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Kasongo’s late winner edges Zamalek to hard-fought win

Wednesday 14/February/2018 - 08:03 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Wasteful Kabongo Kasongo secured a hard and important 3 points for Zamalek after a late goal in the in the dying moments of the match against resilient Wadi Degla in matchweek 24 of Egyptian Premier League.

Zamalek entered the game eyeing to capitalized on the new-found confidence under coach Ihab Galal as they target a second-place finish and a place at the African Champions League next season.

However، a plenty of several misses profligacy would backlash and cost Zamalek the game، the White Knights could easily secure two chances to grab the lead in the first half، with winger Abdallah Gomaa fizzing a shot just wide and off-form forward Kasongo blasting high over after being sent clean on goal، they were largely on the back foot against a spirited Degla side.
The hosts were frustrated by Degla's high pressing game made، struggling to assume any dominance In midfield.

In an end-to-end second half، a header from Alaa following a cross from playmaker Ayman Hefni struck the woodwork but Degla looked the more likely to score after spurning two golden chances as Zamalek's defence crumbled.

Kabongo’s late winner killed the game in the third minute into the stoppage time، securing much needed 3 points for the under-reconstruction Zamalek.

After the game، Zamalek is now lying third، with 4-point gab under the second Ismaily، while the defenders virtually secured the a second consecutive title virtually with 16 points above nearest competitors.

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