CAF CL: USM Alger 4-1 Caps United - As It Happened

CAF CL: USM Alger 4-1 Caps United - As It Happened
USM Alger players (R) fights for the ball with Zamalek players (L) during the 2017 CAF Champions League

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Jul 09, 2017. 23:01

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 CAF Champions League Group B match between Algerian club USM Alger and Zimbabwean outfit CAPS United at the Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Sunday.


Alger XI: Zemmamouche, Meftah, Chafai, Abdellaoui, Bemoussa, Benguit, Koudri, Hammar, Meziane, Hamzaoui, Darfalou.

United XI: Chigumba, Zvirekwi, Pfumbidzai, Muzambwa, Jangano, Bamusi, Taitamba, Muchenje, Rusike, Chitiyo, B.A


Alger advance to the quarter-finals, while United are out of the competition.

FULL-TIME: Alger 4-1 United.

88' - GOAL! Alger 4-1 United. Darfalou scores with an easy tap in to restore the home side's three goal lead.

85' - Five minutes left for United to grab three late goals to ensure that they advance to the quarter-finals.

83' - Alger sub: Khoualed IN, Benmoussa OUT.

80' - GOAL! Alger 3-1 United. Amidu hits the back of the net with a powerful curling shot from outside the box.

78' - GOAL! Alger 3-0 United. Darfalou heads home from Mefta's corner-kick.

75' - Alger have been solid at the back as United strikers Chungwa and Amidu struggle to penetrate the home side's defence.

70' - Alger sub: Benkablia IN, Hamzaoui OUT.

67' - United sub: Kambanje IN, Bamusi OUT.

65' - United defender Jangano makes a good clearance with his head from Alger attacker Benmoussa's cross.

60' - Alger are still leading 2-0 as we reach the hour-mark here in Algiers.

57' - Alger sub: Benmoussa IN, Hammar OUT.

55' - United are pressing Alger as Pfumbidzai's corner-kick is punched away by Zemmamouche.

50' - CHANCE! Amidu is sent through on goal, but the United striker is ruled offside as the visitors look to pull one back.

46' - The second-half is under-way.

46' - United sub: Chungwa IN, Rusike OUT.

46' - United sub: Kamhapa IN, Muchenje OUT.

HALF-TIME: Alger 2-0 United.

44' - GOAL! Alger 2-0 United. Hamzaoui doubles the home side's lead just before the half-time break.

40' - The momentum is with Alger, who have been solid at the back most of time this evening as we approach the half-time break.

36' - GOAL! Alger 1-0 United. Hammar fires home a thunderous shot from the right-hand side to give the home side the lead.

35' - CLOSE: United full-back Pfumbidzai's effort from a corner-kick hits the crossbar with Alger goalkeeper Zemmamouche well beaten.

30' - It remains goalless as we reach the half-hour mark here in Algiers.

25' - United combine nicely on the edge of the Alger box and Rusike's pass goes out for a goal-kick as the visitors look to break the deadlock.

20' - Alger have won several set-pieces in the United box, but they are yet to test United goalkeeper Chigumba.

15' - Amidu is playing as the lone striker for United, but he is closely marked by the Alger defenders thus far.

10' - Alger are enjoying more possession thus far with United doing most of the defending.

5' - Early chances for Alger duo Hamzaoui and Koudri, who both miss the target from close range as the home side look to break the deadlock

1' - The match is underway.

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