VIDEO: Zamalek defeat Sundowns in Egypt but lose Champions League final
Zamalek SC beat Mamelodi Sundowns at Borg El-Arab stadium in the away leg of the CAF Champions League final but lost the trophy on aggregate.
Zamalek beat Sundowns 1-0 goal courtesy of a Stanley Ohawuchi strike to win the away leg but lose by aggregate 3-0 after losing the home leg in South Africa.
Zamalek XI (4-1-3-2): Mahmoud Gennesh; Ramzy Khaled, Ahmed Dweidar, Ali Gabr, Moruf Yusuf; Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Tawfik, Stanley Ohawuchi, Ayman Hefny, Mostafa Fathi; Bassem Morsy
Subs: Ahmed El-Shennawy, Omar Salah, Ibrahim Salah, Islam Gamal, Ali Fathi, Mahmoud Shikabala, Emmanuel Mayuka
Mamelodi Sundowns XI (4-2-3-1): Onyango; Langerman, Nthethe, Soumahoro, Mbekile; Kekana, Mabunda, Laffor, Tau, Dolly; Billiat
Subs: Sandilands, S.Zwane, Modise, Mohomi, T.Zwane, Mashaba, Madisha
Zamalek’s first chance on goal came through Stanley in the eleventh minute as he managed to latch onto Ramzy Khaled’s through pass inside the penalty box going one-on-one on goal but his outside of the boot shot missed goal.
In the fortieth minute of the game, Zamalek captain, Ahmed Tawfik was very close from opening the scoring as his powerful volley from inside the box was saved by substitute goalkeeper Sandilands.
The Bafanas went on the counter attack through Billiat down the left flank, breaking into the penalty box and managing to shoot but his blocked shot hit the bar.
Two minutes into stoppage time, Mostafa Fathi dribbled past three players on the right side before crossing to Stanley whose header went over the bar.
One minute later Gennesh saved Zamalek from a goal that could have killed the match as he parried away Laffour’s shot from the right side of the box.
Stanley Ohawuchi scored the first of the night in the 63rd minute after dribbling past a player and sending a rocket down the left of the net leaving Standilands for dead.
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) October 23, 2016
In the 75th minute Sundowns tried to equalize through Kekana but his long shot was saved by Gennesh.
Five minutes before full time Mayuka latched onto Stanley’s curling cross into the box but his header was blocked off the line.
Two minutes into stoppage time, Shikabala took on two players inside the box making space for himself to cross to Mayuka whose arm denied Bassem Morsy.
Sundowns win the CAF Champions League for the first time in history after they lost their only-other final in 2001 against Al Ahly. Uganda’s Denis Onyango became the first-ever player from the country to win the competition.
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