Zamalek bleeds more points against MIDO’s Wadi Degla | VIDEO
Mido almost got one better over his boyhood club Zamalek but Wadi Degla conceded a late equaliser in a surprise 1-1 draw away to the Cairo giants in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday.
FT: Wadi Degla 1-1 Zamalek
Goals by: Mahmoud Alaa 84 / Ali Gabr 90
Mohamed Anwar, Samuel Afum, Mohamed Helal (Degla)
Hosni Fathi, Tarek Hamed (Zamalek)
Wadi Degla: Mahmoud Reda, Mahmoud Alaa, El-Sayed Salem, Ahmed El-Esh, Boubacar Diarra, Mostafa Galal, Mohamed Anwar, Moustafa Talaat, Hossam Arafat (Samuel Afum 68) , Mohamed Helal (Ragab Nabil), Arafa El-Sayed (Mohamed Sherif 76)
Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shenawi, Hosni Fathi, Mahmoud Hamdi, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Nassef (Ahmed Gaafar 59), Ibrahim Salah, Tarek Hamed, Maarouf Yussuf, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’ (Ayman Hefni 66), Stanley Ohawuchi, Bassem Morsi (Ahmed Refaat 76)
Venue: Al-Salam Stadium, Cairo
Referee: Mohamed Elsabahy
Degla looked to be cruising to a stunning win when defender Mahmoud Alaa headed home with six minutes remaining but Zamalek defender Ali Gabr, who earlier had a header that came off the crossbar, scored a rare goal in stoppage time to secure a share of spoils.
Mido, who was sent off at halftime for protesting a goal that was wrongly ruled out by the referee in the first half, might be ruing a missed chance to defeat the club that sacked him twice in the past three years as he tries to forge a successful coaching career.
Degla were repeatedly denied by Zamalek’s inspired goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawi in the second half, with the White Knights once again failing to hit top gear under new coach Mohamed Salah, under whom the club had drawn twice in three matches.
Zamalek, who are still unbeaten in the league, lie sixth in the table with 18 points from eight matches, 11 behind leaders Ahly but with three matches in hand.
Degla, who collected five points in four matches under Mido, lie eighth with 16 points from 12 matches.
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