Al Ahly is a hit and prays, Bélouizdad and Espérance qualified…
The first three matches counting for the 5e and penultimate matchday of the African Champions League group stage were on the schedule on Friday.
In group B, Al Ahly raised his head and scored by winning 4-0 in Cameroon against Coton Sport, already eliminated. Egyptian international Mahmoud Kahraba scored a hat-trick (23rd, 29th and 51st) and South African international Percy Tau hit the nail on the head (54th).e). Now, the Red Devils have their fingers crossed as their survival depends on Al Hilal’s result this Saturday at home to already qualified Mamelodi Sundowns. If the Sudanese win, the Cairo giant will no longer be able to catch up with them and will already be eliminated… Otherwise, we will be entitled to an enticing “final” Al Ahly-Al Hilal on the last day.
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The Zamalek still stops in chickens…
At the same time, Pool D delivered its verdict with Espérance Tunis and CR Belouizdad qualifying for the quarter-finals. In an away match relocated to Libya in Benghazi, the Tunisians were however hung on the wire by Al Merreikh (1-1). Mohamed Ali Ben Hammouda opened the scoring (23e), but the Brazilian Paulo Sergio Luiz de Souza snatched the equalizer in the 90e on a penalty conceded by Raed Bouchniba, excluded.
In the evening, EST were joined by CR Bélouizdad, who won 2-0 from Zamalek in Algiers on goals scored during the last quarter of an hour by Zakaria Draoui (75e) and Cameroonian Leonel Wamba (79e). This result eliminates Zamalek in the group stage for the 3e consecutive season… On the other hand, on the last day, we will be entitled to a “final” for the 1time place between the EST and its dolphin, the CRB, which follows it to a point.