superb coronation of Al Ahly against Zamalek

Al Ahly won the 9th African Cup of Nations (CAF Champions League) in its history, on November 27, 2020 in Cairo. The Egyptian team beat their great rival Zamalek 2-1 after a superb final.

Al Ahly won the ninth Champions League (C1) in his history, after seven years of waiting and 16 months of an edition that was abnormally extended by the Covid-19 pandemic. At an empty Cairo International Stadium due to coronavirus, the Red Devils got the best of their rivals and neighbors to Zamalek, at the end of the first African C1 final without a return match and questioned by two clubs from the same Country.

Shikabala’s masterpiece

Better not be late in front of his screen on Friday night. For the 6th minute, Al Ahly’s attacking midfielder, Amr El Soulia, opened the scoring with an unbeaten header after a corner (0-1).

After a difficult first quarter for Zamalek, it will be the training that Portuguese Jaime Pacheco coaches. After 15 minutes, a mistake by the home side’s left defense allowed Mohamed Elshenawy to get through. A first warning before the storm.

Because in half an hour of play, Shikabala realizes a real masterpiece. Party on the right wing infiltrates the attacking midfielder between two defenders with a traction before deleting a third with a double contact. Then he sends the ball in the opposite window with a sublime strike: 1-1, 31.

Magdy Afsha’s answer

After the break, however, a hard blow for the white knights. The same Shikabala must leave the lawn due to an injury. Fortunately for him and his teammates, Hussein El Shahat missed the wrong just before. Served on a plate by left-hander Ali Maaloul, the right wing of Al Ahly finds a way to shoot right upright while the cage was wide open (54).

However, Zamalek is no more successful when center Ahmed Sayed Zizo sends a missile that bounces on the right post to Elshenawy (65th). It’s just a few bounces: in the 86th minute, Mohamed Magdy Afsha responds to Shikabala’s masterpiece with a jewel: the defender controls the ball from a distance and drives it into the opposing net with a half volley. good: 1-2, end result.

South African coach Pitso Mosimane and his players can rejoice. Here they are again on the roof of Africa, after a Champions League marathon 2019-2020.


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