Four-time African Champions Esperance of Tunisia entertain Egyptian giants and record nine-time champions Al Ahly in the 2020-21 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League semifinal first leg.
Saturday 19 October 2020, 16:00 GMT (17:00 local time)
Stade Olympique de Rades, Tunis
Saturday 26 June 2021 – Al Salam Stadium, Cairo – 19:00 GMT (21:00 local time)
How they reached the semifinals?
Esperance (P 10 , W 5 , D 3 , L 2 , GF 14 , GA 10)
In the first round, Esperance defeated Ahly Benghazi (Libya) 3-2 on aggregate.
They were drawn in Group D with Zamalek (Egypt), MC Alger (Algeria) and Teungueth (Senegal). Esperance finished the group on top with 11 points having won three games, drawn two and lost one.
In the quarterfinals, Esperance defeated Algeria’s CR Belouizdad on shootout after a 2-2 aggregate draw.
Al Ahly (P 10 , W 6 , D 3 , L 1 , GF 19 , GA 6)
In the first round, Al Ahly defeated AS Sonidep (Niger) 5-0 on aggregate.
They were drawn in Group A with Simba (Tanzania), AS Vita (DR Congo) and El Merriekh (Sudan). Al Ahly finished the group in second place with 11 points having won three games, drawn two and lost one.
In the quarterfinals, Al Ahly defeated South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on aggregate.
Meet the teams
Esperance have four titles to their name, the latest being in 2018-19.
Al Ahly are the record CAF Champions League winners, having won it in 9 previous occasions. They are the current title holders.
Previous CAF Champions League meetings
18 – Esperance won 4 , Al Ahly won 6 , 8 draws. Esperance scored 15 goals , Al Ahly scored 18.