Sunday, September 15, 2013

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Esperance made it to the Semifinals

Ndjeng Joseph Yannick of EsperanceEsperance became the first side to book their place in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League when they defeated Recreativo do Libolo 3-2 at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Saturday night.

Yannick Ndjeng scored twice for the Tunisian side and Oussama Darragi added the third, while RĂºben Gouveia replied with his own double for the visitors.

Ndjeng opened the scoring in the 4th minute to hand his side a 1-0 lead going into the break, but the Angolans were back on level terms soon after the restart as Ruben netted his first goal of the night.

Darragi put the home side ahead for the second time in the 53rd minute, but Ruben responded at the other end two minutes later as Recreativo tried to earn a valuable point away from home.But it wasn’t to be as Ndjeng completed his brace late in the game to ensure that his side walked away with all points on offer.

Esperance remain in top spot in Group B with 12 points, five ahead of second-placed Coton Sport, who will face Sewe Sport in Abidjan on Sunday.



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