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Maaloul brace gives Al Ahly advantage in CAF Champions League

CAIRO_1 March 2020: Al Ahly secured a vital victory on Saturday night and put one foot at the CAF Champions League semi-finals.
Al Ahly defeated South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns 2_0 thanks to two goals from Al Ahly's Tunisian left back, Ali Maaloul, during the second half.
The opening goal came from a wonderful play between the left flank stars Maaloul and Junior Ajayi who passed the ball to the Tunisian to put him one on one situation with the goalkeeper who failed to stop Maaloul's shot.
The referee awarded the Red Devils a penalty minutes later as Sundowns defender tackled Al Ahly striker, Aliou Bedji.
Al Ahly first choice penalty-taker Maaloul converted the spot kick to make the score 2_0.
The two teams will meet again at the second leg on 7 March in Pretoria.



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