Ahly 1-1 Al Sharqeya | Egyptian League | Match Video Review
Ahly’s looming Egyptian Premier League title celebrations could be delayed after they produced another below-par display to allow bottom side Sharqeya to snatch a surprise 1-1 draw on Wednesday.
Victories over Sharqeya and nearest challengers Maqassa in their next game would have given Ahly an unassailable lead at the top with four matches remaining but they were held by their struggling opponents after another performance devoid of any creativity.
The sudden stumble comes a few days after Ahly made a disappointing start to their African Champions League group-stage campaign, failing to break down Zambia’s Zanaco in a 0-0 home draw last Saturday.
Central defender Saad Samir, one of their top formers this season, gave Ahly the lead against Sharqeya on the stroke of halftime after heading home a corner from Abdallah El-Said.
However, Ahly failed to kill off the match and were punished with nine minutes remaining when substitute Fady Farid headed into the bottom corner following an angled free kick.