Zamalek faces Al-Masry in the first official appearance of Portugal’s Pacheco...

Zamalek faces Al-Masry in the first official appearance of Portugal’s Pacheco...
Zamalek faces Al-Masry in the first official appearance of Portugal’s Pacheco...

The Zamalek team is a heavy guest at 8 pm today, Thursday, against the Egyptian Port Said team at the Burj Al Arab Stadium in the 31st round of the League matches, which is the match that witnesses the first appearance of Portugal’s Jimmy Pacheco, the new coach of Zamalek, who took over the task to succeed French Patrice Carteron, who terminated his contract with Zamalek and took over the training of Saudi cooperation.

Zamalek enters today’s match, occupying second place in the standings table with 61 points collected from 30 games, where it won 18 games, tied in 7 matches and lost 5 matches, and its players scored 44 goals and received 25 goals, while Al Masry enters the match, occupying the 13th place In the standings table, he collected 33 points from 28 matches, after winning 8 games, drawing 9 games and losing 11 games, and his players scored 26 goals and conceded 31 goals.

Zamalek is looking for victory to maintain second place in the league table in light of the fierce competition with Pyramids and the Arab Contractors, while Al-Masry suffers from fluctuating results, which makes him close to the danger circle in the league table.

Annexation Pacheco, 22 players to face Al-Masry, and three goalkeepers Mahmoud Jensh, Muhammad Abu Jabal and Muhammad Awad came on the list with the exclusion of Tariq Hamed for fatigue, while the white team misses the efforts of Mohamed Hassan, the midfielder of the team, to be suspended, due to receiving three warnings.

While Pacheco has returned some youngsters to the white list, including Hatem Sukkar, the left back of the team, with the exclusion of Yassin Mari, the defender of the rising team, after settling on the inclusion of the trio Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Al-Wensh and Mohamed Abdel-Ghani to the list, provided that Pacheco will exclude a pair of the 22 players tomorrow before the match.

It is expected that the Portuguese Pacheco will start the match today with the basic strength to follow all the players on the ground, and it is expected that Zamalek will start the match with a formation consisting of: Muhammad Abu Jabal in the goalkeeping, in front of him the four-wheeler Hazem Imam, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Al-Wensh and Abdullah Juma, and in the middle in front of Ashour And Ferjani Sassi, in front of them Ashraf bin Sharqi, Ahmed Sayed Zizou and Youssef Obama, and in the attack, Mustafa Muhammad.

The last hours before the match witnessed several sessions between Pacheco and the players to explain the road map during the coming period, and the Portuguese was keen to follow up on the condition of the injured, especially Mohamed Onagem, who suffers from knee pain, and Pacheco was keen to talk with Mustafa Mohamed, the team striker, about his future with Zamalek and focus on the field. .

On the other hand, Al-Masry enters the match with high spirits after the improvement in results since the arrival of Maher to the technical leadership and his success in restoring balance to the team and the players, and Maher’s keenness to hold individual sessions for the players to memorize their roles during the meeting, unlike defensive tasks to control the winning cards Zamalek, Ashraf Bin Sharqi, Mustafa Muhammad, Obama and Ferjani Sassi ,, and the coach promised surprises to Zamalek.

The Egyptian Port Said team suffers from many absences before confronting Zamalek, as it was confirmed the absence of each of Muhammad Jaber, who suffered a strain in the posterior muscle, who would be absent for a period of two weeks, in addition to Imad Fathy, Islam Abu Salima and Hussein Ragab for injury, as well as Saidou Semburi after his escape from the team, and Ahmed Yasser and Baha Magdy for disciplinary reasons.

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