El-Ahly managed to achieve a victory equal to the title of Zamalek (3-2) in the Egyptian Super Cup match at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
El Ahly took three clean goals through Junior Ajayi (two goals) and Hussein Al-Shahat, but Zamalek came back with two penalties scored by Mahmoud Alaa.
El-Ahly won the title “Super Egypt” for the eleventh time in its history, against three championships for Zamalek, who will play the super again against the red giant in the new season.
The summary of the match
The match started with attempts by both teams to control the ball, and almost caused a danger to Zamalek, starting in the middle of the white stadium followed by a powerful shot hit the defense to pass peacefully against Awad.
Amr Al-Soleya tried to reach Zamalek in the seventh minute with a shot from outside the penalty area towards the white goal, but a medium shot by Al-Ahly field lost the way.
Mohamed Awad made a fatal mistake in the 12th minute in the white box, failing to pass the ball and Agayi pulled it over to pass to Hussein Al Shahat, who fired the ball weakly into the arms of Awad to refuse to punish him for the error.
El-Ahli’s attacks continued in the 14th minute with a heel pass from Al-Sulayya to Majdi Afsha on the edge of the penalty area.
Fathi sent a cross into the penalty area to reach Majdi Afshah, who was under defensive pressure to shoot a left-footed ball into the corner.Awad took a cross from Maaloul and Ajayi met with a shell that netted the net in the 20th minute to translate Al Ahli’s superiority.
Zamalek got a corner in the 27th minute after a cross from Ahmed Fathi, who returned to the center of defense after Metwalli’s injury, and Mohamed Hani substitute occupied the main position in the right back, but White did not use the corner to return the ball to the red team
Amr El Soulia responded in the 28th minute with a rocket from outside the penalty area that passed alongside the left-hand post of goalkeeper Mohamed Awad and missed a chance to double the score for Red.
Shahat passed the ball to Ajayi inside the penalty area, but Awad intervened to turn the ball into a corner in the 33rd minute did not benefit Al-Ahly in the best way.
It is a wonderful team work organized a serious attack ended with a pass from inside the penalty area to Ajayi to Majdi Afsha who sent a powerful but far from Awad goal in the 34th minute.
The series of wasted opportunities from the red players continued in the 37th minute after a great cross from Ahmed Fathi around Hussein Al-Shahat with a neat header passed next to the left post of goalkeeper Mohammed Awad.
El Ahli scored the goal to confirm the superiority in the 45 + 3 minute after a long pass from Mohamed El Shennawy to Hussein Al Shahat, who dribbled wonderfully in the penalty area and fired a shell blocked by Awad to be followed by Ajayi pass to Al Shahat again, who scored the second goal for his team.
El Ahli returned to their impressive attack in the 49th minute after a breakthrough from Ramadan Sobhi, which ended with a pass to Ajayi in the penalty area to the Nigerian to take the ball and turn his body skillfully before firing a ground shell to the net netting a third goal.
Mustapha Mohamed received a pass behind Ahli’s defense to be the only goalkeeper for Al-Shenawi and get a penalty, including Mahmoud Alaa scored the goal in the 64th minute.
The referee awarded Zamalek a second penalty in the 75th minute, again defending Mahmoud Alaa for execution to send the ball to the left of El Shenawy, who went in the opposite direction.
Zamalek continued to press for the third goal and Bensharqi almost surprised the Red in the 89th minute with a powerful shot inside the penalty area, but went away from the goal of Mohamed El Shenawi.
Ali Maaloul almost scored the fourth goal for Al Ahli in the 90 + 3 minute with a shot from outside the penalty area, but went easy to goalkeeper Mohammed Awad.