African Champions: Tunisian Esperance qualified and the Moroccan club Wydad was historically eliminated sports


Esperance of Tunisia defeated its guest, Al Hilal of Sudan, 1-0, at Hammadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium in Brades today, Saturday, at the conclusion of the third group competitions of the African Champions League.

Yassin Meriah scored the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute, allowing Esperance to win and qualify for the quarter-finals at the expense of its Sudanese guest.

Esperance raised its score to 11 points in second place, while Sudanese Al Hilal’s score froze at 5 points in third place.

At the same time, Angola’s Petro Atlético defeated Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel with two goals scored by Jonathan Toro and Joao Diogo in the 38th and 71st minutes.

The Angolan team raised its score to 12 points to take the lead in the group, while Etoile du Sahel’s score froze at 4 points, leaving the Champions League at the bottom of the standings.

A historic exit for Moroccan Wydad

For the first time since 2016, Wydad Casablanca found itself outside the knockout rounds, as it was not enough to win 1-0 over its guest ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast, leaders of Group Two, as the second ticket went to Simba of Tanzania, who swept its guest Gwaneng Galaxy of Botswana 6-0.

Mimosas topped with 10 points, ahead of Simba with 9 points, which outperformed Wydad on the difference in matches (Wydad won the first leg 0-1, and lost the second leg 2-0), and Guanyeng fourth with 4 points.

Wydad’s goal was scored by Montaser Lahtimi from a missile shot (19). The Ivory Coast team missed a penalty kick taken by Bertie Soliman; The Moroccan goalkeeper, Mehdi Moftah, was able to stop it (73).

Wydad continued the match with 10 players after its full-back Badr Kadarine was sent off (84).

In the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, Akram Simba and Fada Galaxy scored with a clean six, scored by Burundian Saidi Ntibazunkia (7), Gambian Ba ​​Omar Job (14), Dennis Kibo (22), Zambian Clatos Shama (76), Kennedy Juma (86) and Congolese Democrat Fabrice Ngoma. (89).

South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns topped their first group, beating their guest, Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1-0, while Egypt’s Pyramids ended their campaign in last place, drawing with their guest, Nouadhibou, of Mauritania, 2-2.

Mamelodi, the 2016 title holder and the first edition of the African League, raised its score to 13 points from 6 matches, compared to 10 for Mazembe, the holder of the title 5 times, most recently in 2015, knowing that they had previously secured their qualification for the quarter-finals before the start of the round, while Nouadhibou and Pyramids were satisfied with 5 points in the match. Their first participation.

With the goal of Namibian Peter Shalulile from a penalty kick (38) at Lucas Moribe Stadium in Pretoria, Mamelodi took revenge for their 0-1 loss in the first leg against Mazembe.

In the second match at the Air Defense Stadium, Moulay Ahmed Khalil “Bassam” scored a goal for Nouadhibou with a shot from the outskirts of the penalty area, using a pass from Mohamed Al-Abd (64) and substitute Issa Mubarak (82), and for Pyramids, which is at the bottom of the group on the difference in direct confrontations, and the Congolese Democratic Republic of Fiston Mayele ( 73 and 90+2).

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