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Al Ahly overcome Congolese curse with comprehensive victory over Veta Club

The reigning champions saved their qualification chances and became the first Egyptian club to claim a victory in Congo.

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Al Ahly overcome Congolese curse with comprehensive victory over Veta Club
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With a crucial 3-0 win over Veta Club of Congo on matchday four of the group stage, Egyptian giants Al Ahly boosted their chances of qualification for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals as their win saw them leap up to second place in their group with seven points, three points behind leaders Simba S.C, while Mosimane's men managed to set some new records with this victory.

Al Ahly became the first Egyptian team to snatch a win on a Congolese pitch after Egyptian clubs have had an unsuccessful run against Congolese teams as they lost 16 games and tied on six occasions.

Al Ahly found the back of the net for the first time in Congo

It's also the first time the record nine-time champions have scored a goal against a team from Congo in their homeland as they failed to find the net on three previous occasions, while this time the Red Devils scored three times in a single game.

Al Ahly claim their biggest ever away win

The Egyptian champions have also recorded their biggest ever away win since the application of the tournament's new system in 1999 as their most comprehensive victory on the road was a 3-1 victory over Petro Atletico in 2001.

Al Ahly increased their away wins in continental competitions to 41 in 182 games. They have lost 68 games while 73 encounters have ended in a draw.