Al-Ahly players react after being defeated by Zamalek during the Egyptian Super Cup football match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek, on February 10, 2017, at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: AFP)
Ahly manager Hossam El-Badry said that his side were much better than Zamalek who 'did not win a single corner throughout the 90 minutes' following the 3-1 Super Cup penalty shootout loss against their arch-rivals.
In a game hosted at UAE's Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Ahly failed to overcome Egypt Cup champions Zamalek in regular time which ended 0-0 before the league holders were undone on penalties.
"We were much better than Zamalek who didn't have a single corner throughout the 90 minutes," El-Badry said in the post-match press conference.
"You know penalties require some luck and we were not lucky today.
"We pressured Zamalek intensely especially in the second half when they were forced to retreat. It was quite clear from the chances we missed today was not our day.
"For now, we will be preparing for our upcoming league game against Ismaily on Wednesday."
The match saw Ahly dominate for long spells especially in the second half, with Nigerian striker Junior Ajayi failing to score a sitter from six yards in the dying minutes.
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