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A Derby Night to Remember

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Al Ahly put on a stunning performance on Saturday night to defeat Zamalek 3-0 in the Cairo derby. 

In the iconic Cairo stadium, the Red Eagles produced a show to remember in front of an euphoric red stand. 

Mahmoud Kahraba scored a goal in the second half and was substituted by Mohamed Sherif who scored a brace to give the Red Eagles the perfect start to the week. 

First Half 

We entered the game with a shortage in defense as Ramy Rabia was the only available defender for the game. Marcel Koller decided to start with Khaled Abdelfattah alongside Rabia and the duo formed a solid defensive partnership. 

The game started with few chances for the two sides and our players failed to find cracks in Zamalek's defense. 

We were playing the ball around confidently but couldn't find the target with the few chances we created. 

We were almost ahead in the added time of the first half after Hussein El Shahat sent a defense-dissecting pass to Hamdy Fathy who touched the ball but it hit the post. 

Second Half 

The second half was totally different from what happened in the first half. 

The real action started after 10 minutes of the second half as Kahraba received a ball from Afsha but his shot was blocked by Mohamed Awwad, Zamalek's goalkeeper. 

Three minutes later and we were ahead. 

A brilliant cross from Hussein El Shahat found Hamdy Fathy who controlled the ball and passed it to Kahraba who produced a brilliant finish past Awwad. 

Kahraba continued his amazing performance after the goal before being replaced by Sherif. 

Sherif rewarded Marcel Koller with the second goal a few moments later. 

Mohamed Hany sent a sensational cross inside the area. It touched Zamalek's defender and rebounded to Hamdy who passed it to Sherif who found the target with a stunning finish. 

In the last minute of the regular time, Hamdy ran behind the defense and received a ball from Aliou Dieng and passed it to Ali Maaloul who sent a ground cross to Sherif who hit the back of the net with a powerful strike to make the score 3-0. 

Hamdy Fathy's performance in the second half will live long in the memory of the Cairo derby. 

It was another historic show from the Red Eagles in a derby night that will be remembered forever. 

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