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Caf Champions League: Big Match Stats Pack - Green Eagles vs. Orlando Pirates

10:40 GMT+3 10/08/2019
Justin Shonga, Orlando Pirates
The scene is set as Eagles and Pirates collide in Lusaka, who will emerge victorious?

  • Orlando Pirates' Daine Klate

    Head-to-Head

    This will be the first-ever meeting between Eagles and Pirates with the Zambian side set to face a South African team for the first time in a competitive match.

    The last time Pirates faced a Zambian team in the Champions League was in 2013 when they defeated Zanaco 1-0 away and 2-1 at home in a first round tie.
  • Green Eagles of Zambia.

    Home and Away records

    Eagles are undefeated at home in continental tournaments having made their debut in the Caf Confederation Cup last season.

    They defeated Eswatini's Young Buffalos 2-0 in Zambia before holding Algerian side NA Hussein Dey to a 0-0 draw.

    Pirates are winless in their last three away games on the continent having recorded two defeats and one draw in last season's Champions League.
     

  • Aggrey Chiyangi coach of Green Eagles of Zambia.j

    Defence

    Eagles will be banking on their solid defence as Aggrey Chiyangi's side did not concede at home during its 2018/19 Confederation Cup campaign.

    Pirates have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last two away matches in the Champions League as they lost 2-0 to Tunisian champions Esperance de Tunis before being edged out 2-1 by Guinean giants Horoya AC.

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, Orlando Pirates, May 2019

    Current scoring form

    Eagles failed to score in their last two competitive matches in the Zambian Super League as they drew 0-0 with both NAPSA Stars and Zesco United.

    On the other hand, Pirates are a free-scoring side at the moment having netted 11 goals in their last five competitive matches.
  • Tapson Kaseba, Zambia, June 2019

    Key Players

    Eagles will look to Zambia international Tapson Kaseba, who is a prolific striker, having scored 18 goals during the 2018 Super League season.

    His compatriot Justin Shonga netted five goals for Pirates in the Champions League last season and he remains the team's key forward.