The second extra half of the Zamalek and Pyramids match ended in a positive draw with a score of 3/3 in the match that brought them together at Cairo International Stadium, in the semi-finals of the Egypt Cup last season, so a penalty shootout was decided to decide who qualified for the final.
First half events
At the start of the match, Zamalek put pressure on Pyramids, and in the 5th minute, the Pyramids team succeeded in scoring the lead goal through Feston Mayelli, who took advantage of Walid El Karti’s excellent through ball.
In the 15th minute, Ahmed Zizou shot a ball from a fixed kick that hit the crossbar above the left scissor, so the White Knight lost the opportunity to equalize.
In the 20th minute, Pyramids launched a dangerous attack on Mohamed Awad’s goal, through Fiston Maili, who passed a cross to Mostafa Fathi and shot it near the post. After that, Zamalek responded with a very dangerous opportunity through Youssef Obama, after which Mahmoud Alaa wasted another opportunity.
In the 27th minute, Youssef Obama missed another opportunity to score the equalizer for Zamalek, and in the 34th minute, Sayed Neymar passed a perfect cross to Zizou, who shot it powerfully over the goal.
In the 41st minute, Maili almost scored the second goal after he was alone with Mohamed Awad after a through ball from Mostafa Fathi. Nabil Imad Donga received a yellow card in the 42nd minute, and in the 47th minute, Fiston Maili missed the chance of a certain goal after a cross from Walid El Karti.
Events of the second half
At the beginning of the second half, Motamed Gamal brought in Mohamed Abdel Shafi as a substitute for Mahmoud Alaa, and the first quarter hour of the first half did not witness any serious opportunities for either team, except for the 57th minute, which witnessed a chance for Fiston Maili, who headed it wide of the goal.
In the 58th minute, Miley was close to being alone with Mohamed Awad’s goal, but the intervention of Hamza Mathlouthi succeeded in cutting off the opportunity for the Pyramids striker.
The Portuguese Jaime Pacheco, the technical director of the Pyramids team, received the red card for objecting to the referee’s decisions, and in the 70th minute, Mahmoud Shikabala and Amr El-Sisi left and Nasser Mansi and Mohamed Ashraf Rouqa entered.
In the 76th minute, Blatty Toure came out and Ramadan Sobhi entered to strengthen the Pyramids ranks. In the 78th minute, Ahmed Tawfiq received the second yellow card, “sent off,” so Pyramids continued the match with 10 players.
In the 87th minute, Ibrahima Ndiaye came out and Samson Akinola entered to increase the attacking effectiveness.
In the first minute of stoppage time, Nabil Imad Dunga scored the equalizer for Zamalek with a header.
First extra period
At the beginning of the half, and in the second minute, Mostafa Fathi succeeded in scoring the goal that advanced Pyramids with an assist from Ramadan Sobhi, and in the 98th minute, Abdullah Gomaa came on as a substitute for Dunga, who was injured.
In the 101st minute, Samson Akinola succeeded in scoring the equalizer for Zamalek after a pass from Youssef Obama. This is Samson’s first goal since the White Knight signed him.
The second extra half
Mohamed Hamdy, the Pyramids player, scored the third goal for Pyramids, after a header from Mostafa Fathi in the 107th minute, and in the 110th minute, Mohamed El-Sheibi went off injured and Mahmoud Merhi entered in his place.
In the 112th minute, Nasser Mansy equalized for Zamalek after scoring the third goal with a header past Ahmed El-Shenawy.
Zamalek’s formation included: Goalkeeper: Mohamed Awad, Defense line: Hamza Mathlouthi – Mahmoud Alaa – Hossam Abdel Majeed, Midfield: Nabil Imad Dunga – Amr El-Sisi – Sayed Abdullah “Nima” – Ibrahima Nday, Offensive line: Ahmed Mustafa “Zizou” – Mahmoud Abdel Razek “Shikabala” – Youssef Obama .
On the bench were Abdel Rahman Nafad, Mohamed Tariq, Hatem Sukkar, Abdullah Jumaa, Mohamed Abdel Shafi, Mohamed Hossam “Biso”, Mohamed Ashraf “Rouqa”, Nasser Mansi, and Samson Akinola.
While the Pyramids formation included: Goalkeeper: Ahmed El-Shenawy, Defense line: Mohamed Hamdy – Ali Gabr – Ahmed Sami – Mohamed El-Shaibi, Midfield: Muhannad Lashin – Walid Al-Karti – Mostafa Fathi – Abdullah Al-Saeed – Blatty Toure, Offensive line : Feston Miley.
He was on the bench: Sherif Ekramy – Mahmoud Marei – Karim Hafez – Ahmed Fathi – Ahmed Tawfiq – Ramadan Sobhi – Youssef Osama Nabih – Saif Farouk Jaafar – Dodo Al-Gabbas.
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