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Zamalek draws with Hassania Agadir in first leg of Confederations Cup quarterfinal

Zamalek holds a vital away draw against Morocco’s Hassania Agadir in the first leg of the Confederations Cup quarterfinal.

The Whites managed to end the game with a goalless draw after a spectacular performance from the goalkeeper, Mahmoud Gennesh.

The home side maintained pressure from the beginning aiming to take the lead early. They came very close to open the lead in the 5th minute after a wonderful cross from Yousef El Fehly found the Palestinian striker, Tamer Seyam, who strangely hit the ball wide above the post.

Seyam came back again with another threat in the 29th minute after hitting a powerful shot from outside the box, hitting Gennesh’s post.

The whites threatened Agadir’s goal for the first time at the end of the first half after Khaled Boutayeb converted a corner kick with a powerful header, however, it went wide over the post.

Things stayed the same in the second half, as the home side maintained their constant pressure to find the back of the net. They came very close again in the 77th minute from Seyam who found the ball infront of the net from a crossed header; however, he hit the post again.

Zamalek’s final threat in the game came from Youssef Obama after receiving a wonderful pass from Mohamed Ibrahim to go one on one with the goalkeeper, however, his shot was deflected by the goalkeeper’s chest.

The draw gives the whites a huge advantage before the second leg that will take place on Sunday, April 15th at 21:00 CLT.

A pre-dental student majoring in Applied Kinesiology at Rutgers University, Emergency Medical Technician, Reporter at KingFut.com and a devoted Real Madrid fan.

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