Al Ahly vs Wydad Casablanca Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel, squad news

The Red Devils will endeavor to leave a mark on the world in the opposition when they face the Red Castle in the current year’s last in Morocco

On Monday, Al Ahly will focus on their third consecutive Caf Champions League prize when they take on Wydad Casablanca in the 2021-22 last at Mohammed V Stadium.

Notwithstanding beginning gradually in the opposition this season, neglecting to score in three of their initial four games (W1 D1 L2), the Red Devils arrived at the last after a 6-2 total win against Algeria’s ES Setif.

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Pitso Mosimane’s side got a 4-0 semi-last first-leg succeed at Al-Salam Stadium Cairo prior to venturing out to Algiers for the return leg and dealing with a 2-2 draw at Stade du 5 Juillet.

In the mean time, Wydad, who are the top-scoring group in the Champions League this season with 20 objectives, booked their spot in the last following a 4-2 total outcome against Petro de Luanda of Angola.

The Moroccan goliaths won the main gathering 3-1 away at Estadio 11 de Novembro prior to getting back to guarantee a 1-1 attract the return fight at Stade Mohammed V.

The Red Devils will miss the administrations of harmed players Akram Tawfik, Amman Handy, and Mozambican forward Luis Miquisson, yet will have Amr El-Sulya, Aliou Dieng, and Hamdy Fathi back from the treatment table for the last.

In spite of the injury difficulties, Mosimane, who has placed his eyes on driving the Egyptian goliaths to their third successive title and eleventh generally, accepts they have the stuff to impact the world forever in Morocco.

“It’s an honor, an honor and it’s verifiable for our club to make a third cup last in succession since we have never made it,” the 57-year-old South Africa told CafOnline.

“Despite the fact that we had made a ton of cup finals yet we had never made it multiple times in succession. However much it is significant for the historical backdrop of the club, we are not exactly focused in that; we are focused on the match.

“Because what is the point of making the third final in a row and you don’t win it? Our mind is not on that, our mind is on winning the cup final. Of course, we acknowledge that we have made the third cup final in a row and it’s a big step because no team does that.”

Wydad coach Walid Regragui will be without injured Libyan forward Muaid Ellafi while Jalal Daoudi will face a late fitness test after picking up an injury in their recent league game.

Meanwhile, Zouhair El Moutaraji and Achraf Dari resumed training with the rest of the squad members and could be involved.

Match Preview

This will be the 11th meeting between the Red Devils and the Red Castle in the history of the competition, with the Egyptian side enjoying the upper hand, winning four to Wydad’s two victories (D4).

Al Ahly have won their last two matches against Wydad – both legs of their semi-final meeting in 2019-20 (2-0 and 3-1) and are looking to win three in a row against the Moroccan side for the first time in the competition.

The Red Devils will strive to become the first side to win the competition in three consecutive seasons, after beating Egyptian rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the 2019-20 final and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the 2020-21 season.

In the mean time, this will be Wydad’s third Champions League last in six seasons, after 2017 (victors) and 2018-19 (other participants) and their fifth by and large in the Champions League/Africa Cup of Champions Clubs (W2 L2), the most by a Moroccan side in the opposition.

South African forward Percy Tau has been straightforwardly associated with eight objectives (three objectives, five helps), for Al Ahly more than some other player in the opposition this mission. The last player with more in a solitary mission was Tresor Mputu in 2018-19 (9 – four objectives, five helps for TP Mazembe).

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