This Friday, May 12, the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League takes place with this match between Espérance de Tunis and the club Al Ahly. A much awaited shock from the fans of the two teams who unfortunately will not be able to go to the stadium. Discover without further delay all you need to know about this meeting (time, channel, issue…).
ES Tunis’ appeal to CAF for them to have fans available for their Champions League semifinal first leg game against Al Ahly 🇪🇬 tomorrow has been rejected.
— Micky Jnr ✪ (@MickyJnr__) May 11, 2023
Espérance Tunis-Al Ahly: on which channel and at what time to watch the match?
This match between ES Tunis and Al Ahly, the most successful club in the competition with 10 titles, will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Radès in the southern suburbs of Tunis. But the beautiful 60,000-seat enclosure will indeed be empty since the meeting will be played behind closed doors. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has indeed decided to sanction the Tunisian club following the “riots” which opposed his supporters to the police at halftime of the meeting on April 29 against JS Kabylie (1-1) in the quarter-final second leg. The appeal filed by the Sang et Or was then unsuccessful. The match will start at 8 p.m. local time and 9 p.m. in France, i.e. 7 p.m. in universal time. In Egypt, Al Ahly supporters will be able to follow their favorite team from 10 p.m. This part will be broadcast on Watania 1 (Tunisia) and beIN Sports Mena 4 channels.
Esperance Tunis-Al Ahly: analysis of the match
ES Tunis won the first leg against JS Kabylie (0-1) before drawing the return leg with a score of 1-1. Al Ahlywho managed to qualify for the semi-finals for the fourth consecutive time, also took the lead in the first leg against Moroccans Raja Casablanca (2-0) before settling for a draw on the return (0-0). This is a poster relatively difficult to predict, as the two teams seem close in terms of intrinsic level.
Note that they are used to meeting in the most prestigious continental competitions for an African club. In 2018, EST won the trophy by turning the tide in the second leg final (3-0) after being tamed 3-1 in the first leg. Three years later, in 2021 therefore, the Egyptian team took revenge in the semi-final (1-0 victory away, then 3-0 at home). Who will emerge victorious from the 2023 duel between the Tunisian club and the current leader of the Egyptian first division? Reply in a few hours…