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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

Zamalak beat Al Hilal to win first Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup match in 15 years

First staging of the match since 2003 is won by the Egyptian side with a 2-1 victory in Riyadh

Zamalek's players celebrate after winning the Egyptian-Saudi Super Cup match against Al Hilal on Saturday. EPA
Zamalek's players celebrate after winning the Egyptian-Saudi Super Cup match against Al Hilal on Saturday. EPA

Zamalak became the first side to win the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup in the first staging of the match in 15 years.

The match, which was last held in 2003, was won by the Egyptian Premier League side as they defeated the Saudi Professional League champions Al Hilal 2-1 in Riyadh.

First half goals from Hamdi Nagguez and Kabongo Kasongo had put Zamalak in charge of proceedings.

But Hilal hit back strongly in the second half and pulled one back through Omar Khribin.

Zamalak held on to lift the trophy, though they suffered a late scare when Hilal thought they had equalised in stoppage time, only for the goal to be disallowed.

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