CAF club games, Saturday 11 July – As it happened

CAF club games, Saturday 11 July – As it happened
Esperance and Etoile renew rivalry

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jul 12, 2015. 02:09

Welcome to AfricanFootball’s live coverage of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup matches for Saturday 11 July.

It’s the second round of matches in the group stage for both competitions, and we have the following matches taking place today (times CAT):

Champions League

Group B – MC El Eulma 0-1 ES Setif


Confederation Cup

Group B – Orlando Pirates 1-2 Zamalek

Group A – Esperance 0-1 Etoile Sahel


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01h30 - Thanks for your company and see you on this Sunday for more continental action.

01h27 - Final whistle at El Eulma where ES Setif clinched a last-minute 1-0 victory.

01h24 - GOAL - Substitute El Hedi Belameiri offers Setif the three points in stoppage time.

01h10 - Good save from Khedairia in front of Derrardja.

01h09 - Great opportunity for Setif's substitute Belameiri who loses his battle with Mahsas.

00h57 - El Eulma's Cameroonian striker Abed Tembeng is denied by Setif's defence.

00 h56 - Abdelmalek Ziaya finds the back of the net for the 'Black Eagle', but his goal is ruled out for an off-side position.

00h54 - Belameiri comes in for Chenine for ES Setif in El Eulma.

00h53 - It's over at Stade de Rades, where Etoile Sportive du Sahel enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Esperance de Tunis to take the lead in their Group A on 6 points.

00h45 - We are still goalless in El Eulma where both sides struggle to create chances.

00h40 - Aymen Mathlouthi saves his side to keep Etoile in the lead.

00h35 - Iheb Msakni comes in for Marouane Tej for Etoile Sportive du Sahel in Rades.

00h34 - The match has resumed in El Eulma where Hamiti came in for Brahmia for the locals and Ziaya came in for Benteyetou for Setif.

00h26 - Wassim Naghmouchi comes in for Ilyes Jelassi for Esperance.

00h25 - Aymen Trabelsi comes in for Hamdi Nagguez for Etoile in Rades.

00h23 - Great save from Etoile's keeper Aymen Mathlouthi in front of Houcine Ragued.

00h18 - Idriss Mhirssi hits the post.

00h17 - Half-time in El Eulma where MCEE and ES Setif are still goalless.

00h16 - Idriss Mhirssi comes in for Ghailane Chaalali for Esperance.

00h12 - Amir Omrani comes in for Hamza Lahmar for Etoile Sportive du Sahel in Rades.

00h09 - GOAL - Ammar Jemal breaks the deadlock in Rades for Etoile Sportive du Sahel with a successful header - Esperance 0-1 Etoile.

00h08 - Setif centre-back Said Arroussi is booked for a challenge on Eulma's striker Ibrahim Chenihi.

00h03 - The second half is underway at Stade de Rades.

00h02 - Zahir Nemdil comes close to breaking the deadlock for Setif at El Eulma.

23h47 - It is half time in Rades where the game is still goalless between Esperance and Etoile.

23h43 - MC El Eulma are putting a lot of pressure on Setif at Stade Messaoud Zehgar.

23h40 - Ghailane Chaalali tries his luck from range for Esperance, but no danger for keeper Aymen Mathlouthi.

23h32 - MC El Eulma find the back of the net after just two minutes of play, but the goal is disallowed due to an off-side position.

23h31 - Etoile down to ten men! Etoile's  Brazilian forward Diogo Da Silva is sent off after being handed a straight red card. That's a huge blow for the Sousse-based outfit.

23h30 - We are underway at El Eulma where MC El Eulma are hosting defending champions ES Setif in the CAF Champions League.

MC El Eulma: 16-Mahsas - 6-Belhadi, 3-Bouzama, 23-Maiza, 2-Belkhirter - 12-Tembang, 32-Brahmia, 7-Bentaleb - 24-Chenihi, 17-Derardja, 18-Abbes.

ES Setif: 1-Khedairia - 24-Megatli, 26-Bouchar, 4-Arroussi, 12-Hachi - 8-Delhoum (c), 13-Lamri, 21-Baouz - 23-Nemdil, 11-Benyettou, 22-Chenine.

23h20 - Franck Kom is again off target as the visitors remain on the front foot.

23h17 - Etoile are moving forward, but Alaya Brigui and Franck Kom lack precision in front of Ben Cherifia.

23h04 - Moez Ben Cherifia denies Alaya Brigui's effort.

23h00 - We are underway at Stade de Rades with the big Tunisian clash between Esperance and Etoile.

22h35 - Here are the line ups:

Esperance de Tunis: Moez Ben Chérifia, Mohamed Amine Nefzi, Ali Machani, Mohamed Ali Yaakoubi, Iheb Mbarki, Houcine Ragued, Chaker Reguii, Gailène Chaalali, Elyès Jelassi, Samuel Eduok, Haythem Jouini.

Etoile Sportive du Sahel: Aymen Mathlouthi, Marouane Tej, Alaya Brigui, Ammar Jemal, Zied Boughattas, Franck Kom, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Hamza Lahmar, Youssef Mouihbi, Al Kahli Bangoura, Diogo Da Silva.

22h30 - We are 30 minutes away from kick-off at Stade Olympique de Rades, where Esperance de Tunis host Etoile Sportive du Sahel in a heated Tunisian derby in Group A of the Confederation Cup.

Earlier today, Cairo giants Zamalek secured a precious 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates in Nelspruit to claim top spot in Group B on maximum points.

Thrashed 3-0 in Egypt by Al Ahly in their campaign opener, Esperance will be desperate to bounce back against their rivals who got their continental journey off to a good start with a 1-0 win over Stade Malien.

Meanwhile, MC El Eulma and ES Setif will battle in the CAF Champions League in El Eulma in a Group B Algerian derby, with the two sides aiming for their first points in the prestigious tournament (Kick-off at 23h30).

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