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Monday 21 August 2017

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Ahly advance to Egypt Cup final after 4-0 win over Smouha

Wednesday 09/August/2017 - 11:01 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahly regained much morale boost، after booting out from Arab Cup Championship، with today's 4-0 victory over Smouha in the Egypt Cup semi-final in Alexandria on Wednesday.

Two late goals in the first half from in-form Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi and Soliman put Ahly in command، with Smouha's porous backline struggling to contain a wave of attacks from the league champions.

Soliman was on target again and substitute Saleh Gomaa also scored after a flowing move in the second half to give Ahly a convincing victory following the disappointment of their semi-final loss to Jordan's Al-Faisaly in the Arab Championship last week.

The Cairo giants will make their third consecutive appearance in the Egypt Cup final when they meet Masry، who beat Zamalek 2-0 on Tuesday، later this month.

Ahly last won the secondary domestic competition in 2007 when they defeated perennial rivals Zamalek 4-3 in a thrilling final.

Although Ahly have won 10 league titles in 11 seasons، the Egypt Cup accolade remained elusive. They lost to Zamalek in the 2015 and 2016 finals.

Edited by Ahmed Mohsen


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