Ismaily won Zamalek With two goals for one, in the match that brought them together in the twenty-seventh round of the Egyptian Premier League, at “Ismailia” stadium.
The Dervishes succeeded in seizing three important points against the White Knight, to move further away from the relegation zones.
Formation of Zamalek in front of Ismaili
Goalkeeper: Mohamed Sobhi
Defense line: Hatem Sukkar – Mahmoud Hamdi “Al-Wensh” – Hossam Abdel Majeed – Mahmoud Shabana.
In the midfield: Muhammad Ashraf “Ruqa” – Ahmed Sayed “Zizou” – Mahmoud Abdel Razek “Shikabala”.
Offensive line: Mustafa Shalaby – Saif Al-Jaziri – Ibrahima Nday.
The goals of the White Knight match against Ismaily
The Darwish scored the first goal through Ghanaian Yao Anwar in the 19th minute.
Before the Senegalese Ibrahima Nday equalized for Zamalek in the 38th minute.
Ismaili advanced again in the 58th minute, through the feet of Mohamed Ashraf Rouqa, the Zamalek player, in his own net.
Analysis | Osorio’s innovations fail in front of the Ismaili
Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio started the match with a surprising tactic of 3-4-2-1, with Samson Akinola alone in the offensive line.
With the presence of the duo, Ahmed Sayed Zizou and Mustafa Shalabi, right behind him.
The meeting began with great pressure from the dervish landowners, on the defenses of the white team, which were not sufficiently organized.
The Ismaili achieved what he wanted with the first goal of an organized attack.
The white team regained its luster as the dervishes retreated after their advance, which made them equalize the score.
Despite Zamalek’s draw, the team was not in good shape, especially with Osorio’s new formation experience.
The white team received a second goal from Rouqa’s own foul, which shows how bad the team is defensively.
When was Zamalek club ranked first in the world?
It was ranked number one in the world in the monthly classification of the International Federation for History and Statistics, for the month of February 2003, and it was the first Egyptian club to receive this honor.