Al Ahly’s winning streak continues with a 2-0 victory over Aswan
Al Ahly XI: Sherif Ekramy; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Mohamed Nagiub, Sabri Rahil; Hossam Ghaly, Amr El-Sulyua, Abdallah El-Said, Momen Zakaria, Karim Nedved; John Antwi.
Aswan XI: Reda El-Sayed; Selim Abdel-Khalik, Hamada El-Sayed, Bassem Eid, Ahmed Shedid; Mohamed Mohsen, Mohamed Rizk, Mohamed Khalifa, Mohamed Fawzy, Ahmed Afify; Abdallah Adu.
The first attempt of the game came after seven minutes for the Red Devils who came close to taking the lead. Abdallah El-Said played a through ball that was met by Momen Zakaria, but the final pass couldn’t find anyone.
Three minutes later Aswan’s defender Bassem Eid received the first yellow card of the game following a foul on John Antwi.
Aswan went close to scoring the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute through Abdallah Adu, who sent a firing shot towards Ekramy’s goal but it went inches above the post.
Al Ahly had a couple of chances in the last ten minutes of the first half to take a late advantage. In the 36th minute, John Antwi headed Abdallah El-Said ball behind Aswan’s defense but it went wide.
Afterwards, Abdallah’s shot from the free kick was saved by Aswan’s goalkeeper in the 41st minute, and the first half ended in 0-0 deadlock.
Al Ahly had a dream start to the second half as they managed to score the first goal of the game after one minute through Momen Zakaria.
Karim Nedved played a low cross from the right side that was cleared by Aswan’s keeper into the penalty box, sitting up nicely for Zakaria who finished from close range into the net.
Hossam El-Badry made two substitutes to give more attacking options to his side. Walid Soliman replaced Karim Nedved in the 58th minute, before Junior Ajayi was brought in replaced Antwi 13 minutes later.
In the 73th minutes Aswan were awarded a free kick near the edge of the penalty box, former Al Ahly player Ahmed Shedid stepped up to take it but his shot was just wide of Ekramy’s right post.
Three minutes later, Al Ahly doubled their lead through Walid Soliman, whose free kick found the top of the net despite Reda El-Sayed’s attempt to save.
El-Badry made his third and final substitutions as Saleh Gomaa found his way onto the pitch replacing Abdallah El-Said in the 83rd minute.
Al Ahly tried to increase their lead but their attempts couldn’t break through Aswan’s defence, but the final whistle gave Al Ahly the three points.
Al Ahly have established themselves in first place with 15 points from five wins. The Cairo giants will travel to Suez next Tuesday to face Petrojet.
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