Zamalek wins Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup | VIDEO | Highlights
Egypt’s Zamalek survived an onslaught from Saudi champions Al-Hilal in Riyadh to secure a 2-1 win and claim the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup title on Saturday.
Although Hilal launched a wave after wave of attacks, Zamalek were the more clinical, making the most of the few chances they created to go to the locker room 2-0 up, thanks to goals from Tunisian right-back Hamdi Nagguez and Congolese striker Kabongo Kasongo.
Syrian striker Omar Khribin pulled one back early in the second half but Hilal could not find the equalizer, to the surprise of the passionate home fans who watched their side squander numerous goal-scoring chances either side of the interval.
Zamalek featured in the game after winning the Egypt Cup title last season while Al-Hilal are the reigning champions of the Saudi league.
Saturday’s game is the third Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup since the competition was inaugurated in 2001. It was also held in 2003, with Zamalek – then the cup champions – beating Jeddah-based club Ittihad on penalties after a 0-0 draw.