Etoile du Sahel fail to overtake FUS Rabat

Etoile du Sahel fail to overtake FUS Rabat
Etoile Sportive du Sahel player Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (R) and Kawkab Marrakech player Youssef Ikram (L) fight for the ball during the CAF Confederation Cup soccer match between Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia and Kawkab Marrakech of Morocco at the Olympique Stadium in Sousse, Tunisia, 12 August 2016. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016. 23:51

Etoile du Sahel failed to overtake FUS Rabat in their CAF Confederations Group B after playing to a goalless draw at the Stade Moulay Abdallah on Tuesday night.

The Tunisian side had a chance to finish top of Group B had they won, but failed to do so and as a result finish second with 11 points, one behind FUS Rabat who top the standings.

Still, despite the draw both teams are comfortably into the semifinals of the competition.

The two remaining teams in the group, Kawkab Marrakech and Al-ahly Tripoli, cannot qualify for the semifnals of the Confed Cup but are in action on Wednesday night in a dead-rubber.

The match at the Stade Moulay Abdallah on Tuesday night produced very little in terms of goalmouth action.

Both sides struggled to find their rhythm and were poor in the final third of the field, largely due to poor passing and bad decision making.

Neither team showed any real desire either to go for victory and both looked happy to settle for a share of the spoils as they cruised into the semifinals of the competitio

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