Al Ahly overcome Smouha 1-0 in the Egyptian League | Match Highlights
A new-look Ahly side featuring three new signings returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Smouha in the Egyptian Premier League in Alexandria on Tuesday.
A first-half penalty from Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul was enough to give Ahly the full three points after they drew 2-2 with Dakhleya and slumped to a bitter 2-1 defeat by Pyramids FC in their previous two matches.
Smouha played with 10 men for more than 15 minutes after central defender Mahmoud Ezzat received a straight red card for a last-man foul on on-loan winger Ramadan Sobhi.
Ahly moved up to third with 27 points, 14 points behind leaders and arch-rivals Zamalek who played two matches more.
Smouha’s poor run of form leaves them eighth on 23 points.