African Champions League: Setif take slender lead over holders Wydad

Holders Wydad Casablanca will have to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Entente Setif if they are to reach the semi-finals

Entente Setif of Algeria seized a narrow advantage in their African Champions League quarter-final against holders Wydad Casablanca by beating the Moroccans 1-0 in the first leg of their tie.

Senegal-born Isla Daoudi Diomande scored the only goal on 16 minutes in Setif on Friday.

It gave the Algerians a slender lead ahead of the return match next Friday in a showdown between clubs who have each won the competition twice .

Victory for Entente was unexpected as they had the least impressive record of the eight survivors in the premier African club competition.

Setif lost three matches en route to the last-eight stage whereas Wydad were among six clubs…

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