Goals from Bassem Morsi and Ayman Hefny handed Zamalek a 2-0 win over AC Leopards in a CAF Confederations Cup, Group B match at the Petro Sport Stadium on Sunday.
The win was Zamalek’s third in as many matches in Group B, after previous victories over CS Sfaxien (1-0) and Orlando Pirates (2-1), which sees them at the top of their qualifying group with nine points.
The loss for AC Leopards is their second in the Group, after previously losing to Orlando Pirates (1-0) and drawing with CS Sfaxien, which sees them on one point at the foot of the table.
Zamalek got off to a quick start with the first goal coming as early as the second minute after a clinical finish from Morsi, 1-0.
The home side doubled their lead in the 36th minute when Hefny found the back of the net with a well-struck shot, 2-0.
The second half saw Zamalek take their foot off the gas and chances on goal were at a minimum.
AC Leopards tried to get back into the game, but struggled to break down a well-organise Zamalek defence which saw the Egyptians picking up the win and place in the semifinals of the competition.
Zamalek are next in action away from home against AC Leopards on August 8.