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Al Ahly beat ENPPI to face Zamalek in Egypt Cup final

Al Ahly beat ENPPI to face Zamalek in Egypt Cup final

Photo: Al Ahly SC

Al Ahly came back from a goal down to beat ENPPI 2-1 in the Egypt Cup semifinal to reach the final for the second consecutive time.

After trailing for 81 minutes, the Red Devils managed to turn the table and qualify to Egypt Cup final to face arch-rivals Zamalek.

Line-ups:

Al Ahly’s Starting XI: Ahmed Adel, Mohamed Hany, Rami Rabia, Saad Samir, Ali Maaloul, Hossam Ashour, Hossam Ghaly, Abdallah El-Said, Momen Zakaria, Walid Soliman, Marwan Mohsen

ENPPI’s Starting XI: Ali Lotfi, ِAhmed Sobhi, Salah Soliman, Ibrahim Yehya, Amr El-Halawni, Mahmoud Toba, Ali Eid , Salah Ashour, Lama Keoulen, Mohamed Bassiouny, Mohamed El-Shamy

The Petroleum club started the game well as Mohamed El-Shamy opened the scoreline after 29 minutes. El-Shamy converted his teammate’s cross to give his side an early lead.

The Red Devils pushed for the equaliser but continued to miss chances as Marwan Mohsen, Walid Soliman and Abdallah El-Said failed to convert their chances.

In the 81nd minute, Momen Zakaria registered Al Ahly’s first goal of the game after a lovely play between Amr Gamal and Ahmed Fathy, who assisted Momen Zakaria’s equaliser.

In the dying minutes of the game, Al Ahly defender Saad Samir scored his second consecutive goal, by heading Ali Maaloul’s corner into the net.

In the stoppage time, ENPPI’s goalkeeper Ali Lotfi denied a certain third goal from Al Ahly as he double saved Momen Zakaria and Ali Maaloul shots.

The victory sees the Red Devils reach Egypt Cup final for the second consecutive year, where they will face Zamalek, who defeated Ismaily 4-0

The Egypt Cup final between Al Ahly and Zamalek will be played on Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria on August 8.

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