Al-Ahly consolidates its records in the history of the Champions League

Al-Ahly strengthened its records in the history of the African Champions League, after qualifying for the final match for the third time in a row and the 15th in its history, breaking the previous record recorded in his name in the number of times to qualify for the final of the tournament.

Al-Ahly qualified for the Champions League final for the 15th time yesterday evening, Saturday, at the expense of Algeria’s ES Setif, after a positive draw with it 2-2 in the semi-final second leg match at the July 5 stadium in the Algerian capital.

Al-Ahly had won 4-0 in the first leg in Cairo, to bypass the semi-finals by defeating the Algerian champion 6-2 in the aggregate of the first and return matches.

Of the 14 times that Al-Ahly reached the final of the Champions League, the African champions managed to win the tournament ten times, while losing it four times.

Al-Ahly will meet in the final match, on May 30th, in Morocco, with the Moroccan Wydad team, which defeated Angolan Petro Atlético in the aggregate of the first and second legs, 4-2.

The following is a review of Al-Ahly’s history in the African Champions League final:

First Final (Champion):

It came in the 1982 edition, where Al-Ahly met with Ghana’s Asante Kotoko, and the first leg match in Cairo ended with Al-Ahmar’s 3-0 victory, while the two teams tied 1-1 in Kumasi.

Second finalist (runner-up):

It came in the 1983 edition with Ghana’s Kotoko, where the two teams tied 0-0 in Cairo, while Al-Ahly lost in Kumasi with a goalless goal.

Third Final (Champion):

It came in the 1987 edition with Al-Hilal of Sudan, where the first leg match was held in Omdurman and ended in a goalless draw, while Al-Ahly won in Cairo 2-0.

Fourth Final (Champion):

It came in the 2001 edition with the South African Sundowns, where the two teams tied 1-1 in the first leg in South Africa, while Al-Ahly won the return match in Cairo 3-0.

Fifth Final (Champion):

It came in the 2005 edition with Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel, where the two teams tied 0-0 in Sousse, while Al-Ahly won 3-0 in Cairo.

Sixth Final (Champion):

It came in the 2006 edition with Tunisia’s Sfaxien, where the two teams tied 1-1 in Cairo, while Al-Ahly won in Rades 1-0.

Seventh Final (runner-up):

It came in the 2007 edition with Etoile du Sahel, where the two teams tied 0-0 in Sousse, while Al-Ahly lost 3-1 in the famous final in Cairo.

Eighth Final (Champion):

It came in the 2008 edition with Cameroonian Cotton, where Al-Ahly won the first leg in Cairo with a score of 2-0, while the two teams tied 2-2 in the return match in Garoua.

Final 9 (Champion):

It came in the 2012 edition with Tunisia’s Esperance, where the two teams tied 1-1 in the first leg of the match in Borg El Arab, while Al-Ahly won the return match in Radès 2-1.

Final X (Champion):

It came in the 2013 edition with the South African Orlando Pirates, where the two teams tied 1-1 in the first leg in South Africa, while Al-Ahly won the return match 2-0.

Final 11 (runner-up):

It came in the 2017 edition with Moroccan Wydad, where the two teams tied 1-1 in the first leg at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, before Al-Ahly lost the title after losing the return match 1-0 in Casablanca.

Final 12 (runner-up):

The same scenario was repeated in the 2018 edition with Tunisia’s Esperance, where Al-Ahly won 3-1 in the first leg in Borg El Arab, before losing the title after a 3-0 defeat at Rades Stadium.

Final 13 (Champion):

The final was held in one match, starting from the 2020 edition, and the final match against Zamalek came in the so-called “final of the century”, and ended with Al-Ahly’s victory (2-1) to crown the Red Genie in the ninth, after the title was absent from its coffers for seven years.

Final 14 (Champion):

In the last edition 2021 with the South African Kaizer Chiefs, Al-Ahly won the title for the second time in a row and for the tenth time in its history, after winning 3-0 at the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Morocco.