Algeria's ES Setif and Angola's Primeiro de Agosto reach Champions League quarters, Sundowns out

Ahram Online , Tuesday 28 Aug 2018


Algerian side ES Setif and Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto have secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals after claiming precious wins on the final day of the competition's group stage on Tuesday.

In Group B, ES Setif defeated Mouloudia Club d'Alger 2-1 to climb to second place with eight points, four points behind already qualified TP Mazembe, who clinched a 1-1 draw with Moroccan side Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi.

Setif midfielder Akram Djahnit opened the scoring for his side in the fifth minute while striker El-Habib Bouguelmouna doubled the lead in the 27th minute. Mouloudia striker Walid Derardja scored the consolation goal for the hosts on penalty, five minutes before the break.

In Group D, Angolan side C.D. Primeiro de Agosto booked the second qualifying ticket of the group after claiming a narrow 2-1 at home over Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland.

Primeiro de Agosto finished second in the group with nine points, three behind group leaders Etoile Sportive du Sahel who secured a 1-1 draw away with ZESCO United of Zambia.

The Angolan side went to locker room with a comfortable 2-0 lead thanks to Jacques Bakulu and Hermenegildo Da Costa, who scored the two goals in the 34th and the 38th minutes respectively.

Quadri Aladeokun scored the only goal for the visitors in the 58th minute.

In Group C 2016 African Champions Sundowns of South Africa failed to reach the competition's quarters after being held to a goalless draw at home by Horoya who booked the second qualifying ticket of the group.

Defending champions Wydad who claimed a 0-0 draw with AS Togo are on the top of the group with 12 points.         

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