Leg return of this semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup this Wednesday between USM Alger (Algeria) and ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast). The first leg having ended in a rather dull 0-0, everything remains to be played in this second meeting which will necessarily be more exciting since there will be the qualification at the end.
USM Alger-ASEC Mimosas: on which channel and at what time to watch the match?
This top match will take place at the 5-Juillet-1962 stadium in Algiers. The pretty 62,000-seat enclosure is therefore preparing to welcome a passionate crowd to follow this game which will therefore determine who will have the chance to play in the final of the CAF Cup 2023. It will take place this Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. local time and at 9 p.m. in France. On the side of the Ivory Coast, it will be 7 p.m. For those who will not be lucky enough to be at the stadium, the match will be broadcast live on several channels, including the beIN Sports Max 7 channel in France.
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USM Alger-ASEC Mimosas: analysis of the match
The first leg, which was played in Bouaké (Ivory Coast) last Wednesday, ended in a sad goalless draw (0-0). During this first round, it is undoubtedly the Mimos who can have the most regrets, after seeing a goal denied to them (28th) following the intervention of the VAR. Everything therefore remains open for this return match between the 6th of the D1 Algerian and the leader of the Ivorian championship. In addition, remember that the away goal rule is in force in the various CAF competitions, which means that the score of 0-0 can represent a bit of a trap for USM Alger. Indeed, in the event of a draw with goals conceded at home, it is the representatives of Côte d’Ivoire who will qualify.
In the final, the winner will face Marumo Gallants (South Africa) or more likely the Young Africans (Tanzania), who won in the first leg 2 goals to 0 thanks to the achievements of Aziz Ki (64th) and Bernard Morrisson at the very end of the game (90+2nd). This second semi-final is also played on Wednesday May 17, but it will take place a little earlier (5 p.m. local time, 6 p.m. in France). There is no doubt that many USMA or ASEC supporters will have an eye on this match which will serve as an appetizer!