Kevin Gameiro scored a hat-trick to help Atletico Madrid come from behind and beat El-Ahly 3-2 in the friendly match that was held in Borg El-Arab stadium, under the title “Peace against terrorism” while Mo’men Zakaria and Ahmed El-sheikh scored for The Red Devils.
The Spanish team coached by Diego Simeone arrived in Alexandria on Friday with all of his stars including Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres and Yannick Carrasco. And The Egyptian Team played mostly with his second team that was accompanied by famous Arab footballers as Yasser Al-Qahtani and Fahad Al-Muwallad, some Egyptian professional players as Hossam Ghaly and Mahmoud Kahrba in addition to some players from other Egyptian teams including El-Zamalek, Smouha and Enppi who were invited to participate in the charity match.
The friendly match that took place this Saturday was supported by Turki Al-Sheikh, President of the General Authority for Sport in Saudi Arabia. A festival was supposed to be held as an opening for the match but it was cancelled due to the late events in Helwan.
The Fans shouting for the Egyptian star, Emad Metaeb at the 10th minute of the game was one of the match highlights as they were saying farewell to the star who’s alleged to be transferring to a Saudi team in the next few weeks.
Captain Mahmoud El-Khateeb couldn’t attend the match as he’s preparing to announce great news to El-Ahly fans in a press conference that will be held on Sunday at 5 pm.
The players of the two teams sent a message of solidarity to the Egyptian people to stand together in the face of terrorism.