Sunday 18 October 2020
Al-Ahly is close to reaching the final of the African Champions League after the precious champion of Egypt won outside the home of “Mohammed V” stadium with two unanswered goals at the expense of Morocco’s Raja Casablanca team in the first leg.
Al-Ahly has become close to crossing to the final match, as the red team needs nothing but a negative draw in the return leg, which is scheduled to be held next Friday, in contrast, Wydad has nothing but a chance to win by three goals in order to turn the table on Al-Ahly and snatch the pass for the final match.
“Yalla Koura” reviews the most prominent things in the Moroccan newspapers after Al-Ahly’s victory over Wydad:
– “The curse of the Pharaohs affects Wydad in front of Al-Ahly”
The Moroccan newspaper, Al-Mukhtab, said that Wydad Casablanca fell in front of Al-Ahly with two goals without a response in a meeting in which the Moroccan team did not achieve the required level thanks to technical, moral and tactical excellence in favor of Al-Ahly.
The newspaper pointed out that Wydad received an early and painful blow in the fourth minute with a fatal mistake from Yahya Gibran, after he was strangely confused to exploit Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” the opportunity and score the first goal for Al-Ahly.
The newspaper added that Al-Ahly’s “curse” continued against Wydad after Ali Maaloul scored the goal of reinforcement for the Egyptian champion, so the guests left the match by winning two goals without a response.
– “Wydad drops by double”
The newspaper pointed out that the Egyptian team managed to surprise Wydad at an early date, after scoring “Afsha” in the shaking of Wydad’s net in the third minute.
The newspaper added that despite the attempts of “Brigadier General” and Commander Ibrahim Al-Naqqash, Al-Ahly continued to excel and try to reach the Wydad goal, and this was what was actually done with the aim of Ali Maaloul’s penalty kick in the 62nd minute.
– “Wydad stumbles and complicates its African position”
The Moroccan newspaper “Al-Dawla” reported that the Wydad team stumbled at its home by falling at the hands of Al-Ahly in the first leg of the African Champions League semi-finals.
The newspaper said, Wydad’s start was disappointing after a goal scored by Al-Ahly early in the third minute by Mohamed Magdy “Afsha”, who took advantage of a “unforgivable” mistake from Yahya Gibran.
The newspaper added, that despite Wydad’s attempts to equalize, the Egyptian battalion continued to excel with a goal in the second half, specifically in the 62nd minute, through Ali Maaloul from a penalty kick.
Wydad’s position in the second leg became complicated, as the Moroccan team needed to win by three goals, according to the Moroccan newspaper.
– “Waiting for the return … Al-Ahly settles the first-leg match.”
The website of “Radio Mars” covered the events of the Al-Ahly and Wydad match, to confirm that Wydad still faces the return match, which will be held next Friday at the “Cairo Stadium”.
The newspaper said, that Badi ‘Awok, the player of Wydad Casablanca, missed the opportunity to miss a tie from a penalty kick in favor of his team after the result indicated that Al-Ahly was superior to an unanswered goal that came through Mohamed Magdy “Afsha”, taking advantage of a fatal mistake from the Wydad defense, before Ali Maaloul added the goal. The second from a penalty kick.
– “Al-Ahly is close to the African final”
Moroccan newspaper “LE 360” said that Al-Ahly approached the African Champions League final after the precious victory, which was achieved at the expense of its host Wydad, with two unanswered goals.
The newspaper described that Al-Ahly players dealt with “intelligence” in front of Wydad, and this resulted in the victory with two goals without a response, so that Wydad had a final opportunity represented in the return match, which will be held next Friday evening at the “Cairo Stadium”.