Abdallah El-Said scores on debut as Pyramids beat Al Ahly
Abdallah El-Said scored on his debut as Pyramids recorded a historic 2-1 victory over Al Ahly in the eighth round of the Egyptian Premier League.
After completing his move to Pyramids on Friday morning, El-Said has made an immediate start for the club as he captained his side against his former club, to guide Pyramids for their first ever league victory against Al Ahly.
Al Ahly started strongly as they forced their domination over the game, after five minutes they had their first chance when Nasser Maher collected the ball around the box before sending a long-range effort but it went over.
The Red Devils were controlling the game in terms of possession, but they failed to break through as Pyramids have been organizing themselves perfectly at the back to prevent any threats.
However, in the 33rd minute, Ramadan Sobhi made a great run on the left side before freeing Ali Maloul who played a great cross to Walid Azrou who headed home to give Al Ahly the lead.
In the second minute of the additional time, Al Ahly could have doubled their lead after a great run from Nasser Maher who sent Azarou through but the Moroccan wasn’t fast enough before being booked for simulation.
Pyramids started the second half much better as they managed to take over the midfield and closed all the spaces in front of Al Ahly’s midfielders.
Two minutes into the second half, Pyramids won a freekick on the left side, El-Said sent a perfect cross which was met by Mohamed Farouk into the net, exploiting on El-Shennawy’s wrong timing to clear the ball.
One minute later, Al Ahly received a great freekick on the edge of the penalty box, Ali Maloul stepped up but his effort hit the bar.
In the 57th minute, El-Said scored his first goal for his new club to give Pyramids the lead. Keno made a huge effort on the left side, beating Karim Nedved before finding El-Said, who smashed it into the El-Shennawy’s net.
In the 67th minute, Pyramids could have doubled their lead when El-Said played a dangerous corner into the Al Ahly box to Eric Traore, who failed to translate from close range as his effort hit the post.
Al Ahly retook control of the game after conceding the second goal, as Lasarte tried to make several changes to get back into the game bringing in Walid Soliman, Marwan Mohsen and Mohamed Mahmoud.
In the 82nd minute, Ahmed El-Sheikh was in verge to score the equalizer for Al Ahly after El-Shennawy’s mistake to clear the ball but El-Sheikh’s header hit the side-netting.
In the final minute of the additional time, Al Ahly Sobhi had a last-gasp chance for an equalizer when Ramadan Sobhi found space on the left, before finding Mohsen but his shot was denied by El Shennawy to save the three points for the hosts.
Pyramids extend their position in the second place with 33 points, five away from leaders Zamalek, while Al Ahly stay in the sixth position with 24 points with three games left.