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Al Ahly, Orlando Pirates and how semi-finalists progressed in Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup

8:59 pm AEST 25/4/22
Kwame Peprah Kabelo Dlamini Orlando Pirates
The continental competitions head to the penultimate stage after grueling duels in the last stage, which also witnessed surprising results
  • Mosa Lebusa, Brian Onyango, Pedro Pinto, Soares, Mamelodi Sundowns vs Petro Atletico, April 2022 1920 x 1080

    Petro Atletico

    The Angolan side produced a shocking result in the quarter-final after eliminating the pre-tournament favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns.

    At home, they registered a 2-1 victory before holding Masandawana – who had convincing results in the competition this season - to a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg in the second leg.

    The Angolan side will play Wydad AC in the last four.

  • Mohamed Abdelmonem of Al Ahly celebrates goal with teammates.

    Al Ahly

    Pitso Mosimane’s side secured their passage to the semis after a hard fight against Raja Casablanca.

    The reigning champions were 2-1 first-leg winners – although the Moroccan side claimed those were refereeing controversies – before the second leg ended in a 1-1 draw at a fully-packed Mohamed V Stadium.

    The Egyptian giants will now face ES Setif of Algeria in the next stage.

  • Wydad AC 2022.

    Wydad AC

    The Moroccan outfit maneuvered past CR Belouizdad of Algeria in the quarter-finals.

    They registered a 1-0 win away from home before the return leg in the Casablanca showdown ended in a goalless draw.

  • Belkacem Brahimi of ES Setif challenges Luvuyo Memela of AmaZulu FC, February 2022

    ES Setif

    The Algerian club saw off their North Africans opponents, ES Tunis of Tunisia.

    After they were held to a goalless draw at home in the first-leg, ES Setif managed to register a slim but crucial 1-0 victory on April 23.

  • Al Ahli Tripoli Al Ittihad.

    Al Ahli Tripoli

    The Libyan side progressed to the last four of the Confederation Cup after seeing off Al Ittihad of Egypt.

    Al Ahli Tripoli won the second leg with a 1-0 margin after the first leg ended in a 0-0 draw on April 17.

  • AmaZulu vs TP Mazembe.

    TP Mazembe

    The former Champions League winners will participate in the semis after beating Pyramids of Egypt in the last eight.

    In Egypt, the first leg ended in a 0-0 draw, and Mazembe picked up a 2-0 victory on their own turf to book themselves a slot in the next phase.

    They will face RS Berkane in the semis.

  • RS Berkane.

    RS Berkane

    The Moroccans edged Al Masry of Egypt to book themselves a semi-final slot, although they had lost the first-leg match 2-1.

    Youssef Elfahli scored – via a penalty – the second leg goal that helped Berkane progress to the semi-finals of the continent’s second-tier club competition.

  • Orlando Pirates 2022.

    Orlando Pirates

    The Soweto giants had to secure their way into the next phase of the competition from the penalty shoot-out against Simba SC.

    The Bucs lost 1-0 away from home in the first leg but fought back and scored through Kwame Peprah in the second leg to have the winner decided from spot-kicks.

    Al Ahli Tripoli stand between the Sea Robbers and a ticket to the final.