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Al Ahly v Mamelodi Sundowns

By The Numbers: Al Ahly 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

11:55 GMT+3 14/04/2019
Nasser Maher of Al Ahly challenged by Hlompho Kekana of Sundowns, April 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns advanced to the Caf Champions League semi-finals despite losing to Al Ahly. Goal breaks down the clash that was in numbers

  • Denis Onyango of Sundowns saves from Oluwafemi Junior Ajayi of Al Ahly, April 2019

    #1 Sundowns advance despite defeat in Egypt

    Mamelodi Sundowns went into their Caf Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash leading 5-0 on aggregate against Al Ahly.

    Sundowns eased into the semi-finals despite losing 1-0 in Egypt after winning 5-1 on aggregate. 

    Goal looks at some interesting statistics following Sundowns' progression into the last four.

  • Ramadan Sobhi of Al Ahly challenged by Anele Ngcongca of Sundowns, April 2019

    #2 Complete dominance by Al Ahly

    Al Ahly, who enjoyed 61.6% of the ball, dominated the match from start to finish and they had a better pass success, 79.1% to Sundowns' 67.5%.

    Furthermore, the Brazilians had only five shots the entire game, while the Red Devils had a whopping 28 shots.

  • Denis Onyango, Sundowns, April 2019

    #3 Onyango frustrates the Red Devils

    Sundowns shot-stopper Denis Onyango was the busier of the two goalkeepers as he made nine saves and two catches, while his counterpart Mohamed El Shenawy made only two saves without making any catches.

    The visitors had 17 goal-kicks compared to Al Ahly's four, and Onyango faced 20 shots compared to El Shenawy who faced just three.

  • Mohsen Marwan of Al Ahly challenged by Thapelo Morena of Sundowns, April 2019

    #4 Sundowns' defence shines against Al Ahly's constant attacks

    The Brazilians' enjoyed a 73% tackle success from a total of 15 tackles and they had 74 positive actions in their own box compared to Al Ahly's 40.

    The 2016 winners also won 27 fouls, while the record eight-time champions Al Ahly won only seven fouls.

  • Phakamani Mahlambi of Sundowns tackled by Yasser Ibrahim El Hanafi of Al Ahly, April 2019

    #5 Mosimane freshens things up in the second half

    Pitso Mosimane decided to freshen things up as he introduced Phakamani Mahlambi, who is a speedy attacker, in the second half with the visitors looking to launch quick counter attacks and they were caught offside twice.

    However, they could not seriously test El Shenawy as Sundowns made their one and only cross in the second half which was well dealt with.

    They also played just 33 long balls from defence compared to Al Ahly's 26.

  • Al Ahly v Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2019

    #6 Sundowns weather the storm

    Sundowns were able to weather the storm in the closing stages of the game and they secured their place in the last four despite losing 1-0 to Al Ahly on the night.