Friday, April 20, 2007
Al Ahly keep doing it ...
Just when they look dead & buried, they strike and surprise everyone.
Al Ahly of Egypt are through to the group stages of the African Champions League after beating Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-0 in Cairo on Friday.
The victory at the Cairo International Stadium in the second leg of the third-round tie gave the holders a 4-2 aggregate victory.
Ahly had the upper hand throughout, but fans waited until the 69th minute for the opening goal, a penalty converted by captain Shady Mohamed.
The penalty was awarded after Mohamed Barakat was brought down by a Sundowns defender.
With ten minutes remaining, a shot from the edge of the penalty box by Mohamed Aboutraika sealed Ahly's progression to the last eight of the competition.
Earlier in the day, Algeria's JS Kabylie scored a stoppage-time winner to ensure their progress to the group phase with a 2-0 win over Cotonsport of Cameroon.
For more information on this weekend’s fixtures, please go to the Confederation of African Football's Champions League website.