Al Ahly have started the 2021-2022 Egyptian Premier League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ismaily, in a game which saw Percy Tau score a brace.
Al Ahly didn’t allow Ismaily to have any room fro any attacking plays and were even awarded a penalty kick in the 21st minute when Mwarwan Sahrawy tackled Luis Miquissone inside the penalty area.
Tunisia’s Ali Maaloul stepped up to take the penalty and managed to put it past Ahmed Adel Abdelmoneim to make it 1-0 for the visitors.
It only took Percy Tau two minutes to double the scoring when he found himself in a one on one situation with the final Ismaily defender. The South African dribbled past him with ease before smashing it into the back of the net.
In the 32nd miniute Mohamed Magdy Afsha received the ball on the right wing before crossing it to Tau right on the penalty spot. The South African then converted it with ease to make it 3-0 before the half-time whistle.
Miquissone nearly added the fourth two minutes into the second-half with a powerful strike from the edge of the penalty area but the shot grazed the left post.
Then in the 74th minutes, Al Ahly were forced to continue the game with just 10 men after Aliou Dieng received a second yellow card following a dangerous tackle on Mohamed El-Shamy.
Ahmed Abdelkader, who came on as a replacement for Tau, scored the fourth and final goal of the encounter with a powerful strike from very close range.
Al Ahly coach Samy Komsan has hailed new signing Percy Tau following the Reds’ 4-0 thrashing of rivals Ismaily in the opening game of the 2021/22 Egyptian Premier League season.
Ismaily were no match to dominant Al Ahly, who found themselves 3-0 up in just a little over 30 minutes, thanks to goals from Ali Maaloul and Percy Tau, before returnee Ahmed Abdelkader made it four just a few minutes before the half-time whistle.
Tau thought he had grabbed a hat-trick on his debut, but he had his third of the night ruled out for an offside on Mohamed Magdy Afsha in the build-up to the goal.
The former Brighton forward became the first non-Egyptian player to score on his debut since John Antwi, who had netted a super hat-trick against El-Gouna back in 2015. © Kingfut