Zamalek beat Dakhlia 4-3 in a dramatic match | VIDEO
Two late goals from substitutes Salah Riko and Ahmed Refaat gave Zamalek a last-gasp 4-3 win against against lowly side Dakhleya on Sunday in the Egyptian Premier League to remain in contention for a CAF Champions League spot next year.
Despite scoring the opener and ending the first half on a 1-1 draw, Zamalek were stunned by two goals after the break but finally managed to fight back to claim a late victory and stay six points behind second-placed Maqassa who have a game in hand.
The defeat leaves Dakhleya in the danger zone as they currently lie at the 16th place, third from bottom in the 18-team table with 24 points.
Full time: Dakhleya 3-4 Zamalek
Goals by: Benjamin Acheampong 41, Ahmed Samir Farag 48, Mahmoud Mansour 61 / Stanley Ohawuchi 35, Ali Gabr 57, Salah Riko 89, Ahmed Refaat 90+2
Ahmed Saber (Dakhleya)
Mohamed Nassef (Zamalek)
Salah Riko (Zamalek)
Dakhleya: Mahmoud El-Gharabawy – Hossam Abdel-Gawad, Gehad Genedi, Mahmoud Mansour, Ahmed Saber – Mohamed Adel (Minisu Buba 90+3), Abdel-Aziz Moussa, Abdel-Rahman El-Sewesi (Abdel-Rahman Boudi 60), Saido Simpore, Ahmed Samir Farag (Ehab Rayan 81), Benjamin Acheampong.
Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shennawi – Mohamed Nassef, Mohamed Magdi, Ali Gabr, Hosni Fathi (Osama Ibrahim 58, Salah Riko 65) – Mahmoud Dunga (Ahmed Refaat 65), Maarouf Yussuf, Mohamed Ibrahim, Mahmoud “Shikabala” Abdel-Razeq – Stanley Ohawuchi, Hossam “Paulo” Salama
Venue: PetroSport Stadium