In the 26th round of the Egyptian League, Al-Ahly beat El-Gouna with two goals without reply and came out of the dark tunnel.
and owed Al Ahli His coach Ricardo Soares credited the win to Tunisian Ali Maloul, who set up the first goal for Rami Rabia and added the second goal in the 73rd and 78th minutes with penalty kicks.
With the win, the Red Knight snapped a streak of two consecutive defeats against Pyramids in the league and Zamalek in the Egypt Cup final.
Al-Ahly raised its score to 51 points in third place, and two matches have been postponed, while El-Gouna’s tie is frozen in 13th place on 26 points.
Soares abandoned his ideas and resorted to the 3-4-3 scheme implemented by his predecessor Pitso Mosimane earlier in the season.
Al-Ahly dominated and scored in El-Gouna’s goal with 4 dangerous efforts from Hamdi Fathi, Rami Rabia, Mohamed Maqdi “Kafsha” and Hosam Hassan.
However, the stadium leans to the left, which is occupied by the duo of Ali Malool and Ahmed Abdel Ghader, while no stamp appears on the right.
El Gouna coach Talat Youssef counter-attacked, but efforts from Karim Tarek and Mahmoud Shabrawi were not dangerous.
The second half was more exciting as the net was shaken 3 times and Al-Ahly won it with two goals without reply.
The excitement began in absolute isolation when Mahmoud Shabrawi missed him very oddly and flicked a weak ball into Al-Shennawi’s hands.
Ahmed Abdel Kader responded by scoring Maradoni’s goal, but Hossam Hasan’s foul was canceled out by video technology.
Al-Ahly’s coach made more than one change to the squad, with Salah Mohsen, Mohamed Hani and Walid Sulaiman all included, while Amr Al-Sulaiya left with a strong muscle injury.
And in just 5 minutes, Al-Ahly broke El-Gouna’s resolve, with Rami Rabia scoring the first goal after a wide cross from Ali Maloul.
Maaloul returned, giving his team a penalty kick which he successfully scored before leaving the field to be replaced by Mahmoud Waheed.
Referee Ibrahim Nureddin called for 4 minutes of added time, which was almost as harsh for Al-Ahly as Saif Al-Aghouz was denied a crossbar to reduce the deficit.
Before the referee blew the final whistle, Mohamed El-Shennawi made a perfect save from Ethiopian Shimels Begley’s shot.
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