Al-Ahly increased their hold on top spot in the Egyptian Premier League as their main arch-rivals Zamalek dropped points while Pyramids FC and Al-Masry of Port Said claimed victories in the 5th week.
At Ghazl el-Mahalla Stadium, Al-Ahly maintained their winning start to the season as the Red Devils defeated Ghazl el-Mahalla 3-2.
First-half goals from playmaker Mohamed Magdi ‘Afsha’ in the 11th minute and forward Percy Tay in the 47th minute put Pitso Mosimane’s men on course at El-Mahalla Stadium.
Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul gave the visitors the winner eight minutes into injury time.
The victory cemented Al-Ahly on top of the domestic league with 15 points from 5 matches as Ghazl el-Mahalla remained at 4th place with 8 points from 5 matches.
At Cairo International Stadium, Zamalek and National Bank of Egypt (NBE) had to settle for a point each after a pulsating 1-1 draw.
Attacking midfielder Mohamed Helal opened the scoring for NBE club in the 15th minute as the White Knights’ goal came from right-winger Ahmed Sayed ‘Zizo’ from the penalty spot in the 69th minute.
Zamalek slipped to 3rd place with 10 points from 5 matches as NBE club kept in 9th place with 7 point from 5 matches.
Pyramids FC thumped Eastern Company 3-0 at June 30 Stadium.
Defender Ali Gabr opened the scoring for in the 36th minute. Pyramids doubled their lead with playmaker Abdullah el-Said stunning strike in the 47th minute then striker Ibrahim Adel scored the third for his side in the 74th minute.
The victory lifted Pyramids FC up to 2nd place with 13 points from 5 matches as Eastern Company remained winless this season at 18th place from 5 matches.
At Borg el-Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Al-Masry of Port Said eased to a 3-0 victory over El-Gouna Monday night.
Al-Masry’s goals came from left-back Hassan Ali in the 55th minute as striker Amr Marei scored the second in the 72nd minute.
Right-winger Ahmed Hamoudi added the third in the 88th minute.
The result pushed Al-Masry of Port Said to 8th place with 7 points from 5 matches as El-Gouna slipped to 15th place with 4 points from 5 matches.
At Alexandria Stadium, Pharco FC stunned Ceramica Cleopatra 1-0.
Centre-forward Ahmed Sherif scored the decisive goal in the 69th minute.
The win pushed Pharco FC to 11th place with 6 points from 5 matches as Ceramica Cleopatra dropped to 5th place on 8 points from 5 matches.
Elsewhere, Misr el-Maqassa held to a goalless draw against Al-Ittihad of Alexandria at the Military Academy Stadium in Cairo.
The draw lifts Al-Ittihad of Alexandria to 6th place with 8 points from 5 matches as Misr el-Maqassa kept in 12th place with 5 point from 5 matches.