The summit 123 from inside the minds of Musimani and Carteron.. The stability of the formation is the French weapon to strike Al-Ahly.. The South African differentiates between two plans to penetrate the defenses of Zamalek.. and a three-way battle between the two poles in the middle of the field


At eight oclock on Friday evening, fans of Arab football in general and Egyptian football in particular turn towards Cairo International Stadium to follow the summit match between the two poles of Egyptian football, which brings together Al-Ahly and Zamalek in the third round of the General League competition.

Al-Ahly enters the match after winning in the last two rounds Al-Ismaili with a clean four and Al-Ahly Bank with a clean goal. On the other hand, Zamalek decided the first two matches in its favour, against Enppi and the Vanguard of the Army with two clean goals against both teams.

South African Betso Musimani, Al-Ahly coach, and French coach Patrice Carteron, Zamalek coach, are currently studying the match from all sides, how to manage it, reach the three points, and take precedence in the league championship from its beginning and give his players confidence in crowning it.

In this report, we review what is going on in the minds of Musimani and Carteron before the 123rd league summit.


Al-Ahly’s technical staff, led by Pitso Musimani, is studying the plan for the 123rd summit match against Zamalek, and choosing the best formation to start the important and difficult match, in light of Musimani’s desire to resolve the summit’s position in his favour, and confirm his superiority over Zamalek, after he had previously won two previous matches with the Red team and a single draw. .

Musimani is working on choosing the best way for him to penetrate the defense of Zamalek, especially as he is the most prominent line in the ranks of the white team in the presence of the quartet Hamza Al-Mathlouthi, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Al-Wensh and Ahmed Fattouh. Muhammad Abu Jabal and achieving the main objective of getting the three points out of the 123rd summit.

Musimani called on Al-Ahly’s front-line players to move without a ball and not to surrender to the expected supervision of the Zamalek players, and the need to move the ball quickly and rely on one-touch play, in addition to the need for good positioning and possession of the ball as long as possible in the match to reduce the danger of the white team.

Al-Ahly suffers from the instability of the game plan so far, as the Ismaili match started with 3/4/3, with Mohamed Sharif on the Al-Ahly bench, and the use of the middle trio in front of him was the trio of Percy Tau, Afsha and Mixoni, which gave Al-Ahly the overwhelming superiority in front of Ismaili, while it failed in front of the bank, To change it to his usual method 4/2/3/1 by involving Sharif, who succeeded in shaking the bank’s window, should he start with 3/4/3 in front of Zamalek or return to 4/2/3/1.


On the other hand, French coach Patrice Carteron, coach of Zamalek, is preparing his papers for the summit match, which is considering adjusting some positions and paying in a new way that confuses Musimani’s accounts.

The Frenchman is considering pushing 3 players in the midfield to form the team in front of Al-Ahly, as he wants to push the trio of Tariq Hamed, in front of Ashour and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz in the middle of the field to secure the midfield and not give the opportunity to Al-Ahly players to control the middle of the field, provided that Ashour is granted powers to perform Obamas role in the playmaker position.

Cartieron gave special instructions to the duo, Saif Al-Din Al-Jaziri and Omar Al-Saeed, the strikers of the team before confronting Al-Ahly, on the need to take advantage of the opportunities that threaten them against Al-Ahly’s goal, especially since the top matches do not witness many opportunities for the two goals, and it is necessary to exploit the equal opportunities to score goals..

Carteron also asked the duo to support the team defensively by putting pressure on the Al-Ahly defense and not giving them an opportunity to advance offensively so that there would be no increase in the number of Al-Ahly players in front of the Zamalek goal throughout the match..


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