MATCH CENTRE

SAT 09 AUGUST 2014, 21:30

2
VS
2

Setif book final four berth

by Bertin Basson

Sun August 10, 01:30

Algerian side ES Setif booked their place in the semi-finals of the 2014 CAF Champions League after holding two time winners Esperance to a 2-2 draw at the Stade 8 Mai 1945 in Setif on Saturday evening.


A brace from Akram Djahnit helped the Algerian side to a point and progression in the tournament alongside CS Sfaxien who beat Ah Ahly Benghazi on Friday. 


Ahmed Akaichi got the Blood and Gold off to the perfect start, finding the back of the net with only seven minutes on the clock. 

 

Haythem Jouini went close to doubling the visitors lead in the 25th minute, but it was Setif who scored next through Djahnit who converted from the penalty spot. 

 

The referee's decision to award a spot-kick surprised the Esperance contingent who felt the foul happened outside the area, the match official though felt otherwise. 

 

The Black Eagles took the lead five minutes into the second half thanks to some poor defending by Esperance who handed Djahnit his brace. 

 

Akaichi completed his double in the 72nd minute to set-up a nervy finally to the encounter, but Setif held on to book a final four berth. 

 

Esperance will next face Benghazi to determine who finishes  bottom of Group B, while Setif will clash with the 2013 CAF Confederations Cup winners to decide who tops the group.      



 

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ENTENTE SETIF ESPERANCE
1
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
24
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
22
Defender
15
Defender
6
Defender
6
28
Defender
26
Defender
20
Defender
24
Defender
5
Defender
3
Defender
18
Defender
12
28
Defender
26
20
Defender
4
Defender
17
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
19
10
7
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
3
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