African Champions League: Esperance have edge over rivals Etoile in quarter-finals

The quarter-final second legs in this season’s African Champions League will be played next weekend

Esperance edged rivals Etoile du Sahel 2-1 on Saturday in an African Champions League quarter-final first-leg showdown between two Tunisian clubs.

All the goals at the Olympic Stadium in Rades came from defenders during a weekend when no strikers found the net in the premier African club competition.

Chamseddine Dhaouadi put Esperance ahead after only two minutes, Ammar Jemal equalised just before the half-hour and Sameh Derbali snatched the late winner.

The narrow win leaves the most intriguing of the last-eight ties delicately balanced ahead of the return match in Sousse next Friday.

The other Saturday quarter-final, a dour struggle between Primeiro de Agosto of Angola and TP…

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