A Round Up of Saturday’s CAF Champions League Match Day Two Games
A round-up of the results from the group stage games of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League.
Matchday two of the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League group stage wrapped up on Saturday, January 19 with four matches across the continent.
AS Vita and Simba SC got proceedings underway in the early kick-off in Kinshasa with the DR Congo side claiming a 5-0 win.
Jean-Marc Makusu grabbed a brace, while Fabrice Ngoma converted a penalty along with Bompunga Botuli and Kupa Makwewke to complete the rout.
The result saw AS Vita belittling Simba who convincingly humbled JS Saoura 3-0 at home last week.
The other afternoon game saw ASEC Mimosas secure a 1-0 victory over visiting Lobi Stars of Nigeria in a Group A match played at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boiny in Abidjan.
Hamed Diamonde scored the only goal of the match through a penalty in the 38th minute. The win takes ASEC to second on the Group A standings with three points from two matches while Stars are third with the same points.
Lobi Stars would be hoping to shake off their defeat when they welcome Wydad Casablanca to the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on February 1.
At the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane, Mamelodi Sundowns claimed the scalp of Wydad Casablanca by winning their Group A clash 2-1.
Themba Zwane opened the scoring for Masandawana in the eighth minute with a clinical half-volley that goalkeeper Ahmed Tagnaouti was unable to keep out.
Wydad’s Mohamed Nahiri punished the Brazilians ten minutes before halftime with a scorching strike from outside the box that beat Onyango underneath the top corner of the bar, 1-1.
Zwane added his second on 65th minute when he chested down a poor clearance on the edge of the box and fired home on the half-volley.
Meanwhile, Group C favorites TP Mazembe were stunned 3-0 away by Algerian outfit CS Constantine at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui.
It was, however, not as easy as the scoreline suggests as the three goals had to come in the second half through Houcine Benayada, Nasreddine Zaalani and Sid Ali Lamri.
Both sides will be back in Champions League action on the first weekend of February, with Constantine away to Ismaily and Mazembe visiting Club Africain.