Al Ahly secure record 11th CAF Champions League crown

Al Ahly secure record 11th CAF Champions League crown

Egyptian giants, Al Ahly sealed a record 11th CAF Champions League title following a 1-1 draw against Wydad Casablanca in the second leg of the final at Stade Mohammed V on Sunday evening.

The result stretched Al Ahly’s lead from the first-leg in the Cairo international stadium to 3-2 on aggregate.

They dominated possession without creating much in the early stages but the pace of Percy Tau and Hussein El-Shahat was a constant threat on the wings every time the Egyptians surged forward.

Wydad, however, capitalised on their early dominance when Yahya Attiat-Allah’s curling free-kick beat everyone to put them ahead and made the aggregate score 2-2 in the 27th minute.

Al Ahly couldn’t register a single shot on goal in a heated first half, but their double change before the hour mark which saw El-Shahat and Marwan Attia replace Mohamed Afsha and Ahmed Abdel-Kader respectively turned the tides in their favour.

Shortly after the game was paused for the fireworks on the pitch, Al Ahly scored the decisive goal in the 77th minute through defender Mohamed Abdelmonem who glanced home a header from Ali Maâloul’s corner.

Wydad mounted pressure in search of a fortuitous equaliser to level the scoring but the Red Devils stayed resolute in defence and held on for the draw that secured their 11th Champions League crown.

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