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Defending champions Sundowns claim narrow win over Wydad in Champion League quarters

The second leg will take place Sunday, with both teams seeking a win to advance to the semifinals

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Sep 2017
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Mamelodi Sundowns' players celebrate after scoring a goal during the CAF Championship final football match (Photo: AFP)
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Defending champions Sundowns claimed a narrow 1-0 win at home over Moroccan side Wydad de Casablanca in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals Sunday.

A second half strike from Sundowns Ivorian forward Yannick Zakri earned the hosts the win.

Wydad will host Sundowns in the second leg of the competition's quarterfinals Sunday.

The South African side struggled during the first-half, facing trouble piercing the organised Moroccan defence.

The visitors were dangerous in counter-attacks, but failed also to convert on goals.

The second leg will be tough for both sides who are looking to book a place in the continental competition semis.  

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