Morocco's Wydad Reach CAF Champions League Final Following Casablanca Thriller

Morocco's Wydad Reach CAF Champions League Final Following Casablanca Thriller
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Published October 22nd, 2017 - 05:26 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Wydad Casablanca's Brahim Nakach (white) vies for the ball with the USM Alger's Oussama Darfalou during the CAF Campions league semi-final on October 21, 2017, at Mohamed VI Stdaium in Casablanca.
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Wydad Casablanca's Brahim Nakach (white) vies for the ball with the USM Alger's Oussama Darfalou during the CAF Campions league semi-final on October 21, 2017, at Mohamed VI Stdaium in Casablanca. FADEL SENNA / AFP

Morocco's Wydad Casablanca have sealed qualification for the CAF Champions League final with an aggregate 3-1 victory over Algeria's U.S.M Alger following a thrilling return-leg in Casablanca.

After a goalless draw in Algeria, Wydad managed to settle the tie at home, with Walid El-Karti giving the Moroccans a 26th-minute lead before Achraf Bencharki doubled his side's advantage nine minutes after the break.

Ayoub Abdellaoui gave USM hope when he scored in the 67th minute, as the Algerians needed a goal now to qualify on the away-goal rule.

Bencharki, however, killed USM's hopes with a last-gasp strike from inside the area in the third minute of stoppage time to ensure his side booked a final berth.

Wydad now await the winner from the match between Ahly and Etoile du Sahel, with the first leg ending with a 2-1 victory for the Tunisians in Sousse.

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