CAF CL: Wydad Casablanca 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns - As it happened

CAF CL: Wydad Casablanca 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns - As it happened
Wydad Athletic Club player Mohamed Nahiri (R) and Mamelodi Sundowns SIBUSISO VILAKAZI (L) fight for the ball during the CAF Champions League soccer match between Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco and Mamelodi Sundowns of Guinea at Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca , Morocco,17 August 2018.

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Aug 17, 2018. 23:25

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 CAF Champions League Group C match between Wydad Casablanca and Mamelodi Sundowns at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco.


Wydad XI: El Khaurroubi, El Asbahi, Saidi, Ounajem, Gadarine, El Hadded, Michel, El Karti, Noussir, Comara, Nahiri.

Sundowns XI: Onyango, Langerman, Nascimento, Ngcongca, Madisha, Jali, Kekana, Zwane, Vilakazi, Sirino, Laffor.


1' - The match is underway.

5' - Early chance for Sundowns as Laffor fires over the crossbar from inside the Wydad box.

10' - Wydad combine nicely on the edge of the Sundowns box, but the ball is cleared away by the Sundowns defence.

15' - The hosts are dominating possession, but they are struggling to penetrate the Sundowns defence.

20' - El Haddad unleashes a long range shot which misses the target as the Wydad looks to break the deadlock.

25' - It remains goalless as we approach the half-hour mark.

30' - Laffort is ruled offside as Sundowns look to catch Wydad on the counter.

35' - Wydad attacker El Haddad's long range shot is easily gathered by Sundowns keeper Onyango.

40' - Zwane tries his luck from range and the Sundowns attacker's effort flies over the crossbar.

45' - Sundowns are looking to contain Wydad as we approach the half-time break.

HALF-TIME: Wydad 0-0 Sundowns.

46' - Sundowns sub: Mabunda IN, Laffor OUT.

46' - The second-half is undeway.

50' - GREAT SAVE! Sundowns keeper Onyango makes a great save to deny Wydad attacker El Karti from close range.

55' - Wydad are piling pressure on the Sundowns defence.

56' - GOAL! Asbahi! Wydad 1-0 Sundowns. Asbahi scores with a wonderful long-range shot to hand the hosts the lead.

60' - Sundowns captain Kekana tries his luck from range and his effort is easily saved by Wydad keeper El Kharroubi.

61' - Sundowns sub: Meza IN, Sirino

65' - It remains 1-0 to Wydad as we apptroach the hour-mark.

70' - Wydad sub: Thigazouoi IN, Babatunde OUT.

70' - Sundowns sub: Kekana OUT, Maboe IN.

75' - 15 minutes left on the clock for Sundowns to grab an equalizing goal.

78' Wydad sub: Hassouni IN, El Hadda OUT.

80' - Sundowns are struggling to penetrate the Wydad defence which is looking solid.

85' - GOOD SAVE! Kharroubi makes a low save to deny Sundowns substitute Meza as the hosts look for a late equalizer.

88' - Wydad sub: Aarab IN, Ounajem OUT.

90' - The fourth official has added four minutes.

FULL-TIME: Wydad 1-0 Sundowns.



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