Al-Ahli Tripoli qualifies for CAf Champions League quarterfinals after draw with Zamalek
Al Ahli Tripoli drew 2-2 away to Zamalek on Sunday to ensure they pipped the Egyptian side to a place in the CAF Champions League quarter-finals.
The five-time winner, Zamalek needed a victory to claim second spot in Group B following their defeat to CAPS United last week, however, Al-Ahli Tripoli managed to return back home with a spot in the last eight round.
Zamalek started in strong fashion in Cairo and took the lead through Bassem Morsi after 13 minutes, but Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh was sent off for a second bookable offence after conceding a penalty in first-half injury time, allowing Mohamed Al Ganodi to equalise from the spot for Al-Ahli Tripoli.
Vianney Mabide put Al-Ahli Tripoli 2-1 up after 69 minutes to put the game firmly under their control, and although Moruf Yusuf equalised to set up a nervy final quarter of an hour, the visitors held out to claim their last-eight spot.
Al Ahli go through in second place in the group behind USM Alger, who were comfortable 4-1 winners over CAPS United.
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