Al Ahly achieved a 2-0 win over South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the CAF Champions League quarter-finals at Al Ahly WE Al Salam Stadium.
Al Ahly’s wingers Taher Mohamed Taher and Salah Mohsen scored in the game, giving the Red Ragles a significant advantage ahead of the second leg in South Africa, scheduled next Saturday.
Also, the VAR was much-needed in the game, which saw many controversial decisions against the home team.
Al Ahly entered the game with a high pressure, trying to find cracks in the opposition’s defense. After three minutes from the start, the team’s striker Mohamed Sherif was tackled inside the opponent’s penalty area but the referee did not give a penalty.
Both teams were attacking from both sides and our efforts paid off as Taher Mohamed Taher opened the score from a fantastic screamer, giving the Red Eagles the lead after 23 minutes.
Four minutes before the final whistle, Salah Mohsen received the ball, dribbled the defender and sent a perfect cross but he was unlucky as Afsha failed to reach it.
Three minutes later, Salah doubled the score in the game as he was in the right place to meet a beautiful long-range pass from Ajayi that tricked the goalkeeper, giving the winger the chance to double the score, one minute before the final whistle.
The minutes went by and the referee whistled his final whistle to announce a 2-0 win for the Red Eagles.