Friday 13 May 2022
Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca booked the ticket to qualify for the CAF Champions League final, despite its positive draw with Angolan Petro Atlético, with one goal for each team, in a meeting held at the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Casablanca.
Petro Atletico advanced through Gilson in the 21st minute, but Amin Farhan scored the equalizer for Wydad in the 27th minute.
Wydad benefited from the result of the first leg match that was held in Angola last Saturday, where the Moroccan team won 3-1, bringing the total of the two matches (4-2).
The qualified Wydad team is awaiting the second match, which will combine Algeria’s ES Setif and Al-Ahly, where the Red team won the first leg (4-0).
The final match, which will be the first party of Wydad team, is scheduled to be held in Morocco on the 30th of this month.
Formation of Wydad: Ahmed Reda Al-Taknaouti – Amin Farhan – Ashraf Dari – Ayoub Al-Amoud – Yahya Attia Allah – Yahya Gibran – Jalal Al-Daoudi – Ayman Al-Hassouni – Badi’ Awok – Reda Al-Jaadi – Ji Mbenza.
Petro Atletico lineup: Wellington Lima – Eddie Afonso – To Carneiro – Pedro Pinto – Pedro Pessoa – Eto’o – Anderson Cruz – Jarede Teixeira – Thiago Azulao – Gilson.
The seventh minute witnessed a dangerous opportunity by Badi Awok after he shot from inside the penalty area from the right side, but the ball passed far from the goal.
Brazilian striker Thiago Azulao tried to threaten Wydad’s goal with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area in the 17th minute, passing the ball over the goal.
In the 21st minute, Petro Atletico striker Gilson scored his team’s first goal with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, making the score (1-0).
Jalal Daoudi almost equalized for Wydad in the 27th minute with a superb shot from outside the penalty area, but the Petro Atletico goalkeeper turned the ball into a corner.
Wydad did not wait long to equalize with Amin Farhan’s header, making the score (1-1) in the 28th minute.
Gilson tried with a shot from inside the penalty area to reach Wydad’s net again in the 33rd minute, but this time the ball hit Yahya Gibran and turned into a corner kick.
Petro Atlético almost scored the second goal in the first minute of stoppage time in the first half, but Reda Teknaouti saved his team from a second goal, leaving the score 1-1.
Substitute Yamo almost scored the goal in favor of Petro Atletico after a powerful shot from outside the penalty area in the 74th minute, the ball passed next to the post.
Petro Atletico tried in the 90+1 minute to score the second goal with a shot from inside the penalty area, but the goalkeeper Wydad saved the ball twice and then turned into a corner kick.