Al Ahly 4-1 Berekum Chelsea | ACL Full Match Video Review
Ahly maintain their 100% record in the African Champions League group stage with an impressive 4-1 home victory over Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea on Saturday
Winger Waild Soliman scored a second-half brace and dished out an assist as a rampant Ahly side crushed Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea 4-1 in Cairo to edge closer to a place in the African Champions League semi-final.
Ahly, playing at the Military Academy Stadium behind closed doors due to on-going security concerns in Egypt, made it three wins out of three in Group B. They are on top with nine points, five ahead of Chelsea and TP Mazembe of the DR Congo with three matches to go.
The Red Devils survived a disappointing day for Egyptian football after the national U-23 team bowed out of the London Olympic Games following a 3-0 defeat by Japan in the quarter-final before Zamalek slumped to a 2-0 loss to Mazembe in Lubumbashi.
Ahly’s win over Chelsea is likely to give Cairo rivals Zamalek, who have no points following three consecutive defeats, a lifeline in their bid to stage a comeback in the remaining three Group B games.
Two first-half goals from Abdallah El-Saied and defender Mohamed Naguib put Ahly in front before Emmanuel Clottey pulled one back on the stroke of halftime, converting a penalty to take his tally to 12 Champions League goals as he seeks to surpass Stephen Worghu’s 13-goal haul in 2007.
Chelsea’s left-back Richard Boateng was sent off before halftime for a second bookable offence, so was Ahly defender Wael Gomaa who was dismissed in the 63rd minute.
The lively Soliman added two goals in the second period, including a remarkable strike, to put the result beyond doubt as Ahly, the Champions League record holders with six titles, continue their bid to win their first accolade since 2008.
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