Egypt

Zamalek beat Pyramids 3-0 to win Egypt Cup title

Zamalek Egypt Cup winner

Zamalek caught Egypt  Cup title for the 2018-2019 season, after beating Pyramids 3-0 in the final of the tournament, which was held yesterday at the stadium of El-Gish in Borg El Arab.

Zamalek won the 27th title in its history to continue to approach the most crowned team in Egypt El- Ahli 36

The match

The matchg began with attempts by both teams to own the ball, but the danger appeared for the first time in the attack for Zamalek through Bencherki, who started from the right side and played a cross caught by Ahmed Shenawi.

The referee gave a yellow card to Mahmoud Alaa in minute 7

Abdullah Al Saeed played the ball from the right side wonderfully towards Ali Jabr, who played a header in the 8th minute towards Antwi in the penalty area, but the Ghanaian towards the ball is not perfect next to the post.

Ahmed El Shennawi made a fatal mistake in the 12th minute after trying to grab a corner ball coming from the right side to drop it and go to Ferjani Sassi, who pointed it higher than the bar.

Pyramids returned to make a new mistake, after Ahmed Ayman Mansour lost the ball to Mustafa Mohamed in the 15th minute, which he played for Shikabala to pass from the Pyramids defense and hit a shot from inside the penalty area towards the far post, but missed the goal.

In the 30th minute, Shikabala passed  through the Pyramids defense and then crossed Bencharki with a pass towards Mustafa Mohamed, who hit it but collided in Ali Jabr and went out for a corner.

Bensharki carried out  a corner kick from the left side in the 31st minute received by Fergani Sassi with a brilliant header that pushed Ahmed El Shennawi off the line.

Pyramids returned for a few attacking  attempts and in the 37th minute Ibrahim Hassan crossed from the right to the rear on the edge of the penalty area and towards the ball towards the narrow corner, Mohammed Awwad with fingertips.

Second Half

Pyramids started the second half hopefully, and during the first five minutes there were three opportunities for the blue team, starting from Islam Issa, who shot from outside the penalty area, then Ibrahim Hassan and last from Antwi

Zamalek took the lead in the 52nd minute through Yusuf Obama after a brilliant cross pass  by Shikabala

Mohamed Onagem participated in the 61st minute of the match instead of Mahmoud Shikabala

Achraf Bencherqi doubled the lead in the 63rd minute after Hamdi Al Naqaz sent a cross from the right side with a header into the net of Ahmed El Shenawi, who did not move.

Disaber made the first switch to the Pyramids in the 65th minute with the participation of Abdu Lomala instead of Ibrahim Hassan.

Imam Ashour participated for Zamalek instead of Youssef Obama, the first goal in the 71st minute.

In contrast, the Pyramids made two substitutions together in the 73rd minute, where Mohamed Farouk and Ahmed Ali, instead of John Antio, and Islam Issa.

Bencherqi was killed in the 84th minute by scoring the third goal after Onagem kicked the ball from the left side and broke through the penalty area and played a cross to his compatriot who did not find it difficult to put the ball into the net.

Mahmoud Hamdi participated  in the game 85 minutes instead of Mostafa Mohamed.

The referee ended the game and Zamalek  was crowned to let celebrations break out all over Cairo.

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