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African Champions League: TP Mazembe beat Club Africain 8-0 to set new record


African Champions League trophy

TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo crushed Tunisia’s Club Africain 8-0 on Saturday to achieve a record winning margin for an African Champions League group match.

The five-time African champions overtook the mark set 18 years ago by Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas when they beat CR Belouizdad of Algeria 7-0.

Moroccan club Difaa el Jadida hold the record for a single-match winning margin at any stage of the Champions League after a 10-0 win over Benfica of Guinea-Bissau last season.

Mazembe ran riot in Lubumbashi just 14 days after suffering a three-goal defeat away to surprise Group C pacesetters CS Constantine of Algeria.

Constantine top the table with six points, Mazembe have three and Club Africain none in a group reduced to three clubs…

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African Champions League: TP Mazembe begin with victory


TP Mazembe of DR Congo last lifted the African Champions League trophy in 2015

DR Congo’s TP Mazembe began their African Champions League Group C campaign with a 2-0 win over Egypt’s Ismaili.

In Saturday’s other matches Tanzania’s Simba easily beat JS Saoura of Algeria 3-0 while Zimbabwe’s Platinum Stars and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates ended goalless.

Mazembe’s victory in Lubumbashi came despite playing the second half with ten men following the dismissal of Ivory Coast keeper Sylvain Gbohouo.

The Ivorian was dismissed just before the break for a foul on Benson Chilongo but replacement goalkeeper Aime Bakula saved the resulting penalty to keep the score at 0-0.

The hosts took the lead in the 82nd minute when substitute Chico Ushindi headed home a cross from Tresor Mputu…

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