Zamalek suffers shock loss against Ghazl El Mahalla
Zamalek threw away their lead and conceded a last-gasp goal to suffer their first defeat of the season following a 2-1 loss to promoted Ghazl El-Mahalla in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday.Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter to receive all the live games alerts or subscribe to our web browser notifecations. You can also download our Andriod App here on Google Play
Tunisian midfielder Ferjani Sassi, whose future at Zamalek is uncertain as his contract expires at the end of the season, headed home nine minutes past the hour mark to end Mahalla’s resistance.
However, Zamalek were punished for needlessly easing off as Abdo Yehia brought Mahalla level with a deflected shot on 77 minutes.
Sassi was sent-off after receiving a second booking for kicking an opponent in the face while attempting an overhead kick and Mahalla made the most of a defensive mix-up deep in stoppage time to notch a decisive winner through Khaled El-Ekhmimi.
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Zamalek failed to extend their lead over defending champions Ahly, who had their league game this week postponed as they gear up for a Club World Cup clash against Qatar’s Al Duhail on Thursday.
The White Knights remain on top with 23 points, two ahead of Ahly, who have a game in hand. Mahalla moved up to 10th in the table on 11 points.