Egyptian giants Al Ahly through to African Champions League final
FOOTBALL By Reuters | October 24th 2020
Egyptian giants Al Ahly claimed a place in the final of Africa's top club competition for a record-extending 13th time as they beat Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 3-1 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Friday for a 5-1 aggregate win.
Already 2-0 up from last weekend’s first leg in Casablanca, Ahly went further in front after seven minutes through Marwan Mohsen, although the goal was only confirmed after a lengthy VAR check.
Hussein El-Shahat added the second in the 26th minute at the end of a super individual effort in which he turned defenders twice before placing the ball into the net.
Defender Yasser Ibrahim netted the third when he headed home a corner on the hour mark.
Zouhair El Moutaraji bagged a consolation for the visitors nine minutes from the end.
Ahly, who have won the Champions League a record eight times, must wait until next weekend to find out who they play in the final on Nov. 6.
The second leg of the semi-final between Zamalek of Egypt and Raja Casablanca was scheduled for Saturday but postponed by eight days because of an outbreak of COVID-19 infections in the Raja camp.
Zamalek, who will now host the return in Cairo on Nov. 1, lead 1-0 from the first leg in Morocco.
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