VIDEO: Al Ahly back to winning ways thanks to Ahmed El-Sheikh strike
Al Ahly have returned back to winning ways after a tough 1-0 victory over Petrojet in the ninth round of the Egyptian Premier League.
The win is Al Ahly’s first league one since their 2-0 away victory over Haras El-Hadood on August 24. Since then they played three games, drawing one and losing two.
Interim manager Mohamed Youssef made only two changes to the squad that lost to Arab Contractors last week, with Ahmed Alaa and Walid Azaro replacing Salif Coulibaly and Salah Mohsen.
Al Ahly opened the scoring just eight minutes after the start of the game as Ahmed El-Sheikh tapped in Walid Soliman’s corner, which Walid Azaro won after a solo run.
Nasser Maher had a huge chance to double his side’s lead, but his short-range shot was brilliantly saved by Petrojet keeper Ali Farag.
In the 27th minute, Mohamed Vieria thought he had scored an equaliser for Petrojet, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Mohamed Youssef was forced to bring team captain Hossam Ashour off in the 43rd minute for an injury, and replaced him with Amr El-Sulya.
Al Ahly continued their domination in the second-half and Nasser Maher had another chance to score, but his ball went easily to Ali Farag.
The Reds had another huge chance to score their second of the game when Ayman Ashraf launched a quick attack on the left, before sending his shot inches away from the post.
Al Ahly continued to waste the chances, but this time was through Walid Azaro, who received a low cross from Karim Nedved inside the penalty area, but his shot went over the bar.
Petrojet nearly scored the equaliser in the 93rd minute, but Ahmed El-Sebai’s shot went inches wide from Sherif Ekramy’s goal, finishing the game 1-0 to Al Ahly.
The win moved Al Ahly to the 16th place with 14 points, but they have eight games in hand, while Petrojet remained 15th with 15 points.
Al Ahly will host El-Gouna on Thursday, November 6, while Petrojet will face Arab Contractors on December 10.
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