NA Hussein Dey stun Zamalek to capture last minute draw
Zamalek were reduced to a tough 3-0 defeat to Kenya’s Gor Mahia in Group D’s opening game of the Confederations Cup to mark a sloppy start to their African campaign.
The Whites started the game in a dominant style with two early attempts from Kahraba that did not find success.
In the 14th minute of the first half, Tunisia international won the ball from NA Hussein Dey defender on the right before sending a cross that was squared by Kahraba to Khalid Boutaib who fired a first-touch low drive into the bottom far corner to put Zamalek ahead.
Later on, the Algerian side won a foul in Zamalek’s half which was played into the hosts’ box for Gennesh to collide into Boutaib in his attempt to catch the ball that fell in front of Abdelrahman Yousfi who tried an overhead kick but it wasn’t strong enough and hit into Mahmoud El-Wensh who cleared the danger.
In the second half, continued to launch their attack on NA Hussein Dey’s defence hoping to score a second. Zamalek got golden opportunities through Youssef Obama and especially Mahmoud Kahraba but couldn’t convert them into goals.
In the 89th minute the Whites were dealt a shock after NA Hussein Dey’s Faouzi Yaya collected the ball and entered Gross’ men box before taking the shot that was saved by Gennesh but the Algerian slotted the equaliser on his second attempt.
The draw meant that Zamalek remained bottom of Group D with one point from two games, while NA Hussein Dey earned a point that kept them on group leadership with four points.
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