The defensive level of Al-Ahly club has decreased significantly during the past matches, which was clearly evident with the changes in the red team’s back line, due to injuries, absences, and an unequal level between the starting players and substitutes, which led to the red team receiving 11 goals after playing 16 league matches, especially if What was compared to last season, which Al-Ahly ended and conceded only 8 goals.
Injuries and absences affect the back line The red teamIt is the most prominent factor in Al-Ahly’s reception of goals in the past matches, as the last match during which Al-Ahmar came out with a clean sheet in the league, was on March 10, when Al-Ahly beat Al-Ismaili with a double clean.
Ahly Due to the pressure of the matches, I missed the basic back line completely, after Muhammad Hani, the right-back, Badr Bannon, Yasser Ibrahim and Ayman Ashraf, as the heart of Al-Ahly’s defenses, were also injured, while Ali Maaloul, the left-back, missed Al-Ahly since his participation in the World Cup clubs due to the back muscle.
Despite the availability of alternatives, they were not at the same level, especially since Saad Samir returned after a long period of absence due to his Achilles tendon injury, to play with Rami Rabia for the first time a long time ago, which caused wholesale errors during matches that caused Al-Ahly to lose a lot of Important points in the clash of the league lead
And not only absences, but the fluctuation of the level of Muhammad Al-Shennawi, the Red Lair goalkeeper, was one of the main reasons for the decline in defensive performance.