Wydad Casablanca for CAF Champions League final

Bencharki - Grabs a brace for Wydad

Bencharki – Grabs a brace for Wydad

A brace through Achraf Bencharki and another strike from Walid El Karti ensured Wydad Casablanca claimed a 3-1 win over USM Alger to book a spot in the CAF Champions League final.
Despite their loss at the Stade Mohamed V on Saturday night, a solitary goal by Ayoub Abdellaoui ensured the visitors scored, but it was not enough to see them through to the final.
In the wake of the 0-0 draw in the opening leg, the hosts ensured they wrapped up the encounter at home as they showed their intention.
After a dull opening period, Wydad pushed for an early goal and their efforts were rewarded when El Karti scored in the 26th minute.
The second stanza saw Casablanca finding their second goal when Bencharki scored in the 54th minute to ensure they remained in the driving seat.
Coach Paul Put’s men pushed for a goal to reply and they put the fear into their hosts through Ayoub Abdellaoui in the 67th minute.
Towards the last 20 minutes, coach Lhoussaine Ammoutta pushed his men to probe for the third goal and their efforts were rewarded in injury time.
Bencharki scored for the second time to make it 3-1 and ensure they cement a spot in the Caf Champions League final.
The result means the Algerians are out of the continental club competition and will have to try again in the 2018 edition. – Supersport

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