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VIDEO: Late goal against Al Masry keeps Zamalek top of table

A late goal by Mostafa Fathi gave Zamalek a 1-0 win over Al Masry in the 15th round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday.

Zamalek manager Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ extended his winning streak with the White Castle to four straight wins as Zamalek continued to top the league table.

Zamalek XI: Ahmed El-Shennawy; Hamada Tolba, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Dweidar, Omar Gaber; Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek,Tarek Hamed, Ayman Hefny; Ahmed Hamoudi, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek Shikabala, Mahmoud Kahraba.

Al Masry XI: Ramzy Saleh, Osama Azab, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Magdy, Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Mohamed Refai, Mohamed Osama, Ahmed Kaboria, Ahmed Yasser, Mohab Saeed, Ahmed Raouf.

In the 5th minute, Al Masry had their first chance as Ahmed Raouf sent a low cross to Ahmed Yasser, but the latter blasted wide.

Zamalek’s first chance came in the 19th minute, when Kahraba volleyed from far but the ball went wide.

In the 37th minute, Zamalek were awarded a free-kick after a foul on Hamoudi on the edge of the box. Al Masry’s goalkeeper Ramzy Saleh however saved Shikabala’s shot.

Four minutes into the second half, Al Masry’s Mohab Saeed ran through Zamalek’s defense, but his cross was cleared by Tarek Hamed.

In the 54th minute, Mido brought on Bassem Morsi to replace Ahmed Hamoudi. Ten minutes later, Mostafa Fathy came on instead of Ayman Hefny.

Few minutes after coming on, Fathi was close to break the deadlock following a cross from Shikabala, but his curler got inches wide.

Mido made his third substitution in the 72nd minute, as Mohamed Ibrahim came on to replace Shikabala.

In the 84th minute, Kahraba sent a cross to Mohamed Ibrahim who headed the ball to Bassem Morsi who flicked it to Mostafa Fathi, for the latter to unleash an unstoppable scissor kick, scoring the first goal in the game.

Two minutes to full time, Al Masry were denied a chance to score an equalizer as Ahmed Kaboria’s shot bounced off the bar.

Al Masry occupy the 4th place in the league table with 26 points, four points away from league leaders Zamalek.

The White Knights are scheduled to play against Smouha on Sunday, while the coastal club will face Tala’a El-Gaish on Monday.

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  1. K

    January 21, 2016 at 4:58 AM

    Zamalek just get too lucky, they don’t control games and then they score last minute.

  2. Yehya Asker (@YehyaAsker)

    January 21, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    I guess they learned from AlAhly from previous years!!! At least they don’t wait for the 12 minutes of injury time from the refs and the extra penalty to win 😉

    • ahmed

      January 23, 2016 at 12:02 AM

      If you was referring to the constant arbitration help Ahly got in the past years and still get it, then yes you are right. At least Zamalek does not need 12 minutes of extra time and that optional penalty and red card to the other team the refs always seem to give when Ahly needs it. However, its similar with Zamalek, but kinda toned down to be honest. Its a reflection of how the FA is run really.

  3. Faraag

    January 22, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    What are You talking about zamalek players have skill the only skill ahly players have is losing

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