Zamalek salvaged a 2-2 draw at home to high-flying Maqassa in an exciting Egyptian Premier League clash on Saturday.
Zamalek 2-2 Maqassa
Goals by: Ayman Hefni 35, Mostafa Fati 90+6 / Mahmoud Dunga 3, Omar Najdi 59
Maqassa, who claimed the scalp of Zamalek’s Cairo rivals Ahly as well as Ismaily earlier in the campaign, were inches away from another remarkable win over the last of Egypt’s so-called big three when a superb chip by super sub Fathi in the sixth of seven stoppage-time minutes broke their hearts after they produced a spirited display at Cairo’s Petrosport Stadium.
The result marked Zamalek’s second successive draw after they were held by Petrojet in their previous game. They lie fourth in the table with 18 points, five behind leaders Maqassa who played three matches more.
Ahly, whose eight-season hegemony was ended by Zamalek last term, could leapfrog their perennial rivals if they beat El-Entag El-Harbi on Sunday.