Zamalek beat Raja 3-1 to meet Al Ahly in the FINAL for the first time in history

Zamalek beat Raja 3-1 to meet Al Ahly in the FINAL for the first time in history

Zamalek set up a mouthwatering final against Ahly on 27 November.

Goals by: Ferjani Sassi 62, Mostafa Mohamed 85, 88/ Ben Malango 47

A goal from Ferjani Sassi and an impressive double from striker Mostafa Mohamed sent Zamalek to the African Champions League final with a comeback 3-1 win at home Raja on Wednesday to set up a mouthwatering final against Cairo rivals Ahly.

Zamalek paid for an ultra-cautious approach when Raja, trailing 1-0 from the first leg, leveled the aggregate score two minutes into the second half via a deflected shot from Congolese striker Ben Malango.

But having thrown caution to the wind following Raja’s goal, Zamalek demonstrated their potent attacking force.

Tunisian midfielder Sassi, back to the fold after recovering from the coronavirus, equalized with a superb striker two minutes after the hour mark before Mostafa Mohamed netted a brace in the space of three minutes in the dying stages to give Zamalek a 4-1 aggregate win.

The White Knights, who are chasing their first crown since winning the last of their five titles in 2002, will meet record eight-time winners Ahly in the first Champions League final to feature teams from the same country.

The anticipated game will take place at Cairo’s International Stadium, which also hosted Ahly and Zamalek’s home ties in the semis, on 27 November.

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