Friday 16 October 2020
Al-Ahly enters the Moroccan Wydad Casablanca match, which is scheduled to be held at the “Mohammed V” stadium in the Moroccan capital, “Casablanca”, tomorrow, Saturday, and the goal is to come out with a positive result from the first leg of the semi-final round of the African Champions League competition, in light of the fact that there will be another event in Cairo. On the 24th of this month.
Al-Ahly is looking for the ninth African title in its history, as the Egyptian champion has not achieved the continental championship since the 2013 edition, specifically after defeating the South African Orlando Pirates team (3-1) with a total of the two matches back and forth.
Before the start of the Saturday battle, “Yalla Koura” reviews the most prominent goals of Al-Ahly in the Wydad Casablanca:
2017 Final Vendetta:
In the final of the CAF Champions League (2017), Al-Ahly met its rival, Wydad Casablanca, Morocco, but this confrontation was not in favor of the Egyptian representative after the tie in “Burj Al Arab” in Alexandria with a score of (1-1) in a meeting that saw Moroccan and current Zamalek player Ashraf Bencharki score the equalizer. .
The return match Al-Ahly did not succeed in compensation, so the Moroccan team, Wydad, and the fans, to achieve the result of the victory with a goal without a response came through Walid Al-Karti, who will be largely present in the Saturday match.
Al-Ahly is looking for revenge for losing the final of the (2017) edition, especially since the Red team failed in the final of the next version, defeating Esperance, with a score of (4-3), in the two matches back and forth.
South African coach Pitso Musimane, coach of Al-Ahly’s team, has the opportunity to also avenge the Wydad Casablanca team, as the former Sundowns coach did not achieve good results against the Moroccan giants, especially in the knockout rounds.
The beginning of Musimane’s clashes against Wydad goes back to the 2017 edition, specifically in the quarter-finals, where the result of the first match was in favor of Sundowns with a goal without response, before Wydad responded with the same result to be the penalty kicks for the Moroccan champion after winning the score (3-2).
In the next edition, Wydad imposed a tie on Sundowns with a goal without response in the group stage in South Africa, before the Moroccan team won with a goal without response in the second match.
Sundowns in 2019 and under Musimani’s leadership, the latter achieved his first victory with two goals to one in South Africa before losing in the second leg in Morocco with a goal without response in the group stage.
And in the semi-finals of the last CAF Champions League, Wydad Casablanca booked the pass for the final after beating Sundowns with two goals to one with the aggregate of the two matches back and forth.
The last confrontation was in the current edition of the group stage, where Sundowns drew away from home before the South African champion won 1-0.
In the end, the outcome of Musimani’s confrontations with Wydad is his exit from the exclusionary roles, particularly in the (2017) and (2019) editions.
Musimane is also looking to win the African Champions League title again after he had previously won the continental title with Sundowns at the expense of Zamalek in the final (2016).
Rabia’s scenario repeat:
Al-Ahly previously faced Moroccan Wydad Casablanca in copies (2011), (2016) and (2017) 8 times, including four matches in Morocco.
In Morocco, in particular, Al-Ahly faced the Moroccan champion on four occasions in which Al-Ahly only achieved victory in the 2016 edition with a goal that came through Rami Rabia.
Al-Ahly’s outcome in its clashes against Wydad in Morocco, winning a match against a draw with a score of (1-1) in a match of the 2011 edition, losing twice in the version (2017) in the group stage and the final match with a score of (2-0) and (1-0), respectively.