Tunisia’s Esperance win African Champions League


TUNIS: Esperance midfielder Saad Beguir scored either side of halftime to help the Tunisian side win the African Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Al Ahly of Egypt in the second leg of the final to claim the trophy 4-3 on aggregate on Friday.

Esperance fought back from a 3-1 defeat in last week’s incident-filled first leg in Alexandria, where controversial VAR decisions clouded the outcome, to lift the continent’s top club prize in convincing fashion.

The Tunisians had struggled to break down a dogged Ahly defence but made better headway as the game progressed, cheered on by a noisy 60,000-strong crowd.

Beguir scored with virtually the last touch of the first period, slipping the ball home after being teed up by a cut back from the left by Taha…

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