Al Ahly 3-1 Wydad Casablanca (5-1 agg): Record champions return to final

By Sports Desk October 23, 2020

Al Ahly booked a return to the CAF Champions League final with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Wydad Casablanca in the second leg of their last-four clash. 

The eight-time champions took an early lead and never looked like missing out on a 13th appearance in the showpiece as they went on to seal a 5-1 aggregate triumph at Cairo International Stadium. 

Just as they did in the first leg, Al Ahly quickly opened the scoring when Marwan Mohsen tucked the ball past Ahmed Tagnaouti in the fifth minute and a VAR check showed the offside flag had been incorrectly raised. 

Hussein El Shahat doubled the Egyptian side's advantage when he turned Yahia Attiyat inside out, and Yasser Ibrahim's header before the hour mark effectively ended the tie as a contest. 

Substitute Zouheir El-Moutaraji's thunderous 20-yard drive pulled one back for Wydad in the 82nd minute but last year's runners-up were unable to secure a return to the final. 

Al Ahly have lost their previous two final appearances and will have to overcome domestic rivals Zamalek or Raja Casablanca if they are to win the Champions League for the first time since 2013. 

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