CAF Champions League match report Al Ahly v USGN 23 October 2021

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Still no sign of Percy Tau showed in the line-up of Ahly, who continued to put Ali Lofti between the sticks whereas Walid Soliman earned a surprise appearance in the front line.

A fast start just as Mosimane ordered showed with eight minutes on the clock after a half-volley in the area from Mohamed Sherif nestled the back of the net.

It was two after nine minutes when a pass from Ali Maaloul to Mahmoud Kahraba led to a cross for Mohamed Magdy Afsha to do the rest with a simple header from point-blank range.

Union Sportive de la Gendarmerie Nationale reduced the home side’s strong hold on to tie with a goal of their own with halftime on the horizon.

28. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
28. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
18. Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
18. Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
10. Wydad AC (Morocco)
10. Wydad AC (Morocco)
9. CS Sfaxien (Tunisa)
9. CS Sfaxien (Tunisa)
8. Al Hilal (Sudan)
8. Al Hilal (Sudan)
7. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
7. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
6. Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
6. Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
3. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
3. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
2. Esperance (Tunisia)
2. Esperance (Tunisia)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
5. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
5. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

However, it didn’t fear the Cairo Red Devils following the second half as Afsha restored their two-goal advantage with a decent finish.

It was four for the host in the middle period of the second period courtesy of a smart drill beyond the opposite number from Hussein El-Shahat.

Ahly weren’t done with their scoring act this after Mahmoud Kahraba made it five with a low effort from the cusp of the six-yard area in the last 20 minutes.

The Cairo Red Devils bagged a sixth goal with three minutes to go after Hamdy Fathi’s shot from outside the danger area found the net, as the Red Devils advance to the group stage phase with a 7-2 aggregate win,