Super Sub Steals Victory for Etoile Sahel

Super Sub Steals Victory for Etoile Sahel
epa05398143 Etoile Sportive du Sahel players celebrate after scoring a goal during the CAF Champions League soccer match between Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia and Fath Union of Morocco at Stade Olympique de Sousse, Tunisia, 29 June 2016 EPA/STR

by Brian Lee

Tuesday May 23, 2017. 22:14

A 93rd minute goal from Hameur Bouazza handed Tunisian side Etoile Sahel a 2-1 win over Sudanese side Al Merreikh in a CAF Champions League, Group A match at the Al Merreikh Stadium in Omdurman on Tuesday night.

The victory makes it two from two for Etoile Sahel who now top Group A with six points followed by Al Hilal Omdurman in second place with two points after they played to a goalless draw against Ferroviario Da Beira earlier on Tuesday.

Al Merreikh are third in the group with a point to their name followed by bottom placed Ferroviario Da Beira, also on a point but with an inferior goal difference.

The Tunisia side started the better of the two teams on the night and controlled the flow of the match, but for all their possession they struggled to break down a well-organised Al Merreikh defence.

Finally, in the 34th minute Etoile Sahel made their first half dominance count when Diogo Acosta found the back of the net to give them a 1-0 lead going into the break.

The home side showed more of a fight after the break and quickly managed to pull level courtesy of a goal from Bakri Al Madina in the 52nd minute, 1-1.

The match had a nice flow after that with both teams pushing forward in search of another goal, but both were poor in the final third and wasted decent scoring chances.

The match looked to be heading towards a stalemate before Etoile Sahel stole victory in the dying seconds of the tie with a goal from substitute Hameur Bouazza who had only been on the field for four minutes, 2-1.

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