Al Ahly once again look the team to beat in the Egypt Premier League after they beat league leaders Zamalek 2-1 in the Cairo derby.
The 42-time champions took the lead in the 21st minute after Mohamed Sherif received a pass from Ayman Ashraf and fired a shot past Mahmoud Abdel Rahim at the near post.
The hosts responded with a stunning goal from 35-year-old Shikabala. He cut in from the right and struck a wondrous shot into the top left hand corner.
Three minutes later, Sherif scored a wonderful goal to grab his second of the game and net the crucial winner. The 25-year-old received the ball from 25-yards out and unleashed a fierce strike that found the top corner.
However, Zamalek were given a reprieve in the 55th minute when Seifeddine Jaziri collided with Ali Lotfi and was brought down in the box.
Mahmoud Alaa stepped up but his penalty was saved by Lotfi, who made amends for his clumsy challenge. The rebound was then blazed over.
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Al Ahly held out to take the bragging rights and the three points.
What it means
Al Ahly are second but are three points behind Zamalek with three games in hand. They remain unbeaten with nine wins and three draws from 12 games.