CAIRO: Al Masry s Arab Champions League debut turned out to be a disaster after they suffered a stunning 1-0 home defeat to Syrian side Al-Taliya in the first-leg of the competition s round of 32.
Younis Soliman scored the winner in the 70th minute to silence the Port Said faithful and help Al-Taliya edge closer to securing their place in the second round.
Al-Taliya s victory is the first for any Syrian club since the ACL was launched in 2003.
Pressure will be mounted on Masry manager Helmi Toulan following the team s stuttering start in the Egyptian League, despite signing new players.
Al Masry is ranked tenth in the league table with just four points from four matches