RELIVE: Egypt's Pyramids FC v Morocco's RSB Berkane (African Confederation Cup final)

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Oct 2020

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Sunday's match between Egypt’s Pyramids FC and Morocco's RSB Berkane in the African Confederation Cup final

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Full time: Pyramids FC 0-1 RSB Berkane

The referee blows his final whistle, RS Berkane crowned Confederation Cup champions as Pyramids miss out on their first ever trophy. Thanks  for following our live updates! 

90+4' Tempers fray at the end and Pyramids playmaker El-Said is booked. 

90+3' A Pyramids corner is easily collected by Berkane keeper Zouheir Laaroubi.

90+2' Pyramids also make a substitution. Ibrahim Adel comes on instead of Omar Gaber. 

90+1' Berkane make a substitution. Iajour is replaced for Hamza Regragui. 

90' Pyramids keeper Soliman is booked.

89' El Helali is sent off after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Omar Gaber. Berkane will play the last few minutes with 10 men. 

87' The referee is checking the VAR for a possible red card for Berkane midfielder Bakr El Helali.

83' A substitution for Berkane. Alain Traore replaces Krouch. 

81' Iajour sends a shot from the edge of the area that goes just wide. 

78' Berkane are holding their nerves in the latter stages. Can Pyramids score an equaliser? 

73' Another Berkane volley from Iajour from inside the area goes over the bar. 

72' What a chance for Berkane! Hamdi Laachir blasts high over with the goal at his mercy after a defensive mix-up. He could have put the result to bed! 

69' A chance for Pyramids! Antwi rises unmarked to head a deep cross from Farouk just wide. 

68' Another floated free kick from Berkane causes mayhem in the Pyramids area but keeper Soliman pushes it away. 

65' Pyramids make another substitution. Ghanaian striker Antwi replaces Ahmed Tawfik. 

62' The first chance for Pyramids! Farouk cuts ahead of his marker to side-foot Abdallah El-Said's free kick just wide. 

59' Pyramids push forward, but goal-scoring chances remain scarce. 

57' In the semi-final against Horoya, Hassan made an instant impact after coming on to break the deadlock. 

56' Pyramids make their first change. Winger Ibrahim Hassan replaces defender Ahmed Mansour. 

52' The early stages of the second half is no different to the first, with Pyramids unable to mount any threats. 

47' Cacic makes no changes at halftime despite Pyramids' lack of cutting edge. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

43' A poor Farouk shot goes wide from the right hand side of the area. He could have fed any of his lurking teammates! 

42' Berkane's Zaid Krouch is booked for kicking the ball away. 

40' Pyramids keeper Soliman punches away a tame Berkane cross. 

37' The referee stops play as Pyramids build up their attack, with Berkane's Hamdi Laachir receiving treatment after an aerial challenge.

34' A free-kick from Berkane's Naji goes high over. 

34' Berkane easily deal with Pyramids' tame efforts. Cacic will have to give a tought halftime team talk! 

30' Berkane resort to some time-wasting tactics, with Pyramids unable to create any clear-cut chances. 

27' Hadraf falls in the area after going one-on-one on a defender but the referee waves away his penalty claim. 

25' In Pyramids' first effort, Farouk's shot from inside the area narrowly misses the target after a pass from Omar Gaber. 

23' Pyramids players are furious after a foul on left-back Hamdi. Larbi Naji is booked for the challenge. 

22' The Egyptian side are giving away possession far too easily. 

20' Pyramids winger Mohamed Farouk receives a yellow card for flailing his arm in an aerial challenge. 

18' Pyramids look toothless in the final third, attacking with only a couple of players. Berkane are very comfortable at the back. 

15' A free kick from the right causes mayhem in the area and the ball eventually bounces off a back of a Pyramids defender and into the net. 

15' Goal for Berkane! 

14' Pyramids left-back Mohamed Hamdi receives a yellow card for remonstrating with the referee. 

14' Berkane have the better of the first quarter of an hour, pressing Pyramids high up the pitch. 

10' A short back pass to Pyramids keeper Soliman is almost costly! The lively Iajour steals it ahead of the keeper and passes it back, but Pyramids' defence eventually clears the danger. 

7' Another chance for Berkane! Iajour once again gets the better of Ali Gabr, sending a low shot that keeper Mahdi Soliman blocks. 

6' Pyramids are trying to control possession after a slow start. 

4' Berkane's Ismail Mokadem is booked for a foul on Abdallah El-Said.

1' An early chance for Berkane! Veteran forward Mouhssine Iajour cuts ahead of central defender Ali Gabr to head over the bar from a right-wing cross.

The match is underway

Starting line-ups:

Pyramids: Mahdi Soliman, Abdallah Bakri, Ahmed Ayman, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Hamdi, Ahmed Tawfik, Nabil Emad, Omar Gaber, Mohamed Farouk, Abdallah El-Said, Eric Traore

RS Berkane: Zouheir Laaroubi, Mohamed Aziz, Issoufou Dayo, Ismail Mokadem, Larbi Naji, Zaid Krouch, Bakr El Helali, Zakaria Hadraf, Hamdi Laachir, Mouhssine Iajour

19:45 Pyramids coach Cacic surprisingly leaves Ghanaian striker John Antwi out of the team's starting line-up. He instead introduces a defender in Abdallah Bakri, signalling a possible cautious approach. 

19:00 In an impressive run, Pyramids secured eight consecutive away wins, a 100 percent record in this year's competition. 

18:00 Pyramids mainly rely on the astute passes of El-Said to unluck opposing defences. The veteran schemer had a crucial role in the win over Horoya, adding the second with a delightful curler. 

16:30 After beating Guinea's Horoya AC 2-0 in the Confederation Cup semifinal, Pyramids FC's Croatian coach Ante Cacic believes the game against RS Berkane in the final game won't be easy mission for his team.

"I know that Berkane is a strong opponent but if we play the same way as today maybe we can win the cup." Ante Cacic said.

14:30 Pyramids FC are expected to face a much stiffer opponent against Berkane, who are making their second successive appearance in the Confederation Cup final.

13:00 Pyramids, led by veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said, left it late to beat Guinea's Horoya AC 2-0 in the semi-final, although their opponents never looked like threatening.

12:00 Egypt's Pyramids FC can finally reap the rewards of their spending sprees over the past few seasons as they yearn for their first ever trophy when they meet Morocco's RS Berkane in the African Confederation Cup final on Sunday.

Venue: Complexe Sportif Moulay Abdallah

Referee: Neant Alioum (Cameroon)

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