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October 18, 2009

TP Mazembe reached the Champions League final for the 5th time on Sunday despite loosing 0-2 to Al-Hilal of Sudan at home in Lubumbashi.

Al Hilal came into the game determined to redress their 5-2 loss in the first leg in Omdurman. They needed to win by a margin of 4-0 to advance to the final.

Al Hilal’s Zimbabwean striker Edward Sadomba scored a goal at the 25th minute and followed with another seven minutes later.

Mazembe did not play well for a team that was expected to win at home as they had done in the tournament this year before today’s game.

The Crows will face Heartland of Nigeria in the final. The first leg will be played on the weekend of 31 October – 1 November  in Nigeria and the second leg a week later in Lubumbashi.

TP Mazembe Englebert reached the CAF Champions League finals a record four consecutive years from 1967 to 1970. They won in 1967 and successfully defended the following year.