CAF Champions League: Sundowns Out, Four Semifinalists Confirmed

Saturday, April 23
•Esperance (Tunisia) 0-1 ES Setif (Algeria) – Setif win 1-0 on aggregate
•Raja Casablanca (Morocco) 1-1 Al Ahly (Egypt) – Al Ahly win 3-2 on aggregate
•Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) 0-0 CR Belouizdad (Algeria) – Wydad win 1-0 on aggregate
•Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Petro de Luanda (Angola) – Petro win 3-2 on aggregate

•Al Ahly Vs ES Setif
•Petro de Luanda Vs Wydad

South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns are out of the CAF Champions League after suffering a shock elimination by Angola’s Petro de Luanda at the quarterfinals stage.

Sundowns, who lost 2-1 in the first leg, were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in the return leg at FNB Stadium.

Petro wins the tie 3-2 on aggregate and progresses to the semis for the first time since 2001.

It’s an enormous result for the Angolans who have for the last two editions failed at the group stages hurdle.

Brian Onyango tapped home the rebound from Lyle Lakay’s freekick to put Sundowns ahead just five minutes after restart.

But the Visitors levelled matters through Tiago Azulao’s penalty after Andile Jali was guilty of a foul in the box.

Sundowns earlier had a penalty in first half, but Themba Zwana saw his effort rattle the upright.

And they will rue other missed chances especially from Peter Shalulile.

It’s a shocking result for the 2016 champions who reached this stage after topping their group with 16 points, the highest across all other groups in the competition.

Petro will meet Wydad who eliminated CR Belouizdad while holders and record winners Al Ahly will face off with ES Setif in the other semifinal.

The semifinals, played home and away, will be played on May 6-7 and May 13-14.

The final will be played on May 29 2022 at a venue to be announced.



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