Maatouk was particularly impressive, scoring his side’s first goal from the spot.
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Tripoli narrowly avoided another embarrassing defeat Friday as a 94th minute goal salvaged a 1-1 draw from their home tie against Al-Islah in the Lebanese Premier League.After a chastening 5-1 defeat to Ansar in their opening match of the season, Theo Bucker's men were expected to make quick work of Friday's untested opponents.The eight-time league champions sizzled in attack last Friday yet lacked a killer touch in front of goal.Moussa Hojeij needed a late goal from Hasan Chaito to avoid an opening-day defeat, while Ahed's new look defense which includes former Safa standouts Mehdi Khalil and Ali al-Saade showed teething problems against Nejmeh.
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