Match Facts – Semifinals first leg

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Before the second leg of the 2019-20 Total CAF Champions League semifinals takes place this weekend, here’s a look at some of the first leg match facts;

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o  Al Ahly ended Wydad Casablanca’s four-year unbeaten run at home in the CAF Champions League (22 games) with a 2-0 victory in the semifinal first leg.

o  Since the start of the 2017 CAF Champions League campaign (apart from preliminary matches), Al Ahly’s Ali Maâloul has been directly involved in more goals than any other player (17 – 8 goals, 9 assists).

o  Since losing their first CAF Champions League game of the group stage against Étoile du Sahel, Al Ahly have remained unbeaten in their following eight (W5 D3).

 o  Hamdi Fathi made seven tackles against Wydad Casablanca, the most any Al Ahly player has made in a single CAF Champions League game since Hisham Mohamed versus ES Sétif in October 2018 (7).

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o  Zamalek’s Achraf Bencharki has been directly involved in 12 goals in his last 14 CAF Champions League appearances (10 goals, 2 assists), including six this season (5 goals, 1 assist).

o  Zamalek won their first CAF Champions League away game in four years (apart from the preliminaries) with a victory over Raja Casablanca.

o  Zamalek have seen just two goals in their last three CAF Champions League away games, after seeing nine in the previous three.

o  Zamalek had just 35.6% possession in their 1-0 win over Raja Casablanca, the third lowest possession figure for a side to win a game in the CAF Champions League this season.