Books – Muhammad Hammam:
The Al-Ahly club’s football team continued its negative results in the Egyptian “we” league competition, with a fatal draw that was achieved against Ceramica Cleopatra, with a goal for each side, in a meeting held at the “Arab Contractors” stadium, within the accounts of the 17th week.
Ceramica team advanced through Bassem Morsi (87), but Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” scored a penalty kick to save Al-Ahly from losing in the 101st minute.
Al-Ahly squandered new points for the third match in a row, after a negative draw with Tala’a El-Gaish in the previous round, and before it was lost by Al-Masry Al-Portsaidi (1-0).
Al-Ahly’s position in the standings table became second with (33 points), five points behind Zamalek, the leader in the table, but the Red team has three matches postponed.
On the other hand, the Ceramica team got a valuable point despite its advance in the result, bringing the team to the thirteenth place with (18 points).
Formation of Ceramica Cleopatra: Amer Amer – Musab Al-Battat – Seif Taqa – Khaled Sobhi – Mahmoud Al-Badri – Ahmed Mohsen – Sherif Dabo – Mahmoud Nabil – Naful Kobena – Mohamed Tony – Mohamed Ibrahim.
Al-Ahly formation: Mohamed El-Shennawy – Mohamed Hani – Mohamed Abdel-Moneim – Ayman Ashraf – Mahmoud Waheed – Hamdi Fathi – Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” – Taher Mohamed Taher – Louis Michisoni – Salah Mohsen – Mohamed Sharif.
Al-Ahly’s first threats came in the sixth minute through Mohamed Sharif, from a header that touched the outer net after a cross from Mahmoud Waheed from the left side.
Mahmoud Nabil, a ceramica player, tried, in the eighth minute, to threaten Al-Ahly’s goal with a ground shot from outside the penalty area that passed far on Mohamed El-Shennawy.
In the 18th minute, Al-Ahly team got a direct free kick in front of the penalty area after being obstructed by Mohamed Sharif by Mahmoud Al-Badry. Mahmoud Waheed executed the ball, but it hit the wall, leaving the result negative.
The 23rd minute witnessed a dangerous opportunity for Ceramica after a cross from Kobina, through which Sherif Dabo tried to convert it into the net with a header, but Mohamed Hani intervened at the appropriate time and turned the ball into a corner kick.
A quick attack by the Ceramica team in the 25th minute, after an elaborate cross from Sherif Dabo, hit the head of Mohamed Ibrahim, who is in front of the goal, but the ball passes far into Al-Ahly’s goal.
The danger of the Ceramica team continued after a cross by Kobina in the 28th minute, touching Mohamed Ibrahim, then the ball passed in front of the players until it reached Mohamed El-Shennawy, amid a retreat among Al-Ahly players.
A decline among Al-Ahly players made the Ceramica Cleopatra team try to exploit the situation, as Mohamed Ibrahim tried with a pass from inside the penalty area to contribute to the first goal of his team after the ball reached Sherif Dabo, but the latter wasted a dangerous opportunity in front of Al-Ahly’s goal in the 30th minute.
A dangerous opportunity for Al-Ahly in the 40th minute, after a penetration from the depth of the Ceramica team, to reach the ball at Mahmoud Waheed, who hits a powerful ball that passes over the goal.
Pitso Mosimane made an emergency change with the exit of Mohamed Abdel Moneim due to an injury in the 42nd minute, to be replaced by Yasser Ibrahim.
In the 46th minute of the first half, a dangerous opportunity was provided for substitute Percy Tau, who shot from inside the penalty area and the ball passed next to the post.
And Percy Tau went down between the two halves at the expense of Salah Mohsen, to be the second change in the Al-Ahly team.
In the 62nd minute, Hamdi Fathi tried with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area to reach Amer Amer’s net, but the ball passed a little near the post.
In the 66th minute, Mohamed Ibrahim almost dealt a strong blow to Al-Ahly after evading from inside the penalty area to cross from the left side, but Al-Shennawy saved the ball at the right time.
A counterattack was for Ceramica team in the 78th minute, during which Ahmed Mohsen tried to reach Al-Ahly’s net with a shot from inside the penalty area, but the ball went out and passed far from the goal.
A dangerous opportunity for Al-Ahly was in the 85th minute, after a cross from Hussein Al-Shahat, the ball arrives in a wonderful place for Mohamed Mahmoud, but he wastes the opportunity to score and the result remains negative.
In the 87th minute, substitute Basem Morsi managed to score Ceramica Cleopatra’s first goal after establishing a more than wonderful goal through Mohamed Ibrahim, to advance Ceramica with a goal without a response.
In the 95th minute, Mohamed Mahmoud fell into the penalty area after the Al-Ahly player tried to score with a header, but he hit Ahmed Mohsen, but referee Nader Qamar Al-Dawla stopped the match to return to the video technology.
Al-Ahly received a penalty kick in the ninth minute by a decision from Nader Qamar Al-Dawla, who confirmed Al-Ahly’s eligibility to receive a penalty kick, in addition to Ahmed Mohsen receiving a yellow card.
In the 101st minute, Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” managed to score the equalizer for Al-Ahly from a penalty kick, making the score 1-1.