Al Ahly’s clash against Mamelodi Sundowns in the second leg of the CAF Champions League quarter-finals ended in a 1-1 draw at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
The Red Eagles won 2-0 at home in the first leg, and they managed to secured a spot in the competition’s semi-finals.
Yasser Ibrahim was the hero for the Red Eagles in the encounter, having opened the score from a perfect header in the 11th minute of the first half.
Moreover, Musa Libosa equalized the score for the home team in the 30th minute but his goal was not enough for the South Africans to overcome the first leg’s scoreline.
Pitso Mosimane, the team’s head coach, changed their usual formation and decided to start the game with a (3-5-2) formation. Badr Benoun played as a sweeper behind Yasser Ibrahim and Ramy Rabia.
They had a strong start to the game, focusing on stopping the opposition’s attempts to score an early goal.
The deadlock was broken after 11 minutes but in favor of the Red Eagles, who opened the score in the game by Yasser’s fantastic header to give us the lead in the game.
However, Sundowns got what they wanted in the 30th minute when their defender Musa Libosa equalized the score as his header went past our goalkeeper, Mohamed El Shenawy.
The South African team tried to come back in the result, but Al Ahly stood their ground and managed to keep their net clean.