USM Alger look to finish top of Group C

USM Alger look to finish top of Group C
USM Alger player (L) fights for the ball with Zamalek Aly Mosaad (R) during the 2017 CAF Champions League game between USM Alger and Zamalek at Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers, Algeria on 21 June 2017 © BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jul 08, 2017. 23:18

USM Alger will welcome CAPS United in the 2017 CAF Champions League Group C match at the Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 21h00 CAT.

Alger were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Libyan side Al-Ahli Tripoli in their previous group match which was played in Sfax, Tunisia last weekend.

The draw left the Algerian club placed at the top of Group B standings with eight points. They are only ahead of second-placed Al-Ahli Tripoli on goal difference.

A victory over United will see Alger win Group B and also book their place in knockout stages of this year's tournament.

Meanwhile, United stunned Egyptian giants Zamalek 3-1 in their previous group match which was played in Harare last weekend.

The victory sees the Zimbabwean club placed third on the Group B standings with six points. They are two points behind group leaders Alger.

United are aware of the fact that they need to defeat a stubborn Alger side in order to reach the quarter-finals of this year's competition.

Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou is expected to officiate the encounter between Alger and United.



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