Debutants Teungueth FC picked up their first point in the group stages of the Total CAF Champions League after playing out a 0-0 draw with Egyptian giants Zamalek on Tuesday in Dakar.
The Senegalese side had some good chances to score but will rue their poor finishing after dropping two vital points at home.
Zamalek were faster off the blocks and they had a chance in the sixth minute when Hamza Mathlouthi was sent through inside the box, but he couldn’t find the target from a tight angle after Teungueth keeper Baye Cisse came off to narrow the gap and block.
Teungueth had a good chance to score in the 25th minute, the lanky feet of Baye Diop galloped away on the right, but Valere Bassene’s connection from the edge of the six yard box was blocked out for a corner.
On the half hour mark, they were even closer with an audacious rocket of a freekick by Pape Ndiaye flying inches over the bar, fired from almost 40 yards out.
Teungueth made changes after the break, Cheikh Beye coming on for the lanky Diop who picked up a knock in the first half while Omar Fall was also introduced for Ibrahima Mane. The changes were meant to speed up the attack as the home side looked to get maximum advantage playing at home.
On the hour mark though, Zamalek almost pinched one out but Osama Eltraawy saw his pin point header off Ahmed Mostafa Sayed’s corner go off the bar.
Seven minutes on the turn, Teungueth missed a glorious chance to break the deadlock. A text book team move saw Pape Sakho find space on the left before cutting back a cross, but substitute Fall skied the ball over with the goalmouth at his mercy.
The Senegalese side continued to increase the pressure on Zamalek, but were not lucky to get a goal that would open up the game.
At the death, they were almost torn apart with a heartbreak but had the crossbar to thank after Emam Abdelghany hit the upright as he connected to a Youssef Morsy ball from the right.
Zamalek now move to two points after two matches and are third in the group while Tengueth are bottom with a single point.