THE REFEREE BLOWS HIS FINAL WHISTLE, AHLY DEFEAT MOULOUDIA 2-0 TO REVIVE THEIR HOPES OF REACHING THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIS.
85:00: Junior tries his luck from distance, his powerful left-foot shot goes just wide of the post.
80:00: Ahly's newly-arrived striker Fabio Junior of Brazil makes his debut, replacing Meteb who is applauded by the fans on his way to the dugout.
77:00: Ahly's left-back Sayed Moawad runs onto a neat through pass from Dominique but his shot from a tight angle is blocked by the keeper.
73:00: Ahly are trying to make use of Dominique's pace but their passes in the final third are inaccurate.
71:00: Chances are few and far between in a dull second half.
61:00: The first substitution for Ahly. Mauritania striker Dominique Da Silva replaces the ineffective Gedo.
59:00: Mouloudia are trying some useless long balls which are easily dealt with by Ahly's untroubled defenders.
56:00: The second period remains a largely cautious affair.
49:00: Mouloudia waste their first chance. Billel Attafen exchanges passes with a teammate and jinks into Ahly's area but his shot misses the target.
The second half begins
45:00: The referee blows his half-time whistle, Ahly go to the locker room with a 2-0 lead over Mouloudia Alger.
43:00: Ahly ease off in the latter stages of the first half, allowing Mouloudia to dominate possession.
37:00: A powerful free kick from Mouloudia's Zeneddine Bensalem goes over the bar. The visitors are still finding it difficult to create genuine goal-scoring opportunities.
32:00: Emad Meteb scores his second of the night with a fine first-time shot after meeting a low cross from right-back Ahmed Fathi. His shot bounces in front of Mouloudia keeper and goes in.
31:00: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL FOR AHLY, THE RED DEVILS DOUBLE THEIR LEAD.
29:00: Mouloudia striker Koudri Oussale is causing problems for Ahly's backline with his combative style of play.
20:00: Mouloudia are trying to grab the equalizer but they are yet to carve out spaces in Ahly's tight defense.
11:00: Emad Meteb heads home after being picked out unmarked by a right-wing cross from playmaker Abou-Treika.
10:00: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL, AHLY GRAB THE OPENER.
09:00: Mohamed Abou-Treika tries his luck but his low shot from the edge of the area goes just wide of the post.
08:00: Ahly make first attempt but Emad Meteb's low shot from inside the area is blocked by a defender.
03:00: Ahly make a slow start as Mouloudia mount early pressure.
The match is underway.
Ahly’s enthusiastic supporters, who were absent against Wydad due to a sanction imposed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), are packing Cairo Stadium.
Ahly's starting line up: Ahmad Adel / Rami Rabia, Wael Gomaa, Sherif Abdel-Fadil / Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Shawky, Hossam Ghaly, Sayed Moawad / Mohamed Abou-Treika, Mohamed Nagy 'Gedo', Emad Meteb
Mouloudia are equally eager to win, given that they could only collect one point from two games. They suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Wydad in their previous match.
Ahly are desperate to claim all three points to atone for a poor start to their group stage campaign after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca before slumping to a 2-1 defeat at Tunisian outfit Esperance.
Welcome to the live coverage of Ahly’s crucial CAF Champions League Group B clash against Mouloudia Alger at Cairo Stadium. The match will start at 08:00 PM (GMT), 10:00 Cairo local time.