Saturday 03 April 2021
Cairo – Masrawy:
Al-Ahly team tied against its Sudanese counterpart Al-Merrikh with two goals for each team during the match that brought them together this afternoon, in the fifth round of the African Champions League group stage.
Al-Merrikh took the lead in the 26th minute through the header of his player Ramadan Ajeeb, before Saifuddin Bakhit added the second goal in the 36th minute, before Ramadan Ajeeb returned and wasted a penalty kick that his team got in the 45 + 1 minute.
In the second half, Al-Ahly won a penalty kick in the 81st minute; After blocking his player Ayman Ashraf inside the penalty area, Badr Bannon paid it successfully before Yasser Ibrahim equalized for Al-Ahly in the 90 + 4 minute.
With this draw, Al-Ahly raised its score to point 8, 4 points ahead of Vita, who was defeated by his counterpart Simba to lose his hopes in the competition, while Al-Merrikh raised his tally to point 2, but is still at the bottom of the group.
Here is a summary of the most prominent events of the match:
The first 5 minutes passed in the midst of mutual control by the two teams before it stopped due to the fall of Ahmed Al-Shennawi, Al-Ahly goalkeeper, in a joint ball with the Al-Merrikh players inside the penalty area in a ball that the referee counted as offside before it was resumed again.
The 7th minute witnessed a danger from Mohamed Magdy “Afsha”, who received the ball at the edge of the penalty area and dodged the defenders of Mars even into the penalty area before hitting the ball at the feet of the defenders.
The first 15 minutes of the first half passed, which witnessed the control of Al-Ahly players over the course of events in the past minutes.
And in the 16th minute: Yasser Ibrahim sent a cross inside the Sudan penalty area to Mohamed Hani, but the goalkeeper caught it.
In the 26th minute, the Al-Merrikh team executed a direct free kick inside the Al-Ahly penalty area. Ramadan wondered with his head in the Al-Ahly goal.
In the 30th minute, play was stopped after the Sudanese player Al Merrikh fell on the pitch before the match resumed.
In the 35th minute: Seifuddin “Terry” scored the second goal for Sudan’s Al-Merrikh after he received the ball at the borders of Al-Ahly’s penalty area, advanced it and shot it in the net.
45th minute: Al-Merreikh of Sudan got a penalty after Badr Bannon had blocked his team.
In the 45th minute + 1: Ramadan Ajab scored the penalty kick next to the left post of Al-Ahly.
The end of the first half of the meeting with the advancement of Mars with two clean goals, wait for coverage of the most prominent events of the second half as soon as it begins:
The start of the second half of the match, with two substitutions, with the departure of Marwan Mohsen and the participation of Bwalia, in addition to the payment of Taher Mohamed Taher for Ajay.
47th minute: Al-Ahly almost reduced the score with a goal through Mohamed Sharif, but the guards of Al-Merrikh Muhammad Mustafa confronted it and the defense of his team removed it from the penalty area.
52nd minute: A shot by Ayman Ashraf from the border of the Al-Merrikh penalty area, but was caught by Al-Merrikh goalkeeper Mohamed Mostafa.
The 65th minute: Al-Merrikh almost scored the third goal against Al-Ahly after a series of passes. It was “Terry”, with a shot once next to the left post of Mohamed El-Shenawy.
The 67th minute: Betso Musimani made a third change by pushing Hussein Al-Shahat instead of Mohamed Sharif, in addition to a fourth change by paying Walid Suleiman instead of Diang.
The 70th minute: The referee stops the match to drink water and catch a breath before the match resumes.
The 77th minute: A cross reaches Walter Bwalia inside the Martian penalty area, turning it with his head next to the crossbar.
The 80th minute: Al-Ahly got a penalty kick after Al-Merrikh player Ayman Ashraf was banned inside the penalty area.
The 81st minute: Badr Bannon successfully hit the penalty spot, narrowing the score.
In the 90th + 4th minute: Yasser Ibrahim tied for Al-Ahly with a header around Al-Merreikh.