Esperance and Al Ahly secure home victories

Esperance and Al Ahly secure home victories
Ahly players celebrate

by Helder Ribiero

Friday Dec 06, 2019. 23:35

Esperance de Tunis and Al Ahly secured home victories in the 2019//20 CAF Champions League on Friday night.

Egyptian giants Al Ahly registered their first victory in their group stage campaign when they overcame Al Hilal Omdurman 2-1 at home.

The hosts grabbed two first-half goals through Hussein El Shahat and Ramadan Sobhi and they were leading 2-0 at the interval.

However, their Sudanese visitors fought back in the second-half and they managed to grab a late consolation goal through Althar El Tahir at the Al Ahly Stadium.

As a result, Al Ahly, who have won a record eight Champions League titles, climbed up to the second spot on the Group B standings, while Al Hilal remained at the top of the log.

Meanwhile, the defending champions Esperance registered their second win in their group stage campaign when they edged out JS Kabylie 1-0 at home.

The Tunisian giants pressed their Algerian visitors in the first-half, but Kabylie contained the hosts and the score was 0-0 during the half-time break at the Stade Olympique de Radès.

However, the deadlock was finally broken with 17 minutes left on the clock and it was Anice Badri, who scored from the spot-kick after Esperance were awarded a late penalty.

The victory saw Esperance maintain their lead at the top of the Group D standings, while Kabylie are placed second on the table.

Lastly, Moroccan giants, Raja Casablanca secured a narrow 1-0 win over DR Congolese outfit AS Vita at the Stade des Martyrs.

As a result, Raja and Vita Club are placed third, and fourth respectively on the Group D standings.

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