LIVE: Al Ahly v Etoile du Sahel | CAF Champions League | OCT. 22 2017

LIVE: Al Ahly v Etoile du Sahel | CAF Champions League | OCT. 22 2017 Match info: Match K.O. at 19:00 Cairo Local Time Venue: Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria,...
Al Ahly v Etoile
Al Ahly v Etoile

LIVE: Al Ahly v Etoile du Sahel | CAF Champions League | OCT. 22 2017

Match info:

Match K.O. at 19:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria, EGYPT.

Ahly will be looking to reach their first CAF Champions League final since last winning the title in 2013 when they host Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in the competition’s semi-final return-leg at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday.

Following a 2-1 first-leg defeat in Sousse early in October, Ahly will be seeking to overturn the deficit in front of 60,000+ of their home fans expected to attend the game.

Manager Hossam El-Badry, however, will be forced to do without two of his team’s pillars – with holding midfielder Hossam Ashour and veteran right-back Ahmed Fathi missing out due to different reasons.

Ashour, who missed the first-leg defeat due to a knee injury, picked up a groin problem this time during Ahly’s 4-1 Egyptian league victory over Ragaa – leaving the pitch nearly midway through the first half.

Fathi, on the other side, serves automatic suspension after picking a second yellow card against Etoile in Sousse – with young right-back Mohamed Hani expected to deputize for him.

The absence of the duo leaves El-Badry with a huge problem in midfield, with the ever-reliable Fathi capable of operating in the middle of the park – having been used in the position in the first leg.

Should Ahly overcome Etoile, they will meet Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League Final.

LIVE: Al Ahly v Etoile du Sahel | CAF Champions League | OCT. 22 2017

Match K.O. at 19:00 Cairo Local Time

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