Zamalek produced what might be their best league performance this season to defeat arch rivals Al Ahly 3-1 in Match Day 21 of the 2019-20 Egyptian Premier League at Cairo International Stadium on Saturday (22 August 2020).
The famous “Cairo Derby” ended in white prevalence, as The White Knights emerged victorious over their bitterest rivals. Zamalek raised their tally to 42 points, fourteen shy of league leaders Al Ahly who had their first defeat of the season.
Ahmed “Zizo” Sayed broke the deadlock for Zamalek after 13 minutes, connecting well to Moroccan Achraf Bencharki’s cross from the left side.
Al Ahly missed a handful of chances in the opening half, the nearest of which being Senegalese Aliou Badji’s header that kissed the post. Both sides went to the break with Zamalek leading 1-0.
The Red Devils found the equalizer two minutes after the hour mark through defender Yasser Ibrahim, who made use of a scramble inside Zamalek’s area following a corner.
But it was soon 2-1 in the favor of the hosts when Mostafa Mohamed brilliantly controlled Hazem Emam’s cross and scored to give Zamalek the lead again.
Despite Ahly’s numerous efforts to find the equalizer, youngster substitute Ossama Faisal put the game beyond their reach when he scored three minutes into injury time, finishing a swift counter attack by tapping the ball into Mohamed El Shennawy’s net.