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Football - Mancini makes winning start in Russia

AFP logoAFP 16/7/2017
FC Zenit Saint-Petersburg's newly appointed head coach Roberto Mancini arrives for his official presentation in Saint Petersburg on June 13, 2017. © Provided by AFP FC Zenit Saint-Petersburg's newly appointed head coach Roberto Mancini arrives for his official presentation in Saint Petersburg on June 13, 2017.

Italian manager Roberto Mancini chalked up a confident 2-0 win in his first Russian Premier League match as his new club Zenit St Petersburg beat promoted SKA Khabarovsk. Goals by halftime substitute midfielder Daler Kuzyaev and forward Alexander Kokorin set the four-time former Russian champions on their way to a well-deserved win in the season-opening encounter. The 52-year-old Mancini, who won three consecutive Italian titles with Inter Milan in 2006-08 and led Manchester City to the English Premier League title in 2012, said he was pleased with his new team's performance in Khabarovsk.

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