'The lucky team won': Masry coach after Super Cup defeat

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Jan 2018

Hossam Hassan

Masry coach Hossam Hassan believes Ahly benefited from "a lot of luck" to beat his team and win the Egyptian Super Cup on Friday.

"The lucky team won today. They would have never scored today if it was not for Masry's goalkeeper mistake," Hassan told the post-match press conference.

The Red Devils snatched an extra-time victory following a terrible blunder from keeper Ahmed Massoud who was robbed by Moroccan striker Walid Azaro to score into an empty net.

"We could have grabbed a win or reached the penalty shootout, but mistakes happen. I thank my players for their discipline; look at their performance and compare it to Zamalek players during their last game. I would have never lost 3-0 like they did. Congratulations to Ahly; the lucky team won today," the Egypt's all-time leading scorer added.

The Port-Said based side have played their first ever Super Cup game after reaching the Egypt Cup final last summer when they lost 2-1 to Ahly in extra time after throwing away their lead.

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