Al-Ahly defeats Zamalek and wins the Egypt Cup for the 39th time in its history sports


Al-Ahly team was crowned champion of the Egypt Cup for the 2022-2023 season for the 39th time in its history, after defeating its traditional rival, Zamalek, with two unanswered goals – today, Friday – in the final match of the tournament that was held in the Saudi capital.

The first half ended in a goalless draw, as the two teams failed to take advantage of the few attempts they had in front of the goals.

In the second half, Al-Ahly was able to score the lead goal in the 84th minute through Imam Ashour.

Then Mohamed Magdy Afsha added the second goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time for the match.

This was the first final match of the tournament to be held outside Egypt.

At All Park Stadium in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the stands were covered in red and white, amid a busy crowd atmosphere.

In the 84th minute, Al-Ahly succeeded in scoring the first goal through Imam Ashour, as he received a ball inside the penalty area from his colleague Mohamed Magdy (Afsha), and put it into Awad’s net, scoring the first goal, with which the referee was forced to resort to (FAR) to verify its authenticity before counting it.

In the fourth minute of stoppage time for the second half, Afsha scored the second goal for Al-Ahly, after receiving a pass from Imam Ashour on the edge of the penalty area, putting the ball with a distinctive low shot past Awad, who failed to handle the ball.

The rest of the minutes of the second half did not witness anything new, until the referee blew the whistle for the end of the match.

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