Pitso’s Al Ahly Drop Points Vs 10 Man
Al Ahly dropped two points against 10-man Pyramids on Thursday evening following a late goalkeeping mistake by Mohamed El Shenawy and a missed penalty.
Al Ahly had an early chance to open the scoreline in the 3rd minute but a shot from Taher Mohamed from inside the box flew over the bar.
Pyramids’ star Ramdan Sobhi had a shot saved from El Shenawi after 23 minutes, in a game that was low on highlights in the first 30 minutes.
Al Ahly had the ball in the back of the net just before the break but it was ruled out for offside.
Pyramids were reduced to 10 men in injury-time of the first half after Nabil Emad Dunga got sent off. He initially received his second yellow card for a bad foul but the referee even opted for a straight after VAR review.
Despite a man down, Pyramids opened the score-line in the 46th minute, just after the break, when Ibrahim Adel finished off a perfect counter past El Shenawy.
Al Ahly equalised just three minutes later when Hussein El Shahat pounced on a rebound after the initial shot from Taher Mohamed by was saved by the Pyramids keeper.
Al Ahly received a penalty in the 60th minute but Ali Maaloul missed the spot kick, with his effort hitting the left post.
Mosimane’s men had a good chance to take the lead after 72 minutes by the Pyramids keeper Ahmed El Shenawy once again pulled off a good save.
The hosts eventually managed to score their second goal in the 81st minute when Kahraba appeared unmarked at the far post following a corner to put the ball in the back of the net.
Al Ahly could’ve made it 3-1 in injury time but a shot by Sherif only hit the upright. Just a minute later, Pyramids scored the late equaliser after a howler by El Shenawy allowed Eric Traore to put the ball past the Al Ahly keeper.
Despite having seven games in hand, Al Ahly sit in third place but missed out on closing their gap on Zamalek, who have 19 points more on the log. However, if Mosimane’s side would win their games in hand, they would move two points ahead of their bitter rivals.