Absa Premiere Champions Sundowns continue to represent SA well on the continent. Hard fought win over Zamalek to book a place in the CAF Champions League semi-finals. The Brazilians won 1-0 over Zamalek last night at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Sundowns books spot in the next round of the CAF CL.
After Leonardo Castro missed a good chance in the eighth minute, feinting to beat a defender inside the box before blazing over the bar from inside the area, the game resembled more of a chess match than football.
Sundowns enjoyed most of the possession in the first half, with Teko Modise and Hlompho Kekana dictating play in the middle of the park.
The second half produced a little bit more in terms of goalmouth action and Sundowns’ superiority over their opponents was clear to see as Keagan Dolly, Billiat and Castro continued to create openings right until the final whistle.
An own goal from Ali Mossad Gabr deep into the second half, not only sealed the Brazilians place in the final four, but also confirmed them as Group B winners.
With pressure mounting, Sundowns finally found the decisive goal in the 79th minute. Gabr steering the ball into the back of his own net following a low cross by second-half substitute Percy Tau.
Sundowns’ next game is against Enyimba on the 23rd of August.