Al Masry fail to hold on lead in draw against Sudan’s Al Hilal
Al Masry had commenced their group stage campaign with a home win over UD Songo, while Al Hilal conceded a defeat against Morocco’s RSB Berkane.
The hosts started the game strongly hoping to open their scoring account in the match, but after 10 minutes Al Masry managed to surprise them after 10 minutes through Islam Eissa who cut on the near post to meet Mohamed Shata’s cross and head in a precise effort into the far bottom corner.
Afterwards, the Portsaid-based club succeeded into handling the encounter the way they wanted and looked the better side, aided by the sending off for Al Hilal’s El Taher El Haj after his reckless challenge on Farid Shawky at the 27th minute.
Al Masry continued to have the upper hand at the start of the second half and appeared to be closer to doubling their lead, however, Ahmed Shoukry missed a huge chance after his header ended over the bar from a great position inside the box.
Despite being one man down Al Hilal upped their efforts to even out the result and got a penalty at the 80th minute after Mohamed Koffi handled the ball inside the box, and it was converted by Giovanni Silva for the game to end with a 1-1 draw.
With that draw, Al Masry occupy the second place with four points from two games, two points below RSB Berkane who got six points from their two encounters.
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