Manuel Jose, the Portuguese manager, started the game with a lineup of benchwarmers and players who have just recovered injuries such as Mohamed Shawky.
The first half witnessed a great performance from Abdel Hamid Shabana and Amir Saiood who created a lot of dangerous chances but unfortunately none of them managed to hit the target and change the scoreboard.
Rami Rabee’a, the young defender, showed great sense of enthusiasm and prevented the opposition from creating any dangerous chances on Abou El So’oud’s who managed to keep his clean sheet.
Ahmed Hassan, Egypt’s skipper, entered with the start of the second half playing his last 45 minutes with the Red Devils after Jose took the decision not to renew his contract.
2 minutes after the start of the second half, Ahmed Hassan cannoned a free kick brilliantly hitting the top corner of the target giving Al Ahly the lead.
The player ran towards the fans who were shouting with some slogans that showed their desire in keeping the player who was kissing his shirt in a very emotional scene.
Osama Hosni missed a dangerous chance just after the goal when he found himself alone facing the keeper but he couldn’t hit the target.
Mohamed AbouTrika, the legendary playmaker, entered as a substitute after recovering his calve injury that put him on reserve for nearly two months and was given an enormous warm welcome by the supporters.
In the 66th minute, Ayman Kamal managed to score the equalizer for the opposition exploiting a mistake from the defense and dribbling the goalkeeper.
Fouad Salama managed to give his team the lead in the 67th minute by a shot from distance that fell from Abou El So’oud’s hands and went between his legs hitting the target.
Al Ahly tried to score the equalizer until in the 86th minute Ahmed Hassan was tripped by the defender inside the box and was awarded a penalty.
Mohamed AbouTrika took the penalty kick scoring the equalizer for the Red Devils and increasing his league goals this season to 8 goals to be on top of the champion’s scorers list along with Mohamed Nagy Geddo.