CAF Champions League: Al Ahly and CR Belouizdad battle to a stalemate in Algiers


Reigning African champions Al Ahly were held to a goalless draw by Algeria’s CR Belouizdad in a pivotal clash in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League played at the 5 July 1962 stadium in Algiers on Friday.

This fixture, the sole match of the week, was rescheduled due to Al Ahly’s commitments in the FIFA Club World Cup, leading to a tightly contested encounter that saw both teams sharing the spoils.

With this draw, the group stage battle intensifies, leaving the qualification for the knockout phase hanging in the balance with two rounds of fixtures remaining. Al Ahly, despite the draw, holds on to the top spot in the group with six points.

CR Belouizdad and Young Africans are hot on their heels, tied at five points each, demonstrating the fiercely competitive nature of the group. Ghana’s Medeama, although currently at the bottom with four points, remains in contention, showcasing the tight margins defining this year’s championship race.

The result sets the stage for an enthralling continuation of the group stage matches next weekend. CR Belouizdad will face a challenging away game against Young Africans, with both teams locked on five points and vying for a crucial win to enhance their chances of advancing.

Meanwhile, Al Ahly will look to extend their lead and secure their spot in the knockout phase as they travel to Ghana to confront Medeama, a team that could potentially leap to the group’s summit with a home victory over the African champions.

This draw not only emphasizes the competitive spirit and quality across African club football but also underscores the unpredictable nature of the CAF Champions League, where every match can dramatically alter the complexion of the group standings, making for an electrifying race to the finish.

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