Zamalek Egypt Cup 2018 Champions | VIDEO
Zamalek defeated Smouha on Tuesday night in the Egyptian Cup final to achieve their 26th Cup title.
Smouha grabbed an early opener through Hossam Hassan and looked close to causing an upset but Zamalek’s Congolese forward Kabongo Kasongo headed home with four minutes remaining to spark wild celebrations in the stands of Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium, forcing an extra time.
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Both teams failed to score in the remaining minutes of the regular time and the game went into extra time, which ended with the same result, so the title had to be decided in penalty shootouts.
Zamalek players scored five penalties, while Smouha defender Abdullah Bakry missed a penalty, granting Zamalek the title.
Zamalek repeated their victory over Smouha in 2014 in the Cup final, when Zamalek went on to defeat Smouha 1-0 and achieve the title.
Zamalek is set to face the league champions, Al-Ahly, in the Egyptian Super Cup.