Wydad de Casablanca qualified for the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League at the expense of Angola’s Petro Atlético, at the end of the semi-final second leg (1-1) played on Friday at the Complexe sportsman Mohammed V of Casablanca.
Wydad de Casablanca qualified for the final of this continental competition thanks to its big victory in the first leg with a score of 3 goals to 1.
Gleison Moreira opened the scoring in the 21st minute for Petro Atlético, before Amine Farhane replied in the 28th minute by scoring the equalizer.
Wydad de Casablanca started the game with confidence thanks to their victory in the first leg, dominating the course of the game from the first minutes of the match and creating several chances to open the scoring, but the Angolan team resisted the onslaught of the Wydadis.
Angola’s Petro Atlético surprised their hosts with a 21st-minute goal from Gleison Moreira, but Walid Regragui’s men replied in the 28th minute through Amine Farhane.
During the last quarter of an hour of the 1st period, the players of Petro Atlético tried to look for the second goal to revive their hopes of qualification.
In the second period, Petro Atlético increased his pressure on the Wydad defensive line to try to get closer to the net of goalkeeper Réda Tagnaouti, but without success.
Faced with constant pressure on goalkeeper Réda Tagnaouti, the Wydad coach made changes by involving the Congolese Joville Tsumu in place of his compatriot Guy Mbenza, as well as the young Abdallah Himoud, who restored balance in the middle ground.
Faced with the attempts of the Angolan team, the elements of Wydad Casablanca managed to manage the course of the meeting to ensure qualification for the final. Wydad Casablanca will face the winner of the match Al Ahly and ES Sétif in the final.