Soccer Football - Egyptian Premier League - Zamalek vs Al Ahly - Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - January 8, 2018 Al Ahly's Walid Azaro celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
CAIRO – 8 January 2017:
: Despite Zamalek holding much of the possession, Al Ahly were the better side for the whole game and their attacking players were destructive against Zamalek's defense. The game ended 3-0 but Al Ahly had chances to make the score worse. Congratulations Al Ahly fans and hard luck for Zamalek ones.
: Al Ahly 3-0 Zamalek/
: Maarouf Youssef in and Ayman Hefny out for Zamalek.
81' Red Card
: After a tough tackle against Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Ibrahim gets a red card, making a comeback even harder for Zamalek.
: Junior Ajayi in and Walid Azarro out for Al Ahly.
: Mohamed Hany in and the injured, Ramy Rabia out for Al Ahly.
: Kabongo Kasongo in and Bassem Morsy out for Zamalek.
: Azarro makes the score 3-0 for Al Ahly after another fantastic pass from Walid Soliman.
: Eslam Mohareb in and Abdallah el Said out for Al Ahly.
: Mohamed Ibrahim in and Mohamed Madbouly out for Zamalek.
45' The second half kicks off.
First Half Analysis: Zamalek dominated the first half after Al Ahly's opening goal and had the majority of the procession, but Al Ahly players depended on counter attacks which were successful, managing to score a second goal.
Half Time: Al Ahly 2-0 Zamalek.
43' Walid Azarro was one-on-one with the keeper and misses what should have been a certain goal.
Another penalty, but this time for the reds. Ahmed el-Shenawy trips Ali Maaloul just inside the area. Abdallah el-Said easily slots it into the top corner.
34' At the other end, Ahly are given a free kick on the edge of the box, which is only just stopped by a good save from Ahmed el-Shenawy.
32' Zakaria tackles Hazem Imam and the referee grants Zamalek a penalty. Zamalek striker, Bassem Morsy missed it.
20' Zamalek players try to equalize but all their attempts are thrawted by Al Ahly goalkeeper, Mohame el-Shenawy.
Moamen Zakaria opens the score for Al Ahly after a superb pass from Walid Soliman.
Al Ahly and Zamalek have announced their official line-ups for the Cairo Derby at Cairo stadium on 7:00 PM.
Al Ahly manager, Hossam el-Badry’s chosen line-up consists of: Mohamed el-Shenawy, Ahmed Fathi, Rany Rabia, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Hossam Ashour, Amr el-Solia, Abdallah el-Said, Walid Soliman, Moamen Zakaria and Walid Azarro.
Moamen Zakaria will play his last game for the club as he will travel to Saudi Arabia after the game to start his career with the Saudi Arabian club, Al Ahli.
Zamalek manager, Ehab Galal’s chosen line-up consists of: Ahmed el-Shenawy, Hazem Imam, Mahmoud Hamdy, Ali Gabr, Moayad el-Agan, Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Donga, Ayman Hefny, Bassem Morsi, Mohamed Madbouly and Mohamed el-Shamy.
Ehab Galah was appointed as Zamalek’s new manager only two days before the game and hopes to start his spell with Zamalek with a victory over their local rivals, Al Ahly.