Al Merreikh a win away from semifinals spot

Al Merreikh a win away from semifinals spot
El Merreikh

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Aug 20, 2015. 17:42

Al Merreikh will qualify for the semifinals of the CAF Champions League with a win at MC El Eulma on Saturday, in matchday five of the continental showpiece.

Lying second in Group B with two games remaining, the Sudanese giants enjoy a three-point lead over defending champions ES Sétif, against whom they are holding a better head-to-head record after drawing 1-1 with the ‘Black Eagle’ in Algeria and sealing a 2-0 victory in Khartoum.

Five points adrift of leaders USM Alger, Diego Garzitto’s men could even eye top spot in Group B should the ‘Red and Black’ fail to defeat Sétif on Friday.

Meanwhile, MC El Eulma are already out of the race for a last four seat, after failing to secure a single point from their first four fixtures, and will now be playing for pride against an opponent who defeated them 2-0 in Sudan in their campaign opener.

The match will kick off at Stade Messaoud Zeghar at 21h30 CAT on Saturday 22 August 2015.

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