Ittihad of Alexandria shock Al Ahly 4-3 in the Egyptian League | HIGHLIGHTS
A depleted Ahly side missing a handful of key players slumped to their first defeat of the season after losing 4-3 to Ittihad of Alexandria in a thrilling Egyptian Premier League game in Cairo on Sunday.
Razak Cisse, a 19-year-old Ivorian forward who is on loan from Zamalek, produced a man-of-the-match display, creating three goals as Ittihad caused an upset at Al-Salam Stadium.
An own goal from Ayman Ashraf gave Ittihad the lead but Egypt striker Marwan Mohsen restored parity with a close-range header, only for striker Khaled Kamar to put the visitors ahead again five minutes before the interval after some great work from Cisse.
In an equally exciting second half, Ivorian midfielder Didier Kore converted a penalty to make it 3-1 but Walid Soliman narrowed the gap with a deft header just past the hour mark.
Substitute Ahmed Al-Alfi struck the fourth two minutes from time but Ahly’s youngster Mohamed Sherif curled home on the turn in stoppage time, leaving Ittihad to suffer a few nervous moments.
Ittihad secured their first win over Ahly in four years.
Al Ahly lie ninth place in the table with 11 points, six behind Zamalek who played two matches more.
Ittihad moved to the sixth spot with 14 points from 10 matches.