Live: Al Ahly v Masr El Maqassa | Egyptian League | April 10th, 2019
Time: 14:00 ET |
Ahly, licking their wounds following a humiliating 5-0 African Champions League defeat, are seeking some solace in the Egyptian Premier League as they meet Maqassa on Wednesday.
The Red Devils suffered their worst ever defeat in an African competition after being embarrassed in Pretoria as South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns put one foot in the Champions League semis.
Barring a miraculous comeback in Saturday’s second leg, Ahly, who lost in the final of the previous two Champions League editions, will exit the prestigious competition that they last won in 2013.
That will leave them with only two domestic titles to fight for, including the league where they are locked in a tight battle with bitter Cairo rivals Zamalek.
With only two points separating them from leaders Zamalek, Ahly are aware they can ill-afford to drop any points at this crucial stage of the season.