VIDEO: Pyramids FC held to 1-1 draw by Smouha at Borg El-Arab
Smouha and Pyramids FC have played out a 1-1 draw in the fifth round of the Egyptian Premier, with an Ahmed Tawfik goal cancelling out Mohamed Sayed’s early opener.
Both sides entered the game knowing that a win would put them top of the league, however, they couldn’t get what they wanted and settled for a draw at Borg El-Arab.
Just 12 minutes into the game, Mohamed Sayed opened the scoring for Smouha with a fine header, converting Mohamed Mansour’s cross to give the Alexandrian side an early lead.
Smouha’s lead didn’t last long as only ten minutes later Ahmed Tawfik equalised for Pyramids with a tap-in after an impressive solo run from Keno.
In the 30th minute, Smouha were rewarded a penalty, but Mohamed Sayed put the ball over the bar, ending the first-half in a 1-1 draw.
Keno nearly scored his side’s second of the game in the 58th minute when he received Mohamed Magdy Afsha’s pass inside the box, but his shot went inches wide of the post.
Pyramids were forced to play the last 15 minutes with ten men after Mohamed Fathy received a second yellow card and was sent off for an elbow.
There was still time for an incredible miss from Carlos Eduardo, when the Brazilian went through on goal, but an incredible save from Mohamed Abou-Gabal denied him from scoring the winner.
Oumed Oukri had a chance to earn Smouha the three points in the dying moments of the game, but the Ethiopian’s shot found El-Mahdy Soliman’s hands.
Following the draw, Pyramids are currently top of the table with 11 points, one more than second-placed Al Ahly, but the Reds still have one game in hand, while Smouha sit fourth with nine points.
Pyramids’ upcoming game will be against El-Gouna on Wednesday, September 12, and Smouha will face Arab Contractors on the same day.
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