CAF Champions League Review: Al Ahly in control

CAF Champions League giant Al Ahly has a foot in the final after beating ES Setif 2-0, while CD Primeiro de Agosto overcame ES Tunis.

Published : Oct 03, 2018 08:21 IST

Walid Soliman scored in Al Ahly's win over ES Setif
Walid Soliman scored in Al Ahly's win over ES Setif

Walid Soliman scored in Al Ahly's win over ES Setif

Al Ahly took a huge step towards progressing into the CAF Champions League final as it saw off ES Setif in the first leg of its semifinal on Tuesday.

First-half goals from Walid Soliman and Islam Mohareb secured the win for 2017's beaten finalist, which has won the competition a record eight times, although the Egyptian champion squandered a glut of chances to put the tie beyond all doubt in the second half.

READ: Alisson disappointed not to face Ronaldo in Serie A

In the other semifinal, a late strike from substitute Bua saw CD Primeiro de Agosto - which is aiming to become the first Angolan side to reach the CAF Champions League final - edge out ES Tunis 1-0, with the visitor reduced to 10 men in second-half stoppage time when Khalil Chemmam picked up a second booking.

The second legs will take place on October 23.

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment