Algerian League

Algerians one game away from Champions League final

Algerian club side USM Alger are just one game away from reaching the final of the CAF Champions League, as they travel to Morocco to face North African rivals Wydad Casablanca.

Wydad will host the red and black outfit on Saturday the 21st of October at the Stade Mohammed V, with kick-off at 8pm.

The two teams drew 0-0 in the first leg at the Stade du 5 Juillet, giving USMA a good opportunity to progress to their second continental final in three years.

Oussama Darfalou is USMA’s top scorer in the competition, with five goals, and was rewarded with a call-up to Algeria for his recent good form.

A win for Paul Put’s team, or a score draw, will put them into the final where they will play either Egyptian team Al Ahly or Tunisian team Etoile du Sahel, meaning a North African team will win Africa’s most prestigious club tournament.

USMA have not played club football for a while, and had four players on international duty with the Algerian national team so they decided to postpone their recent Ligue 1 DZ fixtures to a later date.

Casablanca are looking to reach their third CAF Champions League final in their entire history, previously reaching it in 1992 and 2011.

The winners of the competition will qualify for the Club World Cup, potentially facing the likes of Real Madrid.

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