MATCH CENTRE

FRI 01 MAY 2015, 19:00, SETIF

2(4)
VS
2(1)

Defending champs Sétif scrape through on penalties

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Fri May 01, 22:48

ES Sétif booked their spot in the group stage of the CAF Champions League on Friday, after edging past Raja Casablanca 4-1 on penalties in Sétif in the return leg of their round of 16 clash.

The two sides had to settle for the penalty shootout after playing to a 4-4 draw on aggregate, with Raja securing a 2-2 draw at Stade du 8 mai 1945 after being held by the same score line in Casablanca in the first leg.

The ‘Black Eagles’ took the lead after seven minutes through El Hedi Belameiri to take a narrow lead into the break.

Midfielder Mourad Delhoum doubled Sétif’s lead in the 48th minute, with Abdelilah Hafidi pulling a goal back to revive the visitors’ hopes eight minutes later.

And as the locals were cruising to a 4-3 aggregate win, the ‘Green Devils’ levelled the tie deep into stoppage time through Adil Kerrouchi from the spot.

But the title holders proved more accurate in the shootout to scrape through to the last eight of the prestigious tournament.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ENTENTE SETIF RAJA CASABLANCA
1
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
24
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
22
Defender
15
Defender
20
Defender
6
Defender
21
28
Defender
30
Defender
20
Defender
16
Defender
5
Defender
18
17
Defender
26
Midfielder
18
Defender
4
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
14
6
Midfielder
27
8
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
24
10
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
93
Midfielder
29
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
12
33
Forward/Striker
19
45
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
3
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