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Al Ahly qualify for Champs League semis

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sun September 24, 00:03

Al Ahly overcame Esperance de Tunis 2-1 in the 2017 CAF Champions League encounter quarter-final second-leg match at the Stade Olympique de Radès on Saturday night.

The win sees the Egypt's A Ahly qualify for the semi-finals after winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate, while Tunisian giants Esperance bow out of the tournament.

Esperance broke the deadlock after they were awarded a penalty six minutes before the half-time break.

Taha Yassine Khenissi hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Esperance much to the delight of the home crowd.

The score was 1-0 to Esperance at half-time and they were leading 3-2 on aggregate against the Red Devils.

Ali Maaloul tapped into an empty net to make it 1-1 for Al Ahly five minutes after the restart.

The Red Devils were dominating and Nigerian Junior Ajayi headed past Esperance gpalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia to make it 2-0 to Al Ahly.

Al Ahly defended very well in the closing stages and they emerged 2-1 winners over Esperance.

Esperance (1) 1 (Khenissi 40')
Al Ahly (0) 2 (Maaloul 50', Ajayi 62')

Esperance: Ben Cherifia, Chemmam (Errabei 70'), M'barki, Dhaouadi, Machani, Kom (Sassi 67'), Bguir, Coulibaly, Chalali, Badri (Ben Youssef 84'), Khenissi.

Al Ahly: Ekramy; Fathi, Rabia, Nagiub, Maaloul; Ashour, El-Sulaya; Moamen (Ajayi 46'), Abdallah, Walid (Hesham 82'), Azarou (Hany 92').

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