Al Ahly Go 11 Unbeaten Ahead Of Chiefs
Al Ahly will enter the CAF Champions League final against Kaizer Chiefs in superb form after going 11 games unbeaten following another win on Sunday.
Pitso Mosimane’s side, though, had to come from behind against Misr El Makasa to collect three important points in the title race.
The hosts had a chance to open he scoring after just three minutes when Basem Morsy could shoot from inside the box but it was saved by Mohamed El Shenawy.
Al Ahly thought they had received a penalty in the 12th minute when Mohamed Sherif was brought down in the box but the decision was overturned due to an offside in the build-up.
The visitors had the ball in the back of the net after 22 minutes but there was another offside in the build-up.
Al Ahly kept on putting Makasa under pressure with a Sherif header being saved in the 27th minute, while Junior Oluwafemi Ajayi’s left footed shot missed the target a minute later.
The hosts were awarded a penalty against the run of play after VAR review and scored the opener in the 33th minute when Mody converted from the spot.
Mosimane’s men had a chance for an instant equaliser but Maaloul’s shot only hit the side netting in the 36th minute.
They did level matters two minutes later when Sherif converted a powerful header following a cross by Maaloul.
Al Ahly could’ve been ahead at the break but a header by Afsha in the fourth minute of injury time only hit the post.
Mosimane’s side had another great chance to score just after the break but were prevented by a last-ditch tackle from the hosts.
Al Ahly had another goal ruled out by VAR in the 50th minute when Sherif chipped the ball over the keeper but from an offside position.
Sherif did eventually complete his brace in the 62nd minute completing a fine move with a header.
Al Ahly scored their third in the 73rd minute when Sherif’s shot was initially saved by the keeper before bouncing of a Makasa player into his own goal – this time VAR came to help as the assistant had flagged it offside.
The ‘Club of the Century’ added another goal in injury time when Afsha caught out Makasa keeper from the halfway line.
The victory takes Al Ahly within 10 points of first-placed Zamalek with four league games in hand. Al Ahly’s next game will be against Kaizer Chiefs next week Saturday.