Defending champions, Esperance maintained their 100% record by beating JS Kabylie. Vita Club quarterfinal chances took a big hit with a home loss as early as matchday 2.
Vita Club 0-1 Raja Casablanca
Our CAF Champions League Power Ranking did not give a lot of chances to Vita Club to advance from this group. But we did advice them about the necessity of securing 3 home wins. And it took them only one match to let us down.
Vita Club was dominated at home by Raja Casablanca. The Moroccans had to bounce back from losing to Esperance. After all their troubles, Soufiane Rahimi got them what proved to be the winning goal early in the second half.
Esperance Tunis 1-0 JS Kabylie
The match was predictably one-way traffic in favour of the hosts. What are you going to do against the ghoul of Africa? But they lacked the finesse to get the finishing touch on the final third. A penalty won and converted, in the 71st minute, by Anice Badri was the luck they got to secure the deserved win.
The team is now set to switch focus to the FIFA Club World Cup. You have to be impressed by the momentum Moine Chaabani has maintained at Esperance. Do you think they will actually win a third CAF Champions League title in a row?
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