Moghreb Tetouan sealed a 2-1 win over Smouha SC in Morocco on Sunday night, in matchday five of the 2015 CAF Champions League.
Spanish striker Jesus Rodriguez Tato put the locals ahead after 13 minutes of play, sending MAT into the break with a precious one-goal advantage.
And while Abdeladim Khadrouf doubled their lead with 15 minutes to go, Amr Abousabaa managed to pull a goal back for the visitors one minute later, to revive Smouha’s hopes of a semifinals spot.
However, the Moroccans held onto their advantage until the final whistle to scoop all three points up for grabs.
The result sent the Egyptian side packing, and set Group A for a thrilling finish with three teams tied on eight points with just one game remaining, thanks to Al Hilal’s 1-0 victory over TP Mazembe in Omdurman earlier today.
TP Mazembe will play host to Moghreb Tetouan in Lubumbashi in their final Group A outing, while Al Hilal will travel to Alexandria to face Smouha SC.
Moghreb Tetouan 2 (1) - 1 (0) Smouha SC
Goals: Jesus Rodriguez Tato (13'), Abdeladim Khadrouf (75') for Moghreb Tetouan; Amr Abousabaa (76') for Smouha SC
Moghreb Tetouan: Mohamed El Yousfi, Mohamed Abarhoun, Yassin Lakhal, Mehdi Khallati, Noussair El Memouni, Youness Hawassi, Anas Lamrabat, Younes Bellakhdar, Jesus Rodriguez Tato, El Hardoumi Abdelmaoula, Abdeladim Khadrouf
Smouha SC: Mahdy Mohamed Soliman, Mahmoud Hussein, Ahmed Aly, Hany Shaban, Ayman Elsayed, Ahmed Temsah, Yasser Ahmed Ibrahim El Hanafi, Amr Abousabaa, Mansou Kouakou, Hossam Hassan, Ahmed Abdalraof