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Champions League: Esperance, Al Ahly face off in semi-final tie

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4-time African champions Esperance of Tunis host 10-time winners Al Ahly within the first leg of their Champions League semi-final in on Friday. 

The Tunisians and Egyptians have 23 Champions League finals between them.

Esperance will make an try on one other last however with out the corporate of their followers. Ther staium, Stade Olympique de Rades, is serving a CAF ban – following the half-time outbursts through the quarter-final second leg towards JS Kabylie.

Undefeated in 5 continental matches at house, Nabil Maaloul’s males shall be a lot lowered in stature.

Internationals Moez Ben Cherifia and Ghaylene Chaalali, Libyan winger Hamdou Elhouni and Algerian striker Riad Benayad are all out of motion whereas Moataz Zaddem and Houssem Dagdoud are suspended.

Whereas the Tunisians have gone three matches with out success in all competitions, Al Ahly have been reworked in current weeks. 

The Pink Devils, who have been sluggish within the group section, discovered their wings within the earlier spherical by sweeping apart Raja Casablanca. 

Al Ahly are nearly sure to win their forty third league title (three factors clear and 5 video games behind their rivals), they usually claimed one other trophy final weekend once they snatched the Egyptian Tremendous Cup from Pyramids FC due to a stoppage-time purpose from their Tunisian counterpart Ali Maâloul.

One other piece of fine information is that Hussein El-Shahat, the crew’s finest passer, who was doubtful for some time, shall be current.

Lastly, the Egyptians have a statistical benefit. Within the final 15 years, the 2 golf equipment have met 18 occasions on the African stage, with Cairo profitable ten occasions and EST solely 4.