Flashback Friday: When Sundowns trashed Al Ahly 5-0 in Champs League

Flashback Friday: When Sundowns trashed Al Ahly 5-0 in Champs League

On this Flashback Friday, Briefly.co.za takes a look at one of the most memorable CAF Champions League matches in South Africa's history. It took place in 2019 when Mamelodi Sundowns smashed five goals past Al Ahly.

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Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly are braced for battle in the CAF Champions League on Saturday.

Sundowns will need to overturn a two-goal deficit in the second leg and the Egyptians are expected to park the bus.

However, the Brazilians need look no further than their encounter last year, when they thrashed Al Ahly 5-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

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On that glorious day for Sundowns supporters, Themba Zwane gave the Brazilians the lead as early as the 14th minute.

About ten minutes later, Gaston Sirino's delightful free-kick picked out the head of Wayne Arendse, who made it 2-0.

The second half started off with a bang, as Downs were awarded a penalty. Ricardo Nascimento stepped up and duly converted.

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Tebogo Langerman soon provided his second assist of the day when he played in Sirino, to make it 4-0.

The demolition job was complete when Phakamani Mahlambi scored the fifth and in the process, handed Al Ahly their biggest ever defeat.

Briefly.co.za reported that Al Ahly arrived early for the encounter.

Many are expecting a very defensive approach, with the Egyptians known as masters of the dark arts.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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