2016 CAF Champions League Final: Zamalek 1-0 Sundowns - AS IT HAPPENED

2016 CAF Champions League Final: Zamalek 1-0 Sundowns - AS IT HAPPENED
Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Mahmoud Fadlalla of Zamalek during the 2016 Caf Champions League Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 15 October 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

by Bertin Basson

Sunday Oct 23, 2016. 22:32

Good evening and welcome to the live coverage of the 2016 Caf Champions League final, second-leg clash at the El Borg Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt.

The Brazilians hold a 3-0 advantage following a convincing with in Atteridgeville, South Africa last week Saturday.

Zamaelek: Gennesh; Khaled (Shikabala 76'), Dweidar, Gabr, Youssef - Hamed (Salah 85'), Tawfik - Ohawuchi, Hefny (Mayuka 85'), Fathi - Morsy

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango (Sandilands 28'); Langerman, Nthethe, Soumahoro, Mbekile - Kekana, Mabunda - Dolly, Tau, Laffor (Modise 72') - Billiat (S.Zwane 84')


The Brazilians crowned continental champions for a first time.

90+5' - Full-Time: Zamalek 1-0 Sundowns (Sundowns win 3-1 on aggregate and are AFRICAN CHAMPIONS)

90' - Four minutes added.

86' - CHANCE! Soumahoro with an outstanding clearance to deny Mayuka. Unbelievable by the Ivorian.

80' - Into the final 10 minutes of the clash - can Sundowns hold on or will Sundowns complete a memorable comeback. Mbekile with a timely clearance to clear from danger.

76' - SHOT! Kekana lets fly from range, but Gennesh is up to the challenge.

70' - Wave after wave of Zamalek pressure as we enter the final 20 minutes of the clash. Sundowns need to calm things down. Modise to make his way onto the park.

64' - GOAL!!! Ohawuchi hammers home from range, ball slips underneath the goalkeepers glove - Sandilands should have done better.

64' - Hefny book for decent as Dolly fires a shot straight at Gennesh. 

61' - Laffor with a lung-busting run forward, Gabr, though, does just about enough to clear from danger.

60' - Hour played in Alexandria - Zamalek with all the ball, but Sundowns defence holding firm for the time being.

51' - Morsy gets up well, but can only succeed in directing his header attempt inches wide of goal.

50' - Free-kick comes to nothing as Khaled plays the ball straight into the wall.

47' - Early free-kick for Zamalek in a very dangerous position Ball hit Kekana flush on the hand - not much he could do about it though.

46' - The second-half has kicked-off

45+9' - Half-Time: Zamalek 0-0 Sundowns (Brazilians still lead 3-0 on aggregate). 

45+4' - Two quick chances for Anthony Laffor - first Gennesh keeps out his fierce shot before the Liberian directs his header attempt wide.

45' - No fewer than eight minutes added! Largely due to Onyango's earlier injury.

42' - CROSSBAR! Quick break once again, Tau feeds Billiat who cuts inside - his deflected shot bounces off the top of the crossbar.

41' - SAVE! Top save by Sandilands who denies Tawfik from an acute angle.

39' - CHANCE! Gennesh forced into a good save. Laffor picks out Billiat who controls well before picking out Tau who sets himself up for a volley attempt, the Zamalek goalkeeper, though, is up to the task.

35' - Tau is the first player into the referee's book.

35' - Free-kick for Sundowns in a dangerous p

32' - CHANCE! Two quick chances for Ohawuchi - first Soumahoro makes a superb clearance before the Nigerian heads wide from the resulting corner-kick.

31' - Tau swings in a corner-kick, but it is an easy take for Gennesh.

28' - Arguably Sandilands biggest game of his career. The South African replaces Onyango.

25' - Things arre getting pretty heated on the touchlines as Denis Onyango receives treatment. Looks like the Ugandan will have to be replaced.

23' - Counter-attack is on for Mamelodi Sundowns, but Tiyani Mabunda lacks patience and tries his luck from range - ball was always going wide. Brazilians at tad nervy.

22' - Relentless pressure by Zamalek who are holding firm for the time being. Pitso Mosimane will be urging his troops to get forward.

17' - First corner-kick of the match to be played in by Fathi - Sundowns clear from danger.

12' - CHANCE! Ohawuchi bursts into the area, but is unable to find the back of the net with the goal at his mercy! So close to the opening goal.

10' - Zamalek very eager to get their feet on the ball, holding a very high line against the Brazilians as they go in search of the opening goal.

6' - Khama Billiat lets fly from range, ball wasalways flying wide.

4' - Lively start to the clash as would have been expected with Zamalek doing a lot of running - Denis Onyango doing well to calm the nerves. The Ugandan has established himself as one of the best on the continent.

1' - Kick-off in Alexandria!

- Mamelodi Sundowns have made one change with Wayne Arendse missing out due to suspension, Soumahoro starts alongside Thabo Nthethe.

- Four changes for Zamalek with both Shikabala and Mayuka on the bench. El Shenawy and Gamal also among the substitutes.

- Africa's finest referee, Bakary Gassama of Gambia is in charge.


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