Nine-man Al Masry shocked 2019-20 RS Berkanes 2-1 within the first leg of their TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup quarter last tie on the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
Haythem Ayouni scored a sensational 82nd minute freekick as Al Masry defied the percentages to win 2-1 within the first leg of their TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup quarter last tie on Sunday.
In the second half, Masry had two gamers despatched off: Amr Moussa was despatched off 4 minutes after the restart for a studs-up problem, and Elyes Jelassi was despatched off within the 69th minute for stamping.
In each circumstances, the referee issued yellow playing cards at first, however after consulting replays on the VAR pitch-side monitor, the yellows had been raised to reds.
Moussa and Jelassi will each be unavailable for the rematch in Berkane the next weekend.
Both occasions they’d males despatched off, Masry didn’t look fazed and nonetheless attacked, whereas Berkane failed to maximise on the state of affairs.
They had been shocked with eight minutes left and are actually left with an enormous job within the return tie in Morocco subsequent weekend.
The single away aim will give Berkane encouragement, however they are going to be upset that they didn’t make the most of their numerical benefit.
Amr Marei slid in to beat the Berkane keeper with a low shot after outmuscling his opponents to dash on to a Jelassi cross from midfield within the tenth minute, breaking the impasse.
Seven minutes later, Berkane equalised via Hamza Regragui, who merely tapped in after Chadrack Lukombe’s right-wing cross discovered him unmarked contained in the field.
The second half was a slugfest, with two Masry gamers receiving yellow playing cards.
But Masry fought again and had been rewarded late on when Ayouni struck a spectacular freekick from practically 35 yards out to seal the victory.