hits a contender for worst shot of the season.

74′: Abdoulaye Cissé comes on for Yusuf, who hasn’t had much of an impact this evening.

70′: Amr Gamal replaces the ineffectual Meteb.

69′: Tolba is booked for a rough tackle on Ali.

63′: Ghaly is booked for a poor challenge on Salah, as Sobhy replaces El-Said.

56′: Ahmed Eid is replaced by Obama.

54′: Chaos in the Ahly area, but the ball is cleared. Much more open second half.

52′: Unbelievable miss from Momen! Koffi’s touch is heavy and the Ahly man sees Shennawy out of position, but his effort is terrible.

50′: For the third or fourth time tonight, Ghaly plays the ball straight to a Zamalek players under zero pressure.

49′: Zamalek try to break, but Bassem Ali clears.

HT: Ahly 1-0 Zamalek.

43′: Bassem Morsi curls a free-kick over the wall and inches away from Ekramy’s post.

38′: Goalscorer Zakaria is now busting out the tricks, as he nutmegs Yusuf and is duly hauled down.

36′: Morsi is now booked for a needless check. The forward is furious.

32′: Bassem Ali charged down the right and crossed the ball, before an alert Momen placed the rebound past a despairing Shennawy. Ahly 1-0 Zamalek.


30′: Ali is cautioned for a bad tackle on Morsi.

25′: Fathy’s first touch is good, but he lashes wildly at the ball and it flies into the stands.

24′: Ahly are dominated possession with 60%, as opposed to Zamalek’s 40%.

23′: Halfway through the first interval at Borg El-Arab stadium, and it’s still goalless.

20′: Brilliant overhead kick clearance by Koffi to keep the ball from reaching an unmarked Meteb inside the area.

18′: Momen controls on the edge of the area, but he slices his shot wide. Poor.

15′: An overzealous Yusuf bundles Samir to the ground.

14′: Morsi pressures Ali into putting the ball out for a throw. From the ensuing play, Eid tests Ekramy from distance but the save is easy for the Ahly custodian.

10′: Another Ahly cross, this time by Momen, and Koffi clears again.

9′: Ali crosses for Meteb, but Koffi intervenes and wins a goal kick. Good defending by the Burkina Faso man.

6′: Momen is penalised for an apparent foul inside the Zamalek area.

3′: Cagey start to the match. The tension is palpable among the players on the pitch.


1′: Meteb hits a ball towards Soliman on the left, but the power is too much.

0′: Kickoff!

0′: Referee Milorad Mazic will be in charge of the derby. The Serb is bound to have a busy night.

0′: The players are in the tunnel, awaiting their cue to trot onto the field.

0′: It’s clear weather for the evening, with temperatures around 28 degrees in Alexandria.

0′: Hi, I’m Omar Morsy, and on behalf of King Fut I’d like to welcome you to live commentary of the 110th .

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