VIDEO: Abdallah El-Said nets hat-trick as Al Ahly comfortably beats Nasr Lel Taa’deen
Al Ahly XI vs Nasr Lel Ta’adeen: Ekramy; Fathi, Naguib, Rabia, Rahil; Ghaly, El-Sulaya; W. Soliman, Abdallah El-Said, Mido Gaber; Coulibaly.
In the fourth minute, Mido Gaber had a huge opportunity to give his side an early lead when he received a long through ball from Abdallah El-Said, but his left-footed shot went wide.
Eleven minutes later, Ramy Rabiaa was close to put Al Ahly in front when he headed Abdallah El-Said’s cross from the corner but it went inches beside Nasr Lel Taa’deen’s left post.
The score remained goalless till the 33rd minute when Abdallah El-Said broke the deadlock translating Al Ahly’s domination in the first half. Ahmed Fathi played El-Said a brilliant cross from the right side, that the veteran playmaker met with the inside of his right foot, placing it into the back of the net.
The rest of the half was uneventful as both teams later headed to the dressing rooms with Al Ahly’s narrow advantage.
Five minutes into the second half, Abdallah El-Said completed his brace, doubling his side’s lead. Mido Gaber made an impressive effort on the left side, dribbling past Nasr’s defender before he played a low cross to El-Said who found the bottom right corner with a low shot.
One minute later, Coulibaly was on the verge of adding his name to the score-sheet when he received the ball into the penalty area but his strike was denied by Nasr’s goalkeeper.
However in the 61st minute, Coulibaly scored Al Ahly’s third goal. Mido Gaber registered his second assist of the game when his cross was headed into the goal by the Ivorian striker.
Six minutes after the goal, Akram Tawfik made his debut for the Red Devils replacing Hossam Ghaly.
In the 69th minute. Abdallah El-Said completed his first ever hat-trick, scoring Al Ahly’s fourth goal of the night. Ahmed Fathi set up another cross into the area which was met by El-Said’s header, lashing the ball into the net.
With 15 minutes left to play, Amr Barakat made his first appearance with Al Ahly after replacing hat-trick hero Abdallah El-Said.
One minute before the final whistle, Rami Rabiaa scored but his goal was ruled out for offside, before the final whistle gave Al Ahly the three points.
Al Ahly strengthened their position at the summit of the table with 74 points, 11 away from second-placed Misr El-Maqassa. While Nasr Lel Taa’deen stay in the 16th position with 22 points.
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