Zamalek on fire with a 4th straight win in the League against El-Entag
A double from deep-lying forward Youssef Ibrahim gave Zamalek their fourth consecutive Egyptian Premier League win as they beat El-Entag El-Harby 2-1 in a hard-fought game on Saturday.
He opened the scoring after finishing off a flowing move on 16 minutes and added the second with a simple tap-in nine minutes from time to take his tally to six league goals, just two behind top scorer and teammate Mahmoud Alaa.
In between, Zamalek keeper Mahmoud Gennesh pulled off a string of impressive saves to prevent Entag from restoring parity on a number of occasions, including blocking a first-half penalty.
The hosts scored a stoppage-time consolation though via another penalty converted by Mohamed Ragab. Both Entag and Zamalek had Mohamed Maged and Mohamed Abdel-Ghani sent off respectively for throwing punches at each other just before the final whistle.
Zamalek are on top of the table with 26 points as they eye their first league crown in four years. They are six ahead of second-placed Maqassa, who played a game more. Entag lie fifth with 19 points.