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November 10, 2013 6:00 PM SAST
Arab Contractors Stadium (Osman Ahmed Osman Stadium) — al-Qāhirah (Cairo)
Referee:‬ B. Gassama‎
 
Top of the Match
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To Be Announced Shortly
Mohammed Abu Trika
Mohammed Abu Trika
Al Ahly
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Al Ahly retain African Champions League

The Egyptian giants have claimed the continent's top trophy for the fifth time in the last decade with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Orlando Pirates

By Alex Fisher

Al Ahly midfielder Mohamed Abou Trika
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Al Ahly lifted their eighth CAF Champions League title after a 2-0 win secured a 3-1 aggregate victory over Orlando Pirates.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the Egyptian side produced a fine display in front of their home fans and moved ahead thanks to Mohamed Abou Trika's 54th-minute strike.

The 35-year-old midfielder controlled a loose ball inside the penalty area and fired beyond Senzo Meyiwa for his fifth goal of the tournament.

Ahmed Abdul Zaher made sure of victory with a second goal in the 78th minute, while Sherif Abd Fadil was given a late red card for two bookable offences.

Al Ahly missed three chances in the opening half, but the visitors still had opportunities at the other end.

The deadlock was broken when a shot from Abdullah Said deflected off a defender's legs and dropped to Abou Trika, who controlled the ball and calmly converted a low shot.

The Pirates went close just after the hour through Luyanda Bacela, but he could only fire into the side-netting from a tight angle after rounding the goalkeeper.

Al Ahly then sealed victory as Abdul Zaher latched on to a miscued shot from El-Said and tapped home for his third goal of the competition.

With seven minutes remaining the hosts were reduced to 10 men due to Abdul Fadil receiving his second yellow card of the match, but they were able to hang on.



Al Ahly

1
ekramy
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
6
Wael Gomaa
Defender
 - 
23
Mohammad Naguib
Defender
 - 
-
Ahmed Fathy
Defender
78′
 - 
11
Waleed Soliman
Midfielder
73′
 - 
17
Sayed Moawad
Defender
 - 
22
Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
54′ 92′
 - 
-
 - 
25
ashour
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 

Orlando Pirates

 - 
1
Senzo Meyiwa
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
8
 - 
28
 - 
7
Daine Klate
Midfielder
86′
 - 
11
Sifiso Myeni
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
20
O. Manyisa
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
-

Substitutes

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Abou ALsood
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Rami Rabia
Defender
86′
 - 
-
 - 
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Mahmoud Hassan
Midfielder
 - 
-
Shehab Ahmed
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
41
 - 
19
 - 
6
 - 
27
 - 
24
 - 
31
 - 
26

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
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  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Mouhssine Iajour Mouhssine Iajour
Striker
Raja Casablanca
5 0
Haythem Jouini Haythem Jouini
Striker
ES Tunis
5 0
Knowledge Musona Knowledge Musona
Striker
Chiefs
4 1
Dan Sserunkuma Dan Sserunkuma
Striker
Gor Mahia
3 3
Mrisho Ngasa Mrisho Ngasa
Midfielder
3 0