Zamalek vs Wydad: Africa, Make Way for the White Knights
Zamalek crushed Wydad with a 4-0 score to place one foot in the final leg of the CAF Champions’ League.
Even though Zamalek wasn’t dominant in terms of possession, it was in terms of scored opportunities; as this seems to be coach Mo’men Suliman’s method, that ensured its upper hand over Ismaily and Al-Ahly in the Cup matches, with a 4-0 and a 3-1 scores consecutively.
Shikabala scored the first goal for Zamalek pretty early in the game, at the 4th minute, after an incredible 65 yard run and a 26 yard shot that could have been easily blocked, but the keeper was clearly misplaced.
The second goal came from a double fault by the keeper as well as the defender Mourtada Fall that was beautifully seized by the magician Ayman Hefny who ensured it finds its way to the goal.
The rest of the first half was dominated by Wydad, but they failed to translate any of their attempts into goals or even real danger on Ahmed El Shennawy’s goal.
The second half began with a third goal scored by Bassem Morsy from a free kick performed by Shikabala.
Again, even the most optimistic Zamalek fan wouldn’t have imagined this score.
By this time, Wydad players started to go all-attack as they obviously had nothing to lose, and this allowed Zamalek to take advantage of the counter attack, resulting in a penalty at the minute mark by Mustafa Fathy.
He successfully put it on the keeper’s left side, to kill any hope for Wydad to return to the game and more or less guaranteeing his place in the final match.
The away game will take place on the 24th of the running month, with Zamalek going into the game relaxed and able to score even more goals, and wydad under a lot of pressure to try- probably in vain- to reserve some dignity.