FRI 16 SEPTEMBER 2016, 20:00,


Zamalek brush aside Wydad Casablanca

by Staff Reporter

Fri September 16, 23:09

Zamalek emerged 4-0 winners over Wydad Casablanca in the Caf Champions League semi-final first-leg game played at the Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria on Friday night.

The White Knights of Egypt scored twice in each half against Morocco's Rouges et Blancs to grab a first-leg advantage at home.

The home side took an early lead through Mohamed Shikabala who scored with a stunning long range shot to make it 1-0 to Zamalek in the fourth minute.

It was soon 2-0 to Zamalek in the 18th minute following a defensive error by Wydad and Ayman Hefny was there to double the home side's lead.

The White Knights were leading 2-0 during the half-time break.

Bassem Morsi extended Zamalek's lead to 3-0 just three minutes into the second-half as the home side continued to dominate the first-leg encounter.

With eighteen minutes left on the clock, Zamalek were awarded a penalty. Second-half substitute Mostafa Fathi sealed Zamalek's 4-0 victory.

Wydad will host Zamalek in the second-leg encounter at the Stade de FUS in the Moroccan city of Rabat on Saturday, 24 September 2016.

Zamalek (2) 4 (Shikabala 4', Hefny 18', Morsi 48', Fathi 72')
Wydad (0) 0

Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shennawi; Ahmed Tawfik, Eslam Gamal, Ali Gabr, Ramzi Khaled; Tarek Hamed, Ibrahim Salah, Maarouf Yussuf, Ayman Hefny, Mahmoud 'Shikabala' Abdel-Razek, Bassem Morsi

Wydad Casablanca: Mohamed Akid; Mourtada Fall, Youssef Rabeh, Abdellatif Noussir, Yassine El Kordy, Salaheddine Saidi, Brahim Nekkach, Walid El Karti, Reda Hajhouj, Nguessi Ondama, Ismail El Haddad

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