WYDAD 1-0 AL AHLY
Wydad Casablanca vs Al-Ahly: Final CAF. goals, as it happened
A 69th minute Walid El Karti goal was enough for WAC Casablanca to lift their second CAF Champions League title in the club's history at a packed Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca.
The 23 year-old broke the deadlock rising well to nod home after some excellent build up play from Achraf Bencharki on the right flank.
The Moroccan side now claim their place in December's FIFA Club World Cup which is set to be staged in UAE from December 6-16th,
Wydad Casablanca vs Al-Ahly: as it happened live
After a tense first leg in Cairo last weekend, Wydad Casablanca and Al Ahly will do it all over again at Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca on Saturday night with kick-off at 21:00 CEST. The result from that first leg puts Casablanca in the driving seat with Achraf Bencharki, Wydad's talisman, pulling Casablanca level after Moemen Zakaria's very early opener. At 1-1, Wydad are the favourties to hoist the cup for the first time since their 1992 victory.
Wydad Casablanca vs Al-Ahly live stream online
Wydad Casablanca beat last year's champions, Mamelodi Sundown, as the sun finally set on their Champions League reign, in the last eight and beat their opponents tonight 2-0 in Casablanca in the group stages thanks to goals from Walid El Karti and Fabrice Ondama.
Looking to extend their winning streak at home in the competition, the side formerly managed by John Toshack before he got the sack by losing 4-0 in the same competition last season, have an advantage in that they can decide the tempo of the game given the score in the first leg. Their rivals simply have to score, which should make it an open and enterprising game.
Last year's Morocco champions are bottom of the Botola Pro league with just one game played this season though. That is slightly misleading, however as every other team has played at least four games with some playing as many as seven while the Casablanca side played and lost one due to their Champions League commitments.
Having not won the competition since 1992, and only on the one occasion, before coming close in 2011 before having to settle for a runners-up spot, they will look to go one further tonight in front of a home crowd.
Al-Ahly will be looking to win their ninth, a record, African Champions League when they visit the Morccocan city along with the added bonus of collecting the €2.1 million cash prize and a place in December's Club World Cup in UAE agains the likes of Real Madrid.
They have their work cut out for them against a Wydad side who are unbeaten in the Champions League this season, however. Their Moroccan opponents are also yet to concede in this season's Champions League at home meaning their quest for a goal will have to be relentless, and start from the first minute on Saturday night.
Al-Ahly manager, Hossam Al Badry, says: “I’ve said right from the start that the final would not be decided in the first leg. There’s still one game to go in Morocco and we have to focus on that. We didn’t have any luck in the first match and I hope we’re going to get some in the return. I’m convinced we’re going to create chances because our opponents are going to leave space for us. Our hopes are still intact.”
Te recomendamos en English
- BARCELONA Valverde: "We suffered a lot and you have to admit it"
- DORTMUND 0 - BARCELONA 0 Ter Stegen off his line for Reus penalty in Dortmund - Barcelona game
- CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Ajax too strong for Lille
- BARCELONA Alba injures hamstring during Dortmund draw
- Juventus are more than just Ronaldo, warns Gimenez
- CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Juventus are more than just Ronaldo, warns Gimenez