CAF Club Competitions, semifinals – As it happened

CAF Club Competitions, semifinals – As it happened
USM Alger got past Al Hilal to book their place in the final of the CAF Champions League

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Sunday Oct 04, 2015. 00:37

Welcome to AfricanFootball’s as it happened coverage of the semifinals, return leg, of Africa’s top two club competitions.

Thrashed 5-1 by Etoile du Sahel in Sousse in the first leg of their Confederation Cup last four tie, Zamalek will be facing a nearly impossible task when they host the Tunisians in Cairo at 20h30 CAT.

Meanwhile, USM Alger will be looking to finish the job in front of their home crowd against Al Hilal in the CAF Champions League, following their 2-1 victory in Omdurman in the first leg (kick off at 22h30 CAT).


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90+5' - Full time in Bologhine - USM Alger qualify for their first final of CAF Champions League after their 2-1 aggregate win over Al Hilal.

90+4' - Mohamed Meftah finds the back of the net, but his goal is ruled out for an off-side position.

90+3' - SUB USMA - Mohamed Seguer comes in for Andria.

85' - Andria is cautionned for USMA and will miss the first leg of the final should the Algerians progress.

85' - Great save from USMA keeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche, who denies Abdellatif Boya.

77' - SUB USMA - Mokhtar Benmoussa replaces Mohamed Benkhemassa.

74' - Al Hilal get a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box, but it is blocked by the wall.

67' - SUB USMA - Hocine El Orfi replaces Karim Baiteche.

60' - We are still goalless at Stade Omar Hamadi at the hour mark.

50' - SUB AL HILAL - Nazar Hamid Nassir comes in for injured Mohamed Ahmed Bashir.

47' - Souleymane Konate close to sending the ball into his own net.

46' - The second half is underway in Bologhine.

45+1' - It is half-time in Bologhine - USM Alger 0-0 Al Hilal

45' - There will be 2 minutes of added time in this first half.

36' - Malian defender Souleymane Konate is cautionned for Al Hilal for a challenge on Zineddine Ferhat.

30' - We are still goalless at Stade Omar Hamadi at the half-an-hour mark.

27' - What an opportunity for Mohamed Aoudia who fails to find the back of the net with the goal wide open.

24' - Karim Baiteche is denied by Hilal's keeper Loic Feudjou.

18' - The Algerians miss back-to-back chances through Mohamed Meftah and Mohamed Amine Aoudia.

11' - Mohamed Meftah is cautionned for USMA and will miss the final if the Algerians qualify.

9' - Nasr Eldin Omer is booked for Al Hilal.

6' - Zineddine Ferhat's effort goes wide.

22h30 - And we are now underway in Bologhine where USM Alger host Al Hilal in the CAF Champions League.

90+6' - Full time in Cairo - Zamalek wins 3-0 but Etoile qualify for the final 5-4 on aggregate.

The Tunisians will battle Al Ahly or Orlando Pirates for continental glory.

90+1' - Bassem Morsi's header goes wide.

90' - There will be 5 minutes of added time.

80' - Alaya Brigui's strike is saved by Ahmed El-Shenawy.

75' - RED CARD ETOILE - Marouane Tej is receiving his marching orders after a second yellow. We are now 10 against 10.

70' - GOAL ZAMALEK - Substitute Mostafa Fathi makes it 3-0 and revives the White Knights' hopes - Zamalek 3-0 Etoile du Sahel

68' - SUB ZAMALEK - Mostafa Fathi replaces Mohamed Gomaa.

65' - SUB ETOILE - Franck Kom replaces Aymen Trabelsi.

63' - Marouane Tej is cautionned for Etoile.

60' - SUB ETOILE - Marouane Tej replaces Iheb Msakni.

56' - SUB ZAMALEK - Ahmed Hassan Mekki replaces Ayman Hefni.

55' - GOAL ZAMALEK - Mahmoud 'Kahraba' completes his brace from the penalty spot - Zamalek 2-0 Etoile du Sahel

54' - PENALTY ZAMALEK - Ammar Jemal handles the ball inside the box.

54' - Baghdad Bounedjah's effort is blocked by El-Shenawy.

48' - Great opportunity for Zamalek to double their lead, but Bassem Morsi fails to connect Hazem Emam's cross effectively.

46' - The second half is underway in Cairo.

45+6' - It is half-time at Petro Sport Stadium - Zamalek 1-0 Etoile du Sahel

45+3' - Good clearance from the Tunisian defence as Zamalek are pushing for number two.

44' - Tensions are running high on the touchline between the two staff, and Etoile's assistant coach Ridha Jadi receives his marching orders.

41' - Hamza Lahmar's attempt is saved by Ahmed El-Shenawy.

39' - Iheb Msakni is cautionned for Etoile.

35' - Mohamed Amine Ben Amor is cautionned for Etoile.

30' - Zamalek are still in the lead in Cairo at the half-an-hour mark, but the task remains vast for the Egyptians to progress to the final.

28' - Bassem Morsi takes a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box but his attempt is off target.

25' - Baghdad Bounedjah comes close to levelling matters in Cairo, following a poor clearance from the Zamalek defence.

20' - SUB ZAMALEK - Mohamed Koffi replaces Ahmed Hammoudi.

17' - Iheb Msakni takes a shot from range for Etoile, but no worries for Ahmed El-Shenawy.

12' - GOAL ZAMALEK - Mahmoud 'Kahraba' puts the locals ahead - Zamalek 1-0 Etoile du Sahel

5' - RED CARD ZAMALEK - The White Knights are down to 10-man for the next 85 minutes as defender Ali Gabr receives his marching orders for elbowing Baghdad Bounedjah.

20h30 - We are underway at Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo between Zamalek and Etoile Sportive du Sahel in the Confederation Cup.

Here are the starting lineups:

Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shenawy - Ali Gabr, Mohamed Gomaa, Ahmed Dwedar, Hazem Emam - Omar Gaber, Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Hammoudi,  Ayman Hefni, Mahmoud Kahraba, - Bassem Morsi

Etoile du Sahel: Aymen Mathlouthi, Ghazi Abderrazak, Ammar Jemal, Saddam Ben Aziza, Hamdi Nagguez, Alaya Brigui, Aymen Trabelsi, Ihed Msakni, Hamza Lahmar, Mohamed Amin Ben Amor, Baghdad Bounedjah





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