Al Ahly 2-1 TP Mazembe | Gedo saves Al Ahly
Gedo scores in extra time as Ahly claim a 2-1 victory over TP Mazembe in the African Champions League.
Emad Meteb handed Ahly a first-half lead but the visitors, who played with ten men in the last eight minutes, looked to have secured a share of spoils at Cairo’s Military Academy Stadium when Mbwana Samata headed home on 85 minutes with the help of a goalkeeping blunder.
However, Gedo finished off a fine move deep in stoppage time to help Ahly, who were playing their first game in the second stint of El-Badry, to an opening group-stage win at an empty stadium, given a crowd ban that has been imposed by Egyptian authorities since February’s infamous Port Said tragedy.
The Red Devils are joint leaders of Group B with three points, on level with Ghana’s Chelsea who beat Ahly’s arch-rivals Zamalek 3-2 in an exciting clash on Saturday.
Ahly and Zamalek will meet in an anticipated game on 22 July, which will coincide with the third day of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan.
Watch the goals here:
Al Ahly 2-1 TP Mazembe
Interview After the match:
Interview with Hossam El Badry:
Interview with Emad Meteb:
Interview with Barakat: