Happy Birthday

Atletico win 4-1 in match to celebrated 100 years of Zamalek in Cairo  

Pizzi produced two goals in 13 minutes to put the red and whites in front. The dominance of Atletico ended after 23 minutes when an old acquaintance of Spanish football, Mido pulled one back.   The Egyptian side then came in to the game, Taufik after a great play on the right, and Mido, both came close but the side-netting and the Atletico goalkeeper kept them out.   On the half hour mark, Atletico got on top again. Pulido coming close to getting on the score sheet for the side from Madrid.   At half time there were many changes made and the introduction of Diego had a quick impact. The Brazilian made his mark with two goals. The first from a freekick on the edge of the area. The second, from following up a rebound off of Toto’s post . Salvio could have made it five in the 84th minute and Adrian also went close with two minutes left, but there was no time for more. That was enough.   The local fans were still happy, still singing in the stands in a special day that will not be repeated for at least 100 years. Happy Anniversary, Zamalek.