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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Zamalek drop points at El Gouna to give chasing Al Ahly more margin for error

Zamalek had been riding their luck in recent games and it was only inevitable that the team currently sitting at the top of the Egyptian Premier League was going to slip up due to fixture congestion. Without leading scorer Achraf Bencharki, leader Ferjani Sassi and manager Patrice Carteron due to ejections in their midweek Egypt Cup win, the visitors slumped to a scoreless draw against El Gouna on Sunday. Zamalek created their fair share of chances but lacked finishing, even struggling to find a goal when El Gouna went down a player following the dismissal of midfielder Arabi Badr.

Highlights from the game are below and a match report from Ahram with more detail is in the link. Zamalek currently sit 14 points ahead of Al Ahly on 55 points but have played 6 more games than their arch rivals.

Depleted Zamalek held by 10-man Gouna to bore draw (Ahram Online)