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City news, 22.01.2013 06:20

Zamalek beat Russia.s Zenit in friendly game

Zamalek claim a 1-0 victory over a full-strength Zenit St Petersburg

Right wing-back Ahmed Samir gave Egypt.s Zamalek a 1-0 victory over Russia.s Zenit St Petersburg in a friendly game on Saturday, maintaining their recent fine displays that included a narrow 3-2 loss to Ukraine.s Shakhtar Donetsk.
Zenit.s line-up included the likes of Brazilian striker Hulk and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel but they could not overcome a lively Zamalek side.
Samir scored the only goal of the game on 31 minutes when he nipped between two defenders to slot home from close range following a low cross from in-form right-back Omar Gaber.
Zamalek were on the verge of holding Shakhtar, who will face Germany.s Borussia Dortmund in the European Champions League round of 16, to a draw on Wednesday but conceded a goal in stoppage time to lose 3-2 after putting on a brave display.
Zenit finished third in their group in the Champions League this season. They will play in the Europa League, the continent's secondary competition.

News source: Ahram Online

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