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CAIRO – 9 August 2017: Al Masry SC managed to reach the final of the Egyptian Cup on August 8 after defeating Zamalek with a 2-0 score at Borg El Arab Stadium.
The start of the match saw Zamalek having possession in the 15 minutes without having any severe chances. Al Masry SC then managed to gain possession for 10 minutes; however, there weren’t any clear chances of scoring a goal from either team. At the end of the first half, the match began to see several chances from both teams, but none of the chances changed the score of the game.
Zamalek SC entered the second half looking for the first goal, with many chances by their striker Bassem Morsy. Minute 56 marked a very heated moment in the game, with the referee announcing a penalty kick for Zamalek SC before changing his mind and saying it wasn’t a penalty.
The last 20 minutes of the game were very dramatic, with each team exchanging several chances before Abdallah Gomaa managed to score the opening goal for Al Masry in the 85th minute through a penalty kick. In stoppage time, Abdallah Beka scored Al Masry’s second goal in the 96th minute after having a fast counter attack.
With this result, Al Masry managed to qualify to the final of the Egyptian Cup for the first time in 19 years. Al Masry SC will play the winner between Smouha SC and Al Ahly SC in the final of the cup.