CAF Club competitions, Saturday 22 August – As it happened

CAF Club competitions, Saturday 22 August – As it happened
Al Ahly's Red Devils

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Aug 23, 2015. 00:22

Welcome to AfricanFootball’s live coverage of matchday five of the 2015 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.

Saturday's coverage begins with the clash between Orlando Pirates and AC Leopards in Group B of the Confederation Cup, followed by Esperance de Tunis v Al Ahly in Group A. To finish off the evening's action, MC El Eulma and Al Merreikh will meet in Group B of the Champions League.

All times CAT.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE...

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Friday 21 August 2015
USM Alger 3-0 ES Sétif


Saturday 22 August 2015
MC El Eulma 2-3 Al Merreikh

Sunday 23 August 2015
Al Hilal v TP Mazembe – 19h00 at Al Hilal Stadium (Group A)
Moghreb Tetouan v Smouha SC – 22h30 at Stade Saniat Rmel (Group A)

CONFEDERATION CUP

Saturday 22 August 2015
Orlando Pirates 2-0 AC Léopards

Espérance de Tunis 0-1 Al Ahly

Sunday 23 August 2015
Stade Malien v Etoile Sportive du Sahel – 17h30 at Stade Modibo Keita (Group A)
CS Sfaxien v Zamalek – 20h30 at Stade Taieb Mhiri (Group B)

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23h22 - Full time at El Eulma, where Al Merreikh came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory in a game with not much at stake as the Sudanese outfit were already assured of a semifinals spot following ES Setif loss to USM Alger on Friday evening.

23h19 - GOAL Al Merreikh -  Al Merreikh take the lead in stoppage time as Bakri Al Madina completes a brace from the penalty spot - MC El Eulma 2-3 Al Merreikh

23h00 - GOAL Al Merreikh - The visitors level matters thanks to Bakri Al Madina - MC El Eulma 2-2 Al Merreikh

22h56 - GOAL Al Merreikh - Alaeddine Youssef pulls a goal back for the Sudanese giants - MC El Eulma 2-1 Al Merreikh

22h35 - The second half is underway at Stade Messaoud Zeghar.

22h20 - It's half-time in El Eulma - MC El Eulma 2-0 Al Merreikh

21h57 - Game over in Rades - Esperance 0-1 Al Ahly

The Red Devils take the lead in Group A while the 'Blood and Gold' bow out of the competition with one game remaining.

21h56 - GOAL MC El Eulma - Abdelmalek Abbes doubles El Eulma's lead at Stade Messaoud Zeghar - MC El Eulma 2-0 Al Merreikh

21h50 - There will be 7 minutes of added time in Rades.

21h44 - GOAL MC El Eulma - Younes Kadri gives the Algerians the lead in front of their home crowd - MC El Eulma 1-0 Al Merreikh

21h43 - What a chance for Ahly's substitute Evouna with 8 minutes to go.

21h31 - Gabonese striker Malick Evouna comes in for injured John Antwi for Ahly.

21h30 - We are underway at Stade Messaoud Zehgar, where MC El Eulma are hosting Al Merreikh in their Group B of the CAF Champions League.

21h28 - Ahly's substitute Walid Soliman is denied a goal for an offside position.

21h23 - Great save from Moez Ben Cherifia.

21h15 - Iheb Mbarki's free-kick goes wide.

21h11 - John Antwi finds again the back of the net for the Egyptians but the flag goes up. The Ghanaian striker was on side.

21h03 - We are back in action in Rades.

20h46 - Half-time in Rades - Esperance 0-1 Al Ahly

20h44 - Nigerian striker Samuel Eduok takes his chance from range but is again denied by Sherif Ekramy.

20h36 - Fakhreddine Ben Youssef effort goes wide.

20h33 - Great save from Ahly's keeper Sherif Ekramy on a free-kick attempt by Ilyes Jelassi.

20h23 - Ramadan Sobhi comes close to adding number two for the visitors but misses his one-on-one with Moez Ben Cherifia.

20h13 - Fakhreddine Ben Youssef seems to be fouled in the box, but Esperance's penalty appeal is denied.

20h06 - GOAL Ahly - Ghanaian striker John Antwi put the Red Devils ahead from a Ramadan Sobhi's cross - Esperance 0-1 Al Ahly

20h00 - We are underway at Stade Olympique de Rades, where Esperance Tunis host Al Ahly in their Group A of the Confederation Cup.

Esperance: Ben Cherifia, Derbali, Yaakoubi, Dhaouadi, Mbarki, Abboud, Ragued, Chaalali, Jelassi, Eduok, Ben Youssef

Al Ahly: Ekramy, Bassem Ali, Samir, Naguib, El-Sayed, Ghaly, El-Said, Ashour, Momen, Ramadan, Antwi

19h52 - Full time in Soweto! Pirates 2-0 Leopards. The South Africans secure a place in the semis of the Confed Cup (as do Zamalek as a result of this match), while Leopards have been eliminated.

19h45 - Goal in Soweto! Majoro with great work to set up Manyisa, who slides in at the back post to make it 2-0 and secure the three points for Pirates! They're going to the semifinals!

19h40 - Less than 10 minutes to play in Soweto. Pirates 1-0 up against Leopards, who must score twice in the dying stages to keep their semifinal hopes alive.

19h32 - Myeni denied by a wonderful save from Ngoe, before Pirates make their first sub to send on Majoro in place of the excellent Erasmus.

19h24 - Ngouelou with a good chance to equalise for Leopards, but he blazes the shot over the target!

19h16 - Mukenga enters the fray for Leopards, replacing Madila to boost their attack.

19h09 - Gabuza throws himself at Myeni's cross but puts his diving header wide of the near post! Still 1-0 to the Buccaneers over Leopards.

19h03 - Back underway in Soweto, Leopards have made a change by sending on Bidimbou in place of Babanda.

18h48 - Half time in Soweto, Pirates lead 1-0 and look very much on course to qualify for the semifinals of the Confederation Cup.

18h45 - Erasmus blazes over from a great chance, but the offside flag was up anyway.

18h40 - Five minutes left in the first half, Pirates hold a 1-0 lead and will be happy with their work so far.

18h33 - Goal in Soweto! Pirates take the lead, with Makola firing home a low shot after great work down the right by Erasmus! Pirates 1-0 Leopards.

18h31 - Past the half hour mark in Soweto, still goalless between Pirates and Leopards.

18h19 - Gandze with a great chance to put Leopards ahead, but Ovono makes a fantastic save! Babanda the fluffs from the follow-up! The Congo side should really be ahead...

18h14 - Sangweni with a header at goal from Erasmus' cross, but it's an easy save for the Leopards 'keeper.

18h09 - Gandze with a deflected shot that wrong-foots Pirates goalkeeper Ovono but flashes just wide! Lucky break for the hosts...

18h05 - Erasmus with a good low cross and Gabuza is just too late to turn it home, positive start for the Buccaneers.

18h00 - Kick off in Soweto, where Pirates need only avoid defeat to secure a place in the semifinals of the Confed Cup.

17h50 - We begin with team news from Orlando Stadium for the clash between Orlando Pirates and AC Leopards in the Confederation Cup:

Pirates: 27 Ovono, 4 Jele, 21 Sagweni, 28 Mahamutsa, 2 Gcaba, 18 Sarr, 10 Manyisa, 11 Myeni, 5 Makola, 30 Gabuza, 22 Erasmus

Leopards: 30 Ngoe, 2 Ndzana, 5 Ngounga, 25 Auzingoini, 6 Bissiki, 10 Kalema, 19 Madila, 8 Ndougsa, 27 Ngouelou, 12 Gandze, 20 Babanda



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