Al Ahly run riot over El Sharqia Dokhan

African Football

Al Ahly thrashed Eastern Company 4-1 in their first game since Pitso Mosimane's departure on Wednesday night.

There was no Percy Tau in the match day as he only arrived in the country on Wednesday,  while third-choice goalkeeper Moustafa Shobeir got his first league start of the season.

Ahly had the breakthrough in no less than 25 minutes where a perfectly timed long ball by Ramy Rabia saw Hussein El Shahat control expertly and dinked into the back of the net.

It was two after just three minutes when forward Taher Mohamed thumped a penalty beyond the reach of their opposite number following a foul in the danger area.

The bottom-placed visitors issued a substitution over nine minutes to halftime in which Ahmed Temsah entered for Saber Ashraf El Shimi.

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Another arrival from the dugout followed within a minute with Mohamed Ali Trabelsi recalled and Mohamed Ramadan restored as the midfielder’s replacement.

The Cairo Red Devils continued where they left off in the first half 12 minutes following the restart and grabbed a third through a smart solo finish from Ahmed Abdel Kader.

A substitution from the host came a few minutes later where Badr Benoun replaced Mahmoud Metwaly due to an injury the latter had sustained.

Eastern maintained believe soon before fulltime and reduced the tally courtesy of Firas Iffia, who finished off an assist from Temsah.

The Cairo Red Devils restored advantage nine minutes from time through a finish from Hossam Hassan, but it didn’t count as a pitch-side review noted a foul on the opposite keeper in the build-up.

Ahly did eventually snatched a fourth albeit at the death as Walid Soliman connected with Salah Mohsen and applied a decent finish to hand the host an emphatic victory.

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