Assiouty stun Al Ahly in Egypt Cup to reach semifinal
The game started with Al Ahly looking to dominate and get an early lead which would lessen the difficulty of the tie but they failed to find a way to the goal.
First real chance of the game came at the 17th minute when Al Ahly’s left back Sabry Rahil ran down the left wing and sent a cross that found Islam Mohareb whose first-time shot went wide.
Junior Ajayi sustained a muscular injury at 28th minute which forced him out of the game. The Red Devils coach Hossam El-Badry brought Salah Mohsen in his place.
Al Ahly had huge penalty appeals when Islam Mohareb shot towards the goal but his effort was saved by Assiouty goalkeeper before hitting his fellow defender’s hand. However, the match official Mohamed Adel ordered play to continue for the first 45 minutes to end goal-less.
The Red Devils continued their pursuit for the goal in the first 15 minutes of the second half through Mohamed Hany who dribbled his man on the right and delivered a low cross to Salah Mohsen whose shot from close range was too weak to beat the keeper.
In the 65th minute, Assiouty capitalised on a misplaced pass from Islam Mohareb in the midfield through their striker Omar Kamal who sprinted through Al Ahly’s defence and slotted the ball past El-Shennawy to give his team an unexpected lead.
El-Badry brought Hossam Ghaly on in an attempt to give his side’s midfield more flexibility. Nevertheless, Al Ahly struggled to find the equaliser. Contrarily, Assiouty almost doubled their lead at the death after Omar Kamal went one-on-one once again with El-Shennawy but Al Ahly goalkeeper managed to block his shot this time.
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