Monday, April 9, 2012

Al Ahly defeat Ethiopian Coffee 3 – 0 in African Champions League

Ethiopian Coffee
Ahly ease into the African Champions League round of 16 with a 3-0 home victory over Ethiopian Coffee on Sunday behind closed doors in Cairo.

Ethiopian Coffee, who held Ahly to a goalless draw in the first leg in Addis Ababa, had to play with ten men for around 30 minutes after Sisay Demise-Gebre was dismissed for a last-man foul on Mohamed Shawky as the hosts were awarded a penalty.

Brazilian striker Fabio Junior gave Ahly the lead after 10 minutes and veteran playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika, who also had a hand in the opener, netted a second-half brace as the team joined arch-rivals Zamalek in the last-16 round.
Junior, consistently criticized for some below-par displays, opened the scoring after finishing off a flowing move involving Abou-Treika and diminutive left-back Ahmed Shedid, who deputized for the injured Sayed Moawad.

Abou-Treika’s through pass released Shedid on the left to whip in a cross for the unmarked Junior, who sent a deft header into the back of the net.
However, Ethiopian Coffee posed some threat on the break and were unlucky not to level the score on a couple of occasions.

But Ahly effectively ended the tie as a contest when Abou-Treika shot low into the bottom corner from the spot on the hour mark.
 He completed the rout in the 77th minute with a fine finish after being fed by Junior in the area.

Source: Ahram Online (

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