CR Belouizdad holds TP Mazembe to goalless draw in Lubumbashi

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Five-time champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo were held to a goalless draw at home by Algerian visitors CR Belouizdad, to start their Group B campaign of the 2020-21 Total CAF Champions League on a low note.

Tshibangu Isaac and Moustapha Kouyate were guilty of missing several clear chances for Les Corbeaux, while the visitors will return to Algeria happy with the point they got from Lubumbashi.

Belouizdad goalkeeper Gaya Merbah and his defender Sofiane Bouchar had a game to remember as they stopped their hosts several attacks throughout the 90 minutes.

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The besy chances of the game came after the break. Just after the hour mark, in quick succession, Isaac missed for Mazembe then Youcef Bechou failed to score past the hosts goalkeeper Ibrahim Bosso.

South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns hosts Sudan’s Al Hilal in the other group game later on Saturday.