CAF Club Competitions, semifinals – As it happened

CAF Club Competitions, semifinals – As it happened
Al Hilal midfielder Nazar Hamid Nassir

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Sep 27, 2015. 23:07

Welcome back to our live coverage of the first leg of Africa’s top two club competitions’ semifinals.

Sudanese giants Al Hilal are hosting USM Alger in Omdurman in the CAF Champions League at 19h00 CAT, while Etoile Sportive du Sahel welcome Zamalek in Sousse in the Confederation Cup at 21h00 CAT.

Orlando Pirates enjoyed a 1-0 home win over Al Ahly in the other Confed Cup semifinal on Saturday, with Al Merreikh securing a 2-1 victory against TP Mazembe in Khartoum in the other last four fixture of the CAF Champions League.

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22h55 - Full time in Sousse, where Etoile du Sahel demolished Zamalek with an outstanding performance - Etoile du Sahel 5-1 Zamalek

86' - GOAL ETOILE - Defender Saddam Ben Aziza hammers a fifth nail into Zamalek's coffin with a successful header - Etoile du Sahel 5-1 Zamalek

83' - GOAL ETOILE - Marouane Tej completes his brace with a superb 25-meter strike - Etoile du Sahel 4-1 Zamalek

76' - SUBSTITUTION ZAMALEK - Ahmed Hamoudi replaces Ayman Hefny.

68' - Mustapha Fathi's effort is blocked by Aymen Mathlouti.

57' - The post denies Alaya Brigui a brace.

55' - Good clearance from Aymen Mathlouthi under the threat of Bassem Morsi.

48' - SUBSTITUTION ZAMALEK - Mustapha Fathi replaces Maarouf Yussuf.

46' - The second half is underway at Stade Olympique de Sousse.

45' - It is half-time in Sousse - Etoile du Sahel 3-1 Zamalek

44' - Zamalek are saved by their post as Baghdad Bounedjah is again close to adding to his tally.

39' - SUBSTITUTION ZAMALEK - Mohamed Gomaa replaces Hamada Tolba.

35' - GOAL ETOILE - Tunisia international defender Alaya Brigui restores Etoile's two-goal lead, heading home a cross from Iheb Msakni - Etoile du Sahel 3-1 Zamalek

24' - GOAL ZAMALEK - Ayman Hefny pulls a goal back for the White Knights from the edge of the box - Etoile du Sahel 2-1 Zamalek

19' - Bounedjah comes close to completing his brace at the far post. The Tunisians are the better of the two sides so far.

10' - GOAL ETOILE - Striker Baghdad Bounedjah doubles his side's lead. Etoile du Sahel 2-0 Zamalek

5' - GOAL ETOILE - Etoile midfielder Marouane Tej put the locals ahead at Stade Olympique de Sousse, well assisted by Alaya Brigui with the back pass. Etoile du Sahel 1-0 Zamalek

21h00 - We are underway in Sousse between Etoile Sportive du Sahel and Zamalek in the Confederation Cup.

Starting line-ups

Etoile du Sahel: Aymen Mathlouthi, Ghazi Abderrazak, Ammar Jemal, Saddam Ben Aziza, Hamdi Nagguez, Alaya Brigui, Aymen Trabelsi, Marouane Tej, Hamza Lahmar, Iheb Msakni et Baghdad Bounedjah

Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shenawy - Ali Gabr, Mohamed Koffi, Hamada Tolba, Hazem Emam - Omar Gaber, Tarek Hamed, Maarouf Yussuf,  Ayman Hefni - Mahmoud Kahraba, Bassem Morsi

90+4' - Full time in Omdurman - USM Alger sealed a crucial 2-1 away win thanks to a great performance from keeper Mohamed Zemmamouche. The return leg will be played at Stade Omar Hamadi next Saturday. Al Hilal 1-2 USM Alger

90+1' - Good clearance from Mohamed Meftah as Al Hilal are desperate for a goal.

90' - There will be four minutes of added time.

88' - The Algerians are on the counter attack, but Zineddine Ferhat doesn't chose the right option.

79' - Mudather Eltaib comes close to completing his brace with the ball brushing off Zemmamouche's post.

75' - SUBSTITUTION USMA - Midfielder Nassim Bouchema replaces Mohamed Aoudia.

67' - GOAL USM Alger - Karim Baiteche gives the visitors the lead for the first time against the run of play. Al Hilal 1-2 USM Alger

64' - PENALTY SAVED - Mohamed Zemmamouche blocks Andre Rocha Da Silva's attempt from the spot with his foot.

63' - PENALTY Al Hilal - USMA striker Mohamed Aoudia concedes a penalty.

60' - We are still 1-1 at the hour mark.

56' - Mohamed Meftah receives a yellow card.

55' - Al Hilal are still pushing hard for number two as the rain began to fall in Omdurman.

46' - The second half is underway at Al Hilal Stadium.

45+3' - It is half-time in Omdurman - Al Hilal 1-1 USM Alger

43' - Andre Rocha Da Silva takes his chance from range, but no worries for the USMA keeper.

41' - Al Hilal remain on the front foot with Nasr Eldin Omer denied by the in-form Zemmamouche.

37' - Another good save from Algeria international keeper Zemmamouche following a well-taken free-kick.

34' - The locals are putting pressure on the Algerians and come close to restoring their lead when Mohamed Ahmed Bashir fails to find the back of the net with only Mohamed Zemmamouche to beat.

30' - We are still 1-1 at the Al Hilal Stadium at the half-an-hour mark.

22' - USMA attacking midfielder Charles Andriamahitsinoro is booked.

19' - SUBSTITUTION USMA - Injured Kaddour Beldjilali is replaced by midfielder Karim Baiteche.

13' - GOAL USM Alger - USMA striker Mohamed Amine Aoudia levels matters in Omdurman - Al Hilal 1-1 USM Alger

2' - GOAL Al Hilal - Mudather Eltaib opens the scoring after just two minutes of play. Al Hilal 1-0 USM Alger

19h00 – We are underway in Omdurman

Starting line-ups

Al Hilal: Maxime Loic Feudjou, Mohamed Ahmed Bashir, Atir Magor, Boubacar Kebe, Saif Eldin Ali Idris Farah, Nazar Hamid Nassir, Mudather Eltaib, Nasr Eldin Omer, Abdel Osman, Ather El Tahir, Andre Rocha Da Silva

USM Alger: Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche, Mohamed Amine Aoudia, Farouk Chafai, Zineddine Ferhat, Kaddour Beldjilali, Charles Andriamahitsinoro, Nassereddine Khoualed, Hamza Koudri, Mohamed Benkhemassa, Brahim Boudebouda, Mohamed Meftah

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