Egypt Championship: Zamalek takes the lead with a big win over Aswan
Zamalek continued its lead in the Egyptian Football League, with a broad victory over its guest Aswan, with a 3-0 victory, on Thursday, at Cairo International Stadium, in the twenty-sixth stage of the competition. The Zamalek hat-trick was scored by Ahmed Sayed “Zizou” (34 from a penalty kick and 75) and Tunisian substitute Seif El-Din Jaziri. Zamalek raised its score to 58 points in first place, 15 points behind the second Egyptian, and 17 points from Al-Ahly, the defending champion, and for the latter 7 games postponed, while Aswan’s balance froze at 24 points in fifteenth place. The first half was technically average, as Zamalek dominated most of its periods, but without danger or effectiveness against the Aswan goal, whose players retreated to the defense with reliance on counter-attacks. In the 32nd minute, the referee awarded a penalty kick to Zamalek after Zizou was obstructed. The same player hit it and shot it to the right of Khaled Walid. Aswan players abandoned their defensive caution, and the substitute Hamza Magdy almost equalized after he extracted the ball from Ahmed Eid, and shot from inside the penalty area, goalkeeper Mahmoud Abdel Rahim “Genesh”, who bounced around Mohamed Osama’s header, which was saved by Jensh. Play was confined to the middle of the field and there was no danger to the two goals completely, despite the changes made by both coaches to increase the offensive effectiveness and adjust the result, until the 75th minute came and from a skill break between substitute Shikabala and Ben Sharqi, the ball reached Zizou inside the penalty area and he shot it to the right of Khaled Walid, scoring the goal. The second. Then the substitute Seif El-Din Al-Jaziri added the third goal, taking advantage of Bin Sharqi’s cross, which he shot to the left of Khaled Walid.