MATCH CENTRE

SUN 07 JUNE 2015, 17:30, STADE ROBERT CHAMPROUX

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Three-time champs Sfaxien into Confed group stage

by Bertin Basson

Sun June 07, 20:21

Three-time champions CS Sfaxien secured their place in the group stages of the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup with a 3-1 aggregate win over ASEC Mimosas at Stade Robert Champroux on Sunday.


Sfaxien, who won the continental tournament in 2007, 2008 and 2013, won the home-leg 2-0 before keeping the Ivorians to a 1-1 stalemate in Abidjan.




The Tunisians join AC Leopards and Orlando Pirates in Group B.


ASEC were on the offensive from the onset - U-20 international winger Ba Loua D'Avila rattled the crossbar in the 14th minute, before Bangaly Soumahoro gave the hosts the lead a minute later, the centre back scoring with a superb bicycle kick goal.


Sfaxien's best chance of the half came six minutes before the break. Badra Ali Sangare had to be at his best to keep out Yassine Khenissi's attempt from long range.



Substitute Lamoudja Traore came close to giving the Black and Yellows a two-goal advantage in 71st minute, sending his shot just wide of the post.


The 'Juventus of the Arabs' would settle the tie eight minutes later, Mohamed Ali Moncer converting from close range.



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