Le Chabab Riadhi de Belouizdad a assuré vendredi soir sa qualification pour les quarts de finale de la Ligue des Champions TotalEnergies de la CAF après sa victoire face au Zamalek (2-0).
Sur la pelouse du stade du 5 juillet d’Alger, le CRB a fait l’essentiel en seconde période grâce à Draoui et Wamba qui ont délivré le Chabab pour une troisième qualification de suite en quart de finale. Le club algérois rejoint l’EST au prochain tour, représentant le groupe D.
The Algerians travel away to Esperance while Zamalek will be in Cairo against Merrikh.
Zakaria Draoui and Leonel Wamba scored in the 75th and 79th minutes for the home side to cash in the win and assure themselves a place in the last eight.
Draoui broke the deadlock after 75 minutes with an expertly tucked away curling effort after running on to a cutback from Akram Bouras.
Four minutes later, Cameroonian forward Wamba scored the second, though unconventionally. A freekick from the left found his run at the backpost and the striker first connected with his chest before a trailing leg swept the ball beyond the keeper.
Before that, there were few chances in a tightly contested game. In the opening half, Mohamed Belkhir had a good chance when he rounded the keeper, but his decision to go at goal from a tight angle was awry, the ball curling wide.
Zamalek’s Seifeddine Jaziri also had a good chance 10 minutes to the break when he battled to win the ball between two defenders, but his shot one on one was saved by the keeper Alex Guendouz.
In the second half, it was Belouizdad who were hungrier and they were rewarded with the two goals deep into the final quarter of an hour.