CCL: Al Hilal, Belouizdad and Wydad record wins

CCL: Al Hilal, Belouizdad and Wydad record wins
Mohamed Bakir of CR Belouizdad is challenged by Jwaneng Galaxy FC captain Kebonyemodisa Thabo Leinanyane during the CAF Champions League 2021/22 football match between CR Belouizdad and Jwaneng Galaxy FC

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Mar 12, 2022. 09:00

Al Hilal Omdurman, CR Belouizdad and Wydad Casablanca recorded wins on matchday four of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League group stage on Friday.

Al Hilal secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over their biggest rivals Al Merrikh in the Derby of the Two Niles featuring Sudan’s two biggest football clubs.

Yasir Mozamil grabbed a late winning goal to inspire Al Hilal to a narrow win in a Group A encounter at the Al-Hilal Stadium in Sudan.

The victory took Al Hilal to third place on the group standings, but they are level on points with fourth-placed Al Merrikh with two games left.

While Belouizdad thumped Jwaneng Galaxy 4-1 courtesy of goals from Mohamed Bakir, Karim Aribi, Kheiredine Merzougui and Housseyn Selmi at the Stade du 5 Juillet in Algeria.

The win elevated the Algerian side to the top of Group C standings, while winless Galaxy, whose consolation goal was netted by Thabang Sesinyi, remained fourth on the table.

Lastly, Casablanca edged out Zamalek 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt with Yahya Jabrine scoring the only goal of the match.

As a result, the Moroccan giants climbed to the top of the Group D standings having also defeated Zamalek 3-1 at home two weeks ago.

While Egypt’s Zamalek, who are winless in the group stage, remained third on the standings and their hopes of reaching the knockout phase are fading away at the moment.

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