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November 3, 2013 2:30 AM SGT
Orlando Stadium — Johannesburg, GA
Referee:‬ D. Haïmoudi‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Orlando Pirates 1-1 Al Ahly

Mohammed Aboutrika and Thabo Matlaba's goals meant the first leg of the Caf Champions League final ended in a 1-1 draw

By Daniel Eslick

  • Senzo Meyiwa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Senzo Meyiwa

    Meyiwa had no chance of saving Aboutreika's free-kick and was called into action again in the first half, with a good stop to deny an Al Ahly second goal.

  • Ayanda Gcaba
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ayanda Gcaba

    Gcaba's schoolboy error led to Al Ahly's opening goal in the first half. However, Gcaba was able to atone for his mistake as the match continued.

  • Happy Jele
    1
    0
    2.00

    Happy Jele

    Jele struggled to deal with Soliman during the match, but was involved in some good attacking play.

  • Thabo Matlaba
    0
    0
    3.50

    Thabo Matlaba

    Matlaba's attempts to score finally paid off as his low drive secured the draw for the home side.

  • Rooi Petros Mahamutsa
    1
    0
    3.00

    Rooi Petros Mahamutsa

    Mahamutsa was a solid force in defence for the Buccaneers.

  • Daine Klate
    1
    1
    2.50

    Daine Klate

    Klate was electric down the right wing for Pirates, troubling Al Ahly defence on numerous occasions.

  • Sifiso Myeni
    1
    0
    1.50

    Sifiso Myeni

    Myeni struggled to create attacking chances and was a shadow of his former self.

  • Andile Jali
    1
    0
    2.50

    Andile Jali

    Jali forced a good save from Ekramy, and showed off his passing skills during the match.

  • O. Manyisa
    1
    0
    2.00

    O. Manyisa

    Manyisa wasted a chance in the second half, but was generally influential in the midfield

  • Tlou Mashedi Segolela
    1
    0
    3.00

    Tlou Mashedi Segolela

    Segolela was his usual self down the right wing, creating numerous chances for Pirates due to his pace and crosses into the box.

  • Lennox Luyanda Bacela
    0
    0
    2.50

    Lennox Luyanda Bacela

    Bacela had a few chances to give Pirates the upper hand, but struggled to find his range when it mattered most.

Substitutions

  • Terence Mpho Makola
    0
    0
    2.00

    Terence Mpho Makola

    Makola struggled to make an impact from the bench.

  • Collins Mbesuma
    0
    0
    2.00

    Collins Mbesuma

    Mbesuma emerged from the bench, but did not make a significant impact on the game.

  • ekramy
    1
    1
    3.50

    ekramy

    Ekramy was solid in goal for the visiting side, showing his class with a superb save in the second half.

  • Sherif Abd Elfadil
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sherif Abd Elfadil

    Elfadil was put under immense pressure during the match but did well to stop Pirates from running rampant.

  • Mohammad Naguib
    1
    0
    3.00

    Mohammad Naguib

    Al Ahly's central defender was flawless on the night, often breaking up the play and organising the visiting side's defensive line.

  • Ahmed Fathy
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ahmed Fathy

    Ibrahim did well to keep the midfield solid during the first leg of the final.

  • Wael Gomaa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wael Gomaa

    Gomaa's strength and poise in the middle of the park was on show, as he was a vital cog in the Al Ahly machine.

  • Waleed Soliman
    0
    0
    3.50

    Waleed Soliman

    Soliman was threatening in attack throughout the match, using his pace to hurt Pirates on the counter-attack.

  • Sayed Moawad
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sayed Moawad

    Moawad had to contend with a Pirates onslaught and was solid for the majority of proceedings.

  • Mohammed Abu Trika
    0
    0
    4.00

    Mohammed Abu Trika

    AbouTrika's splendid free kick in the first half was the most outstanding action from an Al Ahly player on the night. The influential player was a bright spark for the visiting side during the match, his desire to lift another Caf Champions League there for all to see.

  • Abdulla Ali Saeed
    0
    0
    3.00

    Abdulla Ali Saeed

    Partnered well with AbouTrika in the final third, but did not have many opportunities to push forward.

  • ashour
    0
    0
    2.50

    ashour

    Ashour struggled to make an impact for the Egyptian Giants and did not create any clear-cut chances for the visiting side.

  • Ahmed Abdul Zaher
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ahmed Abdul Zaher

    Zaher had a few chances to put Al Ahly in more control but was wasteful. He may have felt hard done by, when a clear goal was deemed as offside by the referee.

Substitutions

  •  Rami Rabia
    0
    0

    Rami Rabia

    Rabia's last appearance meant he did not have enough time to make a significant impact on the match.

  • Dominique Da Silva
    0
    0
    2.50

    Dominique Da Silva

    Da Silva could not add to Al Ahly's tally, after replacing Zaher in the 65th minute. Generally starved of possession, the striker was more involved in defence than attack.

Results
 
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