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Zamalek thrash Ismaily to qualify for Egypt Cup final

Youssef Obama’s brace helps Zamalek reach the final following their 4-1 win over Ismaily in the semi-final.

Zamalek XI: Omar Salah; Nagguez, Alaa, El-Wensh, Moruf; Tarek Hamed, Abdel-Aziz,
Gomaa, Antar; Obama, Kasongo

Ismaily XI: Mohamed Awad, Daher El-Mohamady, Richard Baffour, Mohamed Metwaly, Bahaa Magdy, Hosny Abd-Rabu, Emad Hamdy, Mohamed Fathy, Mohamed Sadek, Ibrahim Hassan, Diego Calderon

Just ten minutes into the first-half Obama opened the scoring when he found himself one on one with Mohamed Awad after a great through ball by Mohamed Antar. Four minutes later Kasongo hit the post following a well executed lobbed header.

In the 20th minute Mahmoud AbdelAziz scored Zamalek’s second goal as he followed up on Mahmoud Alaa’s header.

In the 23rd Bahaa Magdy nearly scored Ismaily’s first goal but his shot was saved by Omar Salah. Eight minutes later Calderon took a shot from outside the penalty area but it went wide

15 minutes into the second-half Obama scored his second goal of the game as he dribbled past Mahmoud Metwaly and Mohamed Awad to score an easy tap-in. Two minutes later scored his side’s fourth and final goal after a great through ball by Tarek Hamed.

In the 70th minute Karim “Bambo”’s shot hit the post, six minutes Mohamed Sadek scored Ismaily’s only goal of the game after a greatly executed corner. Ten minutes later Ismaily nearly scored their second goal but Nagguez cleared the ball of the line.

Zamalek will now face the winner of the Al Assiouty and Smouha game in th final. As for Ismaily they will try and secure a Champions League spot as they face second-placed Al-Masry in the Egyptian Premier League.

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