Friday May 14, 2021. 23:24
Mouloudia Club d’Alger (MC Alger) scored a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against Wydad Casablanca at Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Friday evening.
The result keeps the Algerians in with a chance ahead of the 2020-21 Caf Champions League quarterfinal second-leg in Morocco next weekend.
Wydad dominated proceedings and hit the woodwork twice in the first-half before finally finding the opener in the 65th minute of the match.
The visitors were awarded a penalty after Mohamed Ounajem was brought down inside the area. Yahya Jabrane stepped up to the spot to give the two-time champions a deserved lead and valuable away goal, but they were made to rue not taking any of the chances they created before the break.
Miloud Rebiai headed home to level matters in the 83rd minute of the match to give the Green and Red a fighting chance in Morocco.
The return fixture is set to take place at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca on the 22nd of May.
The aggregate winner will face either Kaizer Chiefs or Simba SC in the semifinals.
MC Alger (0) 1 (Rebiai 83′)
Wydad Casablanca (0) 1 (Jabrane 65′ pen.)
MC Alger: Boutagga; Lamara, Rebiai, Hadded, Allati, Harrag, Bourdim (Benaldjia 60′), Diomande (Abdellaoui 78′), Bensaha, Addadi, Belkheir.
Wydad Casablanca: Tagnaouti; El Amloud, Dari, Aboulfath, Attiyat, Jabrane, Hassouni (Saidi 87′), El Karti, Msuva (Aouk 87′), Ellafi (Ounajem 60′), El Kaabi.