"I'm satisfied with the result", said Hassan after the reverse fixture. "It was our first game in a very long time, and we had a group of players having their first ever game with the team. We had a good away game against a strong team, and the coming will be better".
El Masry had four new players added to their continental squad, as they are targeting a knockout stage spot for the first time. Palestinian Mahmoud Wady, Ghanaian Torric Jebrin, Nigerian Emeka Eze and Mohamed Gaber are all available now for Hassan, who tasted continental glory before as a player for Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek.
"I believe we can win in Port Said and strengthen our position in the group. Our target is the quarter finals, and then we will see what's next", concluded Egypt's former striker.
UD Songo entertains El Hilal in an earlier kickoff, also on Sunday.
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