A state of sadness dominated Moroccan newspapers and media after the defeat suffered by Wydad, Sunday evening, against South African Sundowns in the African League.
The Moroccan team, Wydad, won 2-0 against the South African Sundowns in the final round of the African League, which is the first edition launched by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The first leg between Wydad and Sundowns had ended with Wydad winning 2-1, thus winning the South African team its first African title since winning the African Champions League against Zamalek in the 2016 edition.
Wydad qualified for the final round after defeating Esperance of Tunisia, while Sundowns defeated Al-Ahly.
The team… Wydad excels in the African League
The newspaper focused on the beginning of the match, which witnessed a major struggle in the midfield, as each team tried to impose control in order to create the largest number of scoring opportunities, but Wydad suffered a lot.
The newspaper added that the Eastern Bahri striker continued to fight alone without the support of his teammates, so the Sundowns players took advantage of the Moroccan champion’s severe decline and then scored the first goal in the 45th minute through Peter Shalulil, amidst the astonishment of Wydad’s back line as they failed to end the first half in a draw.
She explained that in the second half, Wydad’s coach took the initiative to include Bohra and leave Hatimi, in addition to Sambo coming on instead of Al-Bahri, but the Sundowns players continued to control the course of the match.
The newspaper concluded that Sundowns knew well the path to victory after Modiba scored the second goal, amid the joy of the Sundowns fans.
Le360.. Sundowns compensates for its loss and deprives Wydad of the African League
The Moroccan website explained that Wydad was unable to maintain the gain it achieved in the first leg against Sundowns, and was defeated by two unanswered goals.
The website added that despite the defeat, Wydad will receive $3 million after finishing second in the African League, while Sundowns will earn $4 million.
The website concluded that this match was followed by Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), and Mosebi, President of CAF, along with Collina, Chairman of the Referees Committee within FIFA.
Championship… Wydad fails to win the first edition of the African League
The Moroccan website indicated that Wydad was unable to consolidate the result of the first leg, during which it succeeded in achieving victory against Sundowns, losing this evening, Sunday, by two unanswered goals.
The Moroccan website confirmed that it was expected that the testing of the pulse between the two teams would continue until the first quarter of an hour of the match, but Sundowns was significantly superior in the first half, taking advantage of the ground staff and the fans.
The site added that Sundowns did not succeed in decoding Adel Ramzi’s battalion after half an hour of the match, but before the end of the first half, Challulil opened the goals of the match to confuse the Moroccan team’s accounts.
Then Sundowns scored the second goal, taking advantage of a mistake by substitute Saif Eddine Bouhra, and the ball reached Modiba in a one-on-one position, through which he succeeded in increasing the score to 2-0.
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