Angola’s Petro Atletico win to show the door for Egypt’s Zamalek out of Champions League

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 12 Mar 2022

Angola's Petro Atletico have secured their place in the CAF Champions League quarterfinals after beating their fellow Sagrada Esperance 3-0 in the fourth round of Group D games on Saturday.

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File Photo: Petro Atletico team celebrates after winning the match against Waydad. Photo courtesy of Petro Atletico Facebook page.

Petro Atletico striker Tiago Azulao snatched an early lead for his team after only one minute of play before he doubled the score one minute before the break.

Erico scored the third goal for Petro Atletico from a penalty kick during the injury time to finish the game 3-0 over Sagrada.

With Petro Atletico’s victory, Egyptian side Zamalek waved goodbye to Africa's blue-riband club competition, which they last won in 2002.

Zamalek, who have not won any of their first four games, lie third in Group D with two points, eight behind Angola's Petro Atletico and seven adrift of second placed Wydad of Morocco.

Sagrada lie at the bottom of Group D with only one point, which they gained in a draw with Zamalek in the second round of group stage games last month.

In Group C, Tunisia’s Esperance defeated Etoile du Sahel 2-0 in the fourth round to snatch the group’s lead with eight points. Second place Algeria’s Belouizdad also has eight points.

Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia are third with three points after playing four games. They can still qualify for the quarterfinals, provided they win the coming two games.

In Group B, Raja Casablanca of Morocco – who have already qualified for quarterfinals – lost 1-2 to Horoya AC of Guinea, also on Saturday.

Raja Casablanca are leading their group with nine points, three over second placed AmaZulu FC of South Africa, who will face Algeria’s ES Sétif later on Saturday.

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