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Ramadan Sobhi debuts as Stoke lose to Hamburg

Ramadan Sobhi

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Egypt’s wonderkid, , played for 63 minutes in his debut, as Stoke City loses to Hamburg SV in a pre-season friendly.

Days after his first training with the Potters, Sobhi made the starting line-up in friendly match against the German side, Hamburg SV.

The game started with an even performance from both sides; yet the first threat came from a long shot by Gianneli Imbula was saved by the keeper. Hamburg were very close to net the goal when an well-played header was saved by the Stoke’s goalkeeper, Jack Butland.

The 19-year-old Egyptian’s first touches came when he skipped past a player, placing the ball to the Senegalese Mame Diouf, who failed to reach the ball.

Afterwards, Hamburg managed to open the scoresheet in the 54th minute by the Austrian Michael Gregoritsch after a corner kick that fell to his feet, placing the ball in the net.

Sobhi’s game came to an end in the 63rd minute when he got substituted to the welshman, Joe Allen, ending his first game for the Potters.

Stoke City failed to find the equalizer in the rest of the game, losing 1-0 to the Der Dinos, less than a week before the start of the new season in the Premier League.

A pre-med student majoring in applied kinesiology at Rutgers University, Reporter at KingFut and a devoted Real Madrid fan.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Kamal kadem

    August 6, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    A first rather embarrassing for the best player in the Egyptian league. The real high level. Sobhi will have to work enormously to upgrade and adapt to its new league. We saw with Trezeguet , the other Egyptian ” crack “, it is not so simple, in reheating the bench in a modest championship.

  2. Ihab

    August 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Embarrassing? Are you forgetting that this is the players first game and considering that he is 19 years old, I would say it was an okey debut. No one is expecting him to shine immediately, Mark Hughes and Stoke know that this is a matter of a process of adjusting to the big boys.

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