Zamalek was satisfied with a draw at home against Mouloudia Algeria in a negative way, so it raised its score to only two points, while Tongith scored his first point after losing in the first match to Tunisia’s Esperance 1-2.
Most of the first half was limited to midfield, and the two teams exchanged control and possession, and it was clear that the performance was affected by the bad pitch and the high temperature.
Zamalek pressed and Osama Faysal almost put his team in the lead when he received a pass from Tunisian Hamza Mathlouthi behind the defense, so he hit the ball with a strong push away by the goalkeeper Bay Cisse to a corner (7).
Gabriel Sila responded, breaking through the defense of Zamalek and eluding Mahmoud Alaa inside the penalty area, before passing a cross that was dispersed by the defense for a corner.
And from a direct free kick, Baba Nday hit a powerful ball just above the crossbar of Mahmoud Abdel-Rahim “Jensh” (29).
Zamalek’s performance improved with the beginning of the second half, and the moves and crosses of the left front occupied by Ahmed Aboul Fotouh and the Moroccan Ashraf Bin Sharqi posed a danger to Tongith’s defense, which retreated to counter the offensive pressure of the guests.
Bay Cisse saved his goal from a sure goal for Zamalek, after Osama Faisal’s header was removed from a corner with difficulty (62).
In the third minute of stoppage time, substitute Imam Ashour almost gave the visitors the deadly victory goal after he broke through the defense and hit a ball that hit a defender and the crossbar and went out into a corner.
He will meet later in this group MCA with Esperance.