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Factbox: Ahly v Wydad (CAF Champions League semi-final)

All what you need to know about Ahly and Wydad after their African Champions League semi-finals on Friday

Ahram Online , Friday 23 Oct 2020
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Head-to-head record

Played: 10 matches

Ahly's wins: 4

Wydad's wins: 2

Draws: 4

Ahly's info

Founded: 1907

Coach: Pitso Mosimane (South Africa)

Captain: Ahmed Fathi

Key players: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Ahmed Fathi, Ali Maaloul, Aliou Dieng

Major titles: Egyptian Premier League (42 times), Egypt Cup (36 times), African Champions League (8 times - 1982, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013), African Confederation Cup (1 time - 2014), African Cup Winners' Cup (4 times - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993)

Wydad's info

Founded: 1937

Coach: Miguel Gamondi (Argentina)

Captain: Abdelatif Noussir

Key players: Ismail Haddad, Walid El Karti, Badie Aouk, Abdelatif Noussir

Major titles: Moroccan league (20 times), Moroccan Cup (9 times), African Champions League (2 times - 1992, 2017), African Cup Winners' Cup (1 time – 2002)

 

First leg facts

- Al Ahly ended Wydad Casablanca’s four-year unbeaten run at home in the CAF Champions League (22 games) with a 2-0 victory in the semifinal first leg.

- Since the start of the 2017 CAF Champions League campaign (apart from preliminary matches), Al Ahly’s Ali Maâloul has been directly involved in more goals than any other player (17 – 8 goals, 9 assists).

- Since losing their first CAF Champions League game of the group stage against Étoile du Sahel, Al Ahly have remained unbeaten in their following eight (W5 D3).

- Hamdi Fathi made seven tackles against Wydad Casablanca, the most any Al Ahly player has made in a single CAF Champions League game since Hisham Mohamed versus ES Sétif in October 2018 (7).

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