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Al Ahly & Zamalek await tough draw in CAF Champions League quarter-final

Sun, Feb. 2, 2020
The mission was completed, and Egypt's representatives: Al-Ahly and Zamalek qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Champions League.

Al-Ahly finished second in the second group with 11 points. Zamalek also ranked second in the first group with 9 points.

The draw takes place on February 5 in Cairo, and is governed by 4 basic rules:

- The four leaders face second-placed teams.

- Two teams from the same country may face each other.

- A team cannot play against the leader of their group.

- The second leg will be played in the leader home.

Consequently, in the quarter-finals, we may see a Tunisian-Tunisian confrontation between Esperance and ES Etoile, and it was confirmed that Al-Ahly and Zamalek will not face, and they will play again outside their stadiums.

The teams Al-Ahly can face:

1- South Africa's SunDowns

2- Congolese Mazembe

3- Tunisian Esperance

The teams that Zamalek can face:

1- ES Etoile

2- South Africa's SunDowns

3- Tunisian Esperance

The draw will determine the path of each team until the final match, as no separate draw will be held before the semi-finals.

The quarter-final matches are played on February 28th and 29th. The return matches will be played on March 6 and 7.
 
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