Ismaily defeat Burundi's Le Messager 2-1 to reach Champions League round of 32

Ahram Online , Wednesday 5 Dec 2018

(Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egyptian side Ismaily advanced to the African Champions League round of 32 at the expense Le Messager of Burundi after claiming a 2-1 win at home in the second-leg of the preliminary round.

Ismaily won the first-leg 1-0 in Burundi a week earlier.

Midfielder Emad Fathi opened the scoring for the hosts ten minutes before the break when he met a pinpoint cross from Nader Ramadan with a nice header to strike home.

Eight minutes later, Cidric Davi converted a penalty to level the score.

Forward Abdel-Rahman Magdi scored the winner, four minutes after the hour-mark, helping his side advance into the next round with a 3-1 win on aggregate.  

The Dervishes will face Coton Sports of Cameroon in the next round. 


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