The on-loan Huddersfield Town winger made amends for his miss seconds later. After an exchange of pass with Marwan Mohsen, he went clear on goal to chip the ball over the onrushing keeper.
The Red Devils kept pressing forward and Mohsen had a couple of chances to increase the lead but his poor efforts were no trouble for the keeper.
Smouha’s reaction came late in the first half as Mohamed El-Tarhoni’s powerful shot and Mahmoud Ezzat’s close range header were brilliantly denied by keeper El-Shennawi just seconds before half time.
Ahly threatened after the break, with Ali Maaloul’s finely-taken free kick hitting the crossbar in the 59th minute.
While Smouha were moving up in an attempt to break through their visitors’ defence, they left acres of space in the back.
Angolan winger Gerlado, second half substitutes Walid Soliman, Hussein El-Shahat and Amr El-Sulaya had the best chances of this half but failed to put the ball in the back of the net.
Source: Ahram Online