Saturday 03 April 2021
Follow-up – Ali Al-Bahji:
Zamalek team won a 2-0 victory outside their home country, Mouloudia Algeria, in the framework of the fifth round of the group stage of the African Champions League.
Youssef Obama scored in the first goal for Zamalek in the 7th minute, before Mahmoud Abdel Razek Shikabala added the second goal in the 33rd minute.
With that result, the Zamalek team reached 5 points in third place, while Mouloudia stuck at 8 points.
Zamalek needs to win the next match against Senegalese Twingate, in addition to the fall of MCA in the last round of the group stage, to ensure qualification for the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Zamalek played a formation made up of:
Goalkeeper: Mahmoud Jensh.
Defense line: Hazem Imam – Mahmoud Al-Wensh – Mahmoud Alaa – Ahmed Fattouh.
Midfield: Tariq Hamed – Ferjani Sassi.
Offensive midfield: Youssef Ibrahim “Obama” – Mahmoud Abdel Razek “Shikabala” – Ashraf Bencharki.
Offensive line: Marwan Hamdy
In the 5th minute, a fixed blow to Mouloudia hits a strong ground next to the human wall, and a splendid tackle by Jensh saves his goal from a ball that was almost a goal for the landowners.
Zamalek made the first goal in the 7th minute through the player Youssef Obama after a ground pass inside the penalty area by the player Ashraf Bencharki.
The 14th minute saw a missed opportunity for the Mouloudia team, after a corner for the Algerian team inside the penalty area and a header from the Mouloudia player tackled by Jensh, then the Zamalek defense dispersed outside the stadium a corner for Mouloudia.
Goalkeeper Mahmoud Abdel-Rahim Jensh continued his brilliance, as he kept a dangerous cross from his goal in the 23rd minute of the match.
In the 33rd minute, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek Shikabala managed to score the second goal after using the aiming weapon from inside the penalty area, so that the ball landed in the net of the Mouloudia goalkeeper.
Youssef Obama wasted a chance for Zamalek in the 38th minute, after a cross from the right side through Hazem Imam, and reached Obama, who hit the ball above the bar.
At the start of the second half, Chikabala sent a cross into the penalty area of Mouloudia and a shot from Ahaddad passed by the left post of Mouloudias goal out of the stadium.
In the 49th minute, Bilal Ben Saha penetrated into the penalty area, blocking the winch ball and asking the Mouloudia player to kick a penalty, and the referee indicated that the match would be completed.
In the 61st minute, coach Carteron decided to push Abdullah Jumaa instead of Mahmoud Abdel-Razek Shikabala, to collect him by striking a weak and easy-to-reach soccer ball in the hands of the MC goalkeeper.
The match referee famously scored a yellow card in the face of Hazem Imam in the 50th minute, and then another card for his team-mate Ashraf Bencharki in the 68th minute.