Al-Ahly tied with its guest Al-Ahly Bank with one goal for each team, in the postponed match between the two teams of the 25th round of the Egyptian League.
And Al-Ahly Bank repeated its tie with Al-Ahly for the second time this season.
The draw raised Al-Ahly’s balance to 52 points in second place from 24 matches, 9 points behind leaders Zamalek.
Al-Ahly Bank reached point 26 in 15th place.
Al-Ahly played the match without 6 players who joined the Egyptian Olympic team, namely Mohamed El-Shennawy, Ahmed Ramadan “Beckham”, Nasser Maher, Taher Mohamed Taher, Akram Tawfiq and Salah Mohsen.
Al-Ahly controlled the ball at the beginning of the game, but the National Bank threatened the red team’s goal first when the ball reached Fadi Farid and hit it hard from inside the penalty area, but Ali Lotfi sent it away for a corner.
He sent a cross from the right side, which was electrocuted by a header kick, but goalkeeper Mahmoud Al-Zanfali shoved it away brilliantly.
Al-Ahly continued its strong pressure, and Amr Al-Sulayya fired a powerful ball from outside the penalty area, and again the goalkeeper saved it and kept it away from the goal.
Badr Banoon played a cross, which Ajayi met with a strong header, but the ball passed near the post.
Hamdi Fathi missed the most dangerous opportunity for Al-Ahly in the first half, after Al-Sulayya hit a ball that reached him in front of the goal, but he did not play it well to pass next to the post.
The first half ended in a goalless draw.
Al-Ahly started the second half with strong offensive pressure and waited only 3 minutes to score the first goal against the National Bank through Mohamed Magdy Afsha.
Al-Sulayya passed the ball to Ajayi to the right, who shot and bounced from the defense to reach Afsha, who shot hard to the left of Mahmoud Al-Zanfali, scoring Al-Ahly’s first goal in the 48th minute.
Al-Ahly dominated the game after the first goal in an attempt to score again in the nets of the National Bank.
Al-Ahly Bank responded with a strong shot from Osama Ibrahim, which Ali Lotfi removed to a corner.
Al-Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane made the first substitution, with Alio Diang coming in instead of Junior Ajayi in the 64th minute.
Then Walter Bwalya participated instead of Kahraba in the 73rd minute.
Al-Ahly Bank players demanded a penalty kick for touching the ball by Ali Maaloul’s hand, and the referee waited for the video decision, which indicated to him to complete the game.
Marwan Mohsen entered the stadium in the 83rd minute instead of Mohamed Sharif.
And from Assem Salah’s cross in the 86th minute, substitute Karim Bambo scored a goal that equalized Al-Ahly Bank with a powerful header that landed in Ali Lotfi’s net.
After the goal, Al-Ahly tried to attack strongly in an attempt to score the winning goal, but all his attempts were not completed in front of Mahmoud Al-Zanfali’s goal.
The match ended in a draw, just as the first round match between the two teams ended.