Thursday, July 05, 2007

Soccer-Al Ahli win thrilling Egypt Cup final

CAIRO, July 2 (Reuters) - African champions Al Ahli came from behind on three occasions to beat Cairo rivals Zamalek 4-3 after extra time in the Egypt Cup final on Monday.
Two goals in two minutes from substitute striker Osama Hosni in the second half of added time helped Al Ahli complete the league and cup double.
Amr Zaki opened the scoring for Zamalek five minutes into the second half before Emad Motaeb equalised.
Mahmoud Shikabala restored Zamalek's lead only for Mohamed Aboutrika to equalise for the league champions two minutes from the end of normal time.
Zamalek, coached by former France manager Henri Michel, again led through Gamal Hamza before Hosni's double strike.
Al Ahli, who have now won the cup 35 times, finished five points ahead of Zamalek in the league. Zamalek have won the cup 20 times

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