Esperance 1 - 0 Al Ittihad: Esperance through to group stage
In Rades, four-time champions Esperance du Tunis endured tough resistance from Libyan champions Al Ittihad before winning 1-0 and progressing to the group phase. The first leg between the two sides had ended barren.
The hosts got the solitary goal of the match in the 63rd minute through Nassim Ben Khalifa put the ball into the net.
The visitors had however to play the final 14 minutes plus additional time with a man less after Mouad Ellafi was sent off on a straight red card. The numerical superiority worked in Esperance’s advantage as they saw off the slim lead to progress.
Group Stage: Qualified teams
Following the conclusion of 2021-22 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Second Preliminary Round matches, 16 teams qualified to the Group Stage that will kickoff next February.
Here are the qualified teams (in alphabetical order):
Al Ahly (Egypt)
Al Hilal (Sudan)
Al Merrikh (Sudan)
AmaZulu (South Africa)
CR BelouizdCad (Algeria)
ES Setif (Algeria)
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana)
Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
Petro Atletico (Angola)
Sagrada Esperanca (Angola)