CAF Champions League 2nd leg final: Al Ahly vs Orlando Pirates – LIVE
Follow minute-by-minute commentary of the second leg of the African Champions League final between Al Ahly and Orlando Pirates at Arab Contractors Stadium on Sunday Nov 10, 2013, kick-off 18:00 (Cairo time).
Al Ahly of Egypt aim for their eight CAF Champions League trophy while the Pirates of South Africa target their second, with their only triumph in 1995.
Al Ahly XI (4-2-3-1): Sherif Ekramy; Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Wael Gomaa [c], Mohamed Naguib, Sayed Moawad; Ahmed Fathi, Hossam Ashour; Abdullah El-Said, Walid Soliman, Mohamed Abou-Treika; Ahmed Abdel-Zaher.
Orlando Pirates XI: Meyiwa; Matlaba, Lekgwathi [c], Gcaba, Mahamutsa, Manyisa, Masalesa, Klate, Segolela, Myeni, Bacela.
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to this CAF Champions League Final Second-Leg. Al Ahly up against Orlando Pirates of South Africa.
1- The game has in fact kicked off, both teams hungry for the win.
3- Corner to Orlando Pirates, Ekramy handles it well.
6- The tempo has been very fast. Still no shots on goal, though.
7- Orlando Pirates using two players to press high up the pitch. Gomaa and Naguib have to be very careful.
9- Pirates have a free-kick in a very dangerous area.
9- Easily handled by Ekramy.
11- Corner Al Ahly, shaky defending from the Buccaneers.
11- Another corner.
12- Abdel-Zaher’s header over the bar.
15- Corner Al Ahly.
15- Naguib’s header goes inches wide.
17- Really good work from Fathi on the left, plays it well into Abdallah El-Said who cannot wrap his foot around it.
20- WELL DONE EKRAMY- great save to deny Segolela.
22- Great effort from Abdel-Zaher! Tipped over the bar by Meyiwa.
26- Ahly dominating possession in the past few minutes.
28- Free-kick Orlando on the edge of the box, really dangerous position.
28- Turns it out it was 32 meters away from goal. The shot goes wide.
31- Matlaba fires into the hands of Ekramy. Easy save.
34- Lekgwathi’s shot deflected and out for a corner.
36- The main problem with the offside trap. Segolela allowed a free header but it goes wide.
37- Hossam Ashour down injured, let’s hope it’s not serious.
40- Hossam Ashour back on the field. Free-kick near the touchline for Al Ahly.
42- Free-kick cleared by the Buccaneers.
44- Abdel-Zaher in a one-on-one position against Meyiwa, but the latter deals with it well.
45- Fantastic interception from Fathi!
HALF TIME- AL AHLY 0-0 ORLANDO PIRATES. Altercation between both sets of players heading into half time.
SECOND HALF KICKS OFF!
46- Pirates have a corner.
47- Cleared well by Ekramy.
50- A backpass from Abdel-Fadil couldn’t led to a goal. CAREFUL.
54- ABOUTREEEEEEEEIKKKKKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EL MAGICO!!!
54- Abdullah El-Said’s deflected shot falls to Aboutreika who finishes past Meyiwa.
58- Free-kick Al Ahly near the touchline. Sherif Abdel-Fadil with a really good run.
60- Klate’s surprise shot handled well by Ekramy.
63- Pirates miss a glorious chance.
66- Abdel-Zaher could’ve made it 2-0, but the ball goes wide.
70- Uneventful few minutes. Al Ahly solid at the back, Pirates dominating possession.
72- Walid Soliman down injured, enormous amount of work on the left-hand side.
73- AL AHLY SUB- WALID SOLIMAN (OFF) AHMED SHEDID (ON).
75- Mbesuma was through on goal, but four Ahly players put him to a halt. Great defending.
76- ORLANDO PIRATES SUB- SEGOLELA (OFF) MASALESA (ON).
78- AHMED ABDEL-ZAHHHHHEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
78- Ahmed Fathi’s attempted shot fell to Abdel-Zaher who makes it 2-0.
83- Sherif Abdel-Fadil sent off. Ahly have to play with 10 men for the remaining 7 minutes.
85- AL AHLY SUB- ABDEL-ZAHER (OFF) RAMI RABIA (ON).
86- Free-kick Pirates, very dangerous position.
86- PIRATES SUB: KLATE (OFF) MALONGWANE (ON).
FOUR MINUTES OF ADDED TIME.
AL AHLY SUB: MOHAMED ABOUTRIKA (OFF) EMAD METEB (ON).
AL AHLY ARE AFRICAN CHAMPIONS FOR A RECORD 8th TIME!!!!!!!!!
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