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Can Sundowns Overcome Their Rivals In The CAF Champions League Quarterfinals?

Can Sundowns Overcome Their Rivals In The CAF Champions League Quarterfinals? | diskidaily.co.za
Can Sundowns Overcome Their Rivals In The CAF Champions League Quarterfinals?

Mamelodi Sundowns Drawn Against North African Club in CAF Champions League Quarter-Finals

Mamelodi Sundowns have been drawn against CR Belouizdad in the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League. The draw, which took place in Egypt on Wednesday night, saw Sundowns, who are the current champions of South Africa, pitted against the Algerian side.

Key Takeaways

  • The CAF Champions League quarter-final draw has seen Sundowns drawn against CR Belouizdad.
  • Sundowns have faced Belouizdad twice before in the same competition, winning one and losing one.
  • Sundowns will be looking to reach the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in four seasons.
  • The winner between Sundowns and Belouizdad will face either Simba or Wydad in the semi-finals.
  • Sundowns’ next fixture is against Swallows FC in the PSL.

Previous Meetings Between the Teams

Sundowns and Belouizdad faced each other twice in the same competition during the 2020-21 Group B campaign. In the first meeting, Sundowns hammered Belouizdad 5-1 in Tanzania. However, the North African side claimed a surprise 2-0 victory over Sundowns in the reverse fixture in Pretoria.

Can Sundowns Overcome Their Rivals In The CAF Champions League Quarterfinals? | diskidaily.co.za
Can Sundowns Overcome Their Rivals In The CAF Champions League Quarterfinals?

The Bigger Picture

Sundowns have been eliminated in the quarter-finals of the competition in the last three seasons. However, coach Rhulani Mokwena will be determined to lead the Tshwane giants to the semi-finals and ultimately clinch their second Champions League title.

The winner on aggregate between Sundowns and Belouizdad will face either Simba or defending champions Wydad in the semi-finals next month.

Quarter-Final Fixtures

The quarter-final first-leg matches are set to take place on 21-22 April, with the second-leg games scheduled for 28-29 April.

Simba (Tanzania) vs Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)

Al Ahly (Egypt) vs Raja Casablanca (Morocco)

CR Belouizdad (Algeria) vs Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa

JS Kabylie (Algeria) vs Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)

Sundowns’ Upcoming Fixture

Sundowns are set to face Swallows FC in a PSL clash on Sunday. The newly-crowned 2022-23 PSL champions will play host to Sundowns at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.

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