Esperance beat Al Ahly to win African Champions League


Saad Bguir celebrates scoring for Esperance in Rades

Saad Bguir was the unlikely two-goal star as Esperance of Tunisia defeated Egyptian side Al Ahly 3-0 to win a third CAF Champions League title.

The 24-year-old midfielder, a reserve for most of the campaign, only started in the second leg of the final because of Franck Kom’s suspension.

Anice Badri completed the scoring to give Esperance a 4-3 aggregate victory.

They had lost the first leg 3-1, with Ahly converting two controversial penalties.

A dominant performance by the ‘Blood and Gold’ at the Stade Olympique de Rades ended a 10-match winless run against Ahly in CAF competitions that stretched back to July 2011.

Al Ahly’s first-leg victory included two penalties that were confirmed with the use of Video Assistant Referee…

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