- Wydad Casblanca beat Petro de Luanda on aggregate to advance to the CAF Champions League final
- Wydad Casablanca and Petro de Luanda could not be separated on the night as they drew 1-1 in Morocco
- Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca will either meet Egypt's Al Ahly or Algeria's ES Setif in the final in Morocco
Wydad Casablanca are through to the CAF Champions League final.
The Moroccan side saw out a determined Petro de Luanda side to book their place in the final.
The 2021/22 final will be held at Stade Mohammed V, the same stadium the two sides competed at today. Petro came into the game trailing Wydad by 2 goals after the Moroccan side won the first leg 3-1 in Angola.
With the away goals rule still in effect in African competitions, Petro knew they had to score three unanswered goals to progress to the final. The Angolan giants pushed forward from the opening minute, constant searching for an early start.
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They got that in the 21st minute when Gleison Moreira scored a beauty from just outside of the box. Sadly the lead didn’t last very long. Wydad’s Amine Farhane levelled the score just 7 minutes later to give the Moroccan side a 4-2 advantage.
The second half was a much more subdued affair as Wydad controlled the game more. The second half did get spicy in the 70th minute when the Angolans were given a freekick just outside the box. With both sides tussling in the box before the freekick was taken, South African referee Victor Gomes had to dish out a few yellow cards.
Both sides had plenty of chances to kill off the game but neither took their chances. Petro really pushed forward in the last ten minutes, doing everything they could to claw one goal back.
Victor Gomes had a busier final ten minutes than the players as he dished out card after card. Gomes dispensed as many as ten cards in the last ten minutes, including a red card for Petro’s Yano after the final whistle had blown.
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Al Ahly have one foot in the CAF Champions League final and looks set to meet Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca there. Should they qualify for the finals, the Egyptian giants will contest their third final in a row and stand a chance to win a treble of sorts by winning it in three consecutive seasons.
Al Ahly have a four-goal advantage over Algeria's ES Setif after the first leg of their semi-final. Percy Tau scored twice and set up two goals as Al Ahly breezed through to a 4-0 win, Times LIVE reported.
Wydad, on the other hand, holds a 3-1 advantage over Petro de Luanda, Pulse Nigeria confirmed. With the final likely to be contested between the two sides, Al Ahly have approached CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe to demand a new venue for the final.
Source: Sports Brief News