CAF Champions League

CAF CL: Zamalek and Raja battle for a place in the final.

The second leg semi final between Zamalek and Raja Club Athletic will take place tomorrow at the Cairo international stadium at 7pm to determine the opponents of Al Ahly in the final. 

The clash which was programmed for October 24, was postponed due to the fact that some nine COVID-19 cases were discovered in the Raja squad thus, forcing the entire team to go on quarantine.

Another postponement was made by the Egyptian Authorities last week which caused CAF to reveal the new dates for the semifinal clash on Wednesday November 4 the final on November 27 respectively.

Raja will be travelling to Egypt with a one goal deficit as they were beaten 1-0 by Zamalek in the reversed fixture.

Match facts.

Zamalek. 

-Zamalek have been in 9 semifinals and have progressed in seven.

-Zamalek have managed to keep 5 clean sheets in their last 9 champions league games this Campaign.

-Zamalek have just two losses from their last 10 champions league games (W5 D3).

 

Raja Club Athletic

-Raja have been in five semifinals and have managed to progress in four.

-Raja have only three defeats in their last 20 matches in the Champions League (W10 D7)

-Raja have won one and drew two of their last four games against Egyptian teams in the Champions League.  This include the 0-0 with Zamalek in 2005 and the 1-0 loss to the same opponent in the first leg of this season’s semifinals.

-Raja have kept 5 clean sheets out of their 9 matches in the Champions League this season.

It should be noted that Raja will be travelling to Egypt without goalkeeper,  Anas Zniti; defender,   Abdelilah Jbira and Midfielder,  Mohammed Douik plus Fitness trainer, doctor and physiotherapist will not be part of the team.

All Ahly have already booked their place in the final after a 5-1 aggregate win over Wydad in the other semifinal match.

The final have been programmed for November 27 at the Egyptian Army Stadium in Borg El-Arab, Alexandria at 7pm.

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