Africa Soccer Al Ahly come from behind to force draw with Zamalek

Al Ahly secured a home 2-2 draw against Cairo rivals Zamalek on Sunday night in the Egyptian Premier League contest. 

Al Ahly put their noses in front when Mohamed Sherif opened the scoring in the 11th minute.

He profited from Zamalek’s defender Mohamed Abdelghany’s mistake at the back. 

The defender made a mess of his clearance allowing Sherif to steal the ball and stab it into the net.

Al Ahly had the chances to increase the lead in the first half but Afsha and Abdelkader’s efforts were not productive.

The hosts started the second half with changes as interim coach Samy Komsan withdrew Percy Tau for Hussein El Shahat. 

Thereafter, Hamdy Fathy left the pitch injured and in came Mahmoud Metwally. 

Zamalek finally responded in the 68th minute from Achraf Bencharki’s powerful header.

The visitors doubled the advantage through veteran striker Shikabala who connected a low cross into the net.

Al Ahly pulled themselves from the jaws of defeat as Salah Mohsen scored via the far post.

The Red Eagles are on third place with 41 points from 18 games, only four points behind the leaders, Zamalek who played 21 matches. 

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