Marei's brace helps Etoile Sahel set up semi-final meeting with Egypt's Ahly

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Sep 2017

Etoile striker Amr Marei (R) during his time with Egyptian club Enppi (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egyptian striker Amr Marei scored twice for Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel to help them defeat Libya's Ahly Tripoli 2-0 in Sousse and reach the African Champions League semi-final on Sunday. 

Etoile booked a last-four berth with a 2-0 aggregate win in the quarters.

Marei, a 25-year-old frontman who joined Etoile from Egyptian outfit Enppi in the summer, rose between two markers to head home the opener after 14 minutes before adding the second with another fine header two minutes after the restart. 

Etoile set up a mouthwatering semi-final meeting with record eight-time winners Ahly, who advanced after stunning another Tunisian side in Esperance 2-1 at Rades Stadium on Saturday. 

Ahly won the 2005 Champions League title after beating Etoile in the final but the latter avenged this defeat when they lifted the trophy two years later with a win over the Red Devils. 

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