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Zamalek beat Ahly for first time in Egyptian Super Cup

Gennesh saved two penalties in the shootout after a dour 0-0 draw against Ahly

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Goalkeeper Mahmoud Gennesh proved to be Zamalek’s hero in a shootout as the team defeated Ahly 3-1 on penalties in Abu Dhabi on Friday to overcome their arch rivals for the first time in five years in the Egyptian Super Cup.

Gennesh saved two penalties in the shootout after a dour 0-0 draw against Ahly.

This is the third Super Cup trophy for Zamalek, a win at the expense of their nemesis Ahly, the record winners with nine titles under their belt.

The match took place at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in the United Arab Emirates for the second time, with the first taking place in Al-Ain in October 2015.