Walid Soliman scored a stoppage time stunner to beat Ismaily 1-0 | VIDEO
Imperious Ahly scored in stoppage time to beat nearest challengers Ismaily 1-0 and take a giant stride towards a third consecutive Egyptian Premier League title on Tuesday.
Substitute Walid Soliman ended Ismaily’s resistance with a diving header one minute into stoppage time as Ahly capped their dominance with a well-deserved victory to close on an 11th league triumph in the last 12 editions.
The title is Ahly’s to lose after an unstoppable run of seven straight wins saw them increase their lead over Ismaily at the top of the league table to nine points with a game in hand over their bitter foes.
Ismaily, playing their first match under caretaker coach Mohsen Abou-Greisha, continue to stutter following the sudden departure of French boss Sebastien Desabre last month.
Desabre’s successor Abou-Taleb El-Essawi resigned from his post last week, less than a month after taking over. Ismaily extended their winless run to five matches.