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Zamalek's coach praises Ittihad of Alexandria defence

Zamalek's Portuguese coach happy with the three points of the game against Ittihad of Alexandria, praises the opponents defence

Mahmoud Elassal, Friday 31 Oct 2014
Jaime Pacheco
Portuguese coach Jaime Pacheco (Photo: Reuters)
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Zamalek's new coach Jaime Pacheco has expressed his pleasure over beating Ittihad of Alexandria in the 7th matchday of the Egyptian Premier League on Thursday despite the difficulty in achieving victory due to the Coastal side's defence.

The Cairo giants, Zamalek defeated Ittihad of Alexandria 1-0 when the forward Moemen Zakareya scored in the 73rd minute.

They claimed their second straight win in the Egyptian Premier League after three successive goalless league draws.

The win is also the second in a row for manager Jaime Pacheco, appointed earlier this month to replace Hossam Hassan, who made his Ittihad debut on Thursday.

"I am happy for the victory over a tough opponent as well as the three points of the game," Pacheco told the post game's press conference.

"We haven't enough chances to score because Ittihad closed the gabs throughout the game," he added.

"Games come to end with one chance and that what we managed to achieve."

 "The games' most important significance is gaining the three points against a hard opponent at their stadium," the Portuguese tactician said.

Zamalek climbed five spots in the league table to lie third on 12 points, just two adrift of leaders Haras El-Hodoud, while Ittihad remained 16th in the 20-team table.

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