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Ahly suffer late loss at Tetouan

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Mon April 20, 00:08

Moghreb Tetouan enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Al Ahly in Morocco on Sunday night, in the first leg of their CAF Champions League last 16 tie.

A last-minute free-kick by striker Mohcine Iajour sent the Moroccans into the return leg with a one-goal advantage.

The ‘Red Devils’ missed a good opportunity to take the lead early in the second half, when substitute Walid Soliman missed the target with only the keeper to beat in the 50th minute.

Ahmed Jahouh and Abdeladim Khadrouf also failed to convert their chances for the locals later in the game, but Iajour made no mistake from a set-piece in added time, giving his side a crucial win at Stade Saniat Rmel.

The eight-time African champions will have to turn the tables around in Cairo in a fortnight, to avoid another major disappointment after falling out of the continent’s foremost clubs competition at the same stage in the previous edition.

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