Caf Confed Cup: Raja 3- 0 Vita - As It Happened

Caf Confed Cup: Raja 3- 0 Vita - As It Happened
Raja Club Athletic player Mahmoud Benhalib

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Nov 25, 2018. 23:10

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup final first-leg match between Raja Casablanca and AS Vita Club at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco.


Raja XI: Zniti, Boutayeb, Al-Warfali, Banoun, Achchakir, Niasse, Mabidi, Hadraf, Hafidi, Rahimi, Benhalib.

Vita XI: Lukong, Shabani, Makwekwe, Litombo, Ngonda, Tonombe, Munganga, Ngoma, Batezadio, Mundele, Lukombe.


1' - The match is underway.

5' - Raja are doing most of the attacking thus far as they look to grab an early goal.

10' - Huge chances for Raja. But Benhalib, Niasse and Rahimi fail to convert their chances in the first 10 minutes of the game.

15' - Vita goalkeeper Lukong collects Al-Warfali's cross with ease as the hosts push for the opening goal.

20' - Play is stopped as Vita striker Mundele is down injured. The prolific striker could be substituted.

24' - Vita sub: Ngoyi IN, Mundele OUT.

25' - It is still 0-0 as we approach the half-hour mark.

30' - Vita defender Makwekwe makes a huge a clearance at the back as Raja continue to pile pressure on the visitors' defence.

35' - Raja are awarded a free-kick in a promising area and Benhalib steps up and hits the Vita wall from the set-piece.

40' - Pressure is piling on the Vita defence which is marshalled by Litombo as we approach the half-time break.

41' - GREAT SAVE! Vita goalkeeper Lukong makes a great save to deny Raja winger Hafidi from close range.

45' - The fourth official has added one minute.

HALF-TIME: Raja 0-0 Vita.

46' - The second-half is underway.

47' - GOAL! Raja 1-0 Vita. Rahimi scores from close range after the visitors' defence was exposed.

50' - The Vita defence has finally been evaded by the Raja attackers and they punished the visitors.

55' - GOOD SAVE! Vita shot-stopper Lukong makes a good save to deny Hafidi as Raja look to double their lead.

60' - It is still 1-0 to Raja as we reach the hour mark.

61' - GOAL! Raja 2-0 Vita. Rahimi scores with a powerful low shot from outside the the box.

63' - PENALTY for Raja.

64' - RED CARD: Bangala (Vita)

65' - GOAL! Raja 3-0 Vita. Benhalib scores from the spot-kick.

70' - Ngonda pushes forward and the Vita left-back unleashes a low shot which narrowly misses the target.

73' - Vita sub: Botuli IN, Lukombe OUT.

75' - Fifteen minutes left for Vita to grab an away goal here in Casablanca.

76' - Raja sub: Iajour IN, Rahimi OUT.

80' - Botezadio cuts inside from the right hand side and he unleashes a powerful shot which sails over the crossbar.

85' - Raja sub: Douik IN, Mabidi OUT.

90' - The fourth official has added four minutes.

92' - Raja sub: Lakohal IN, Banoun OUT.

FULL-TIME: Raja 3-0 Vita.

The second-leg clash will be played in Kinshasa on Sunday, 2 December 2018.

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