Zamalek's Ayman Hefny (C) in action against Wydad Casablanca player Mourtada Fall (R) during the African Champions League (CAF) Semi Final first leg soccer match between Zamalekand Wydad Casablanca at Borg Al Arab stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 16 September 2016.
Friday Sep 16, 2016. 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