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Preview: Zamalek coach Gross winning over fans after fine run

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Nov 2018
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Zamalek coach Christian Gross (Photo: the club's official Facebook page)
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Zamalek coach Christian Gross is gradually winning over the team's fans after some vivid attacking displays of late, with the team securing six straight wins in all competitions.

Chants of "one-two, Gross thank you" were heard at Cairo's Petrosport Stadium as Zamalek produced a superb performance to beat Wadi Degla 4-2 in an exciting Egyptian Premier League game on Thursday.

The leaguer leaders will be looking to protect their one-point lead over their nearest challengers when they meet lowly Haras El-Hodoud, who lie second from bottom, on Monday as they eye a third consecutive victory in the premier domestic competition, which they last won in 2015.

"I'm very happy with our form and win; the most important thing was to get back to the league summit," Swiss boss Gross told Zamalek's official website following the win over Degla.

"We just need to improve our finishing after wasting some easy chances against Degla."

Zamalek welcome back influential defensive midfielder Tarek Hamed after he missed the Degla game due to injury.

Central defender Mahmoud Hamdi has also recovered from injury in a timely manner, given that Mahmoud Abdel-Ghani will miss out due to automatic suspension.

Hamdi is expected to play alongside Mahmoud Alaa, one of Zamalek's standout performers this season who is the league's joint top scorer with seven goals.

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