The Crows conceded a narrow 1-0 loss to holders Esperance of Tunis on Saturday, but that was all the home team needed to advance after a scoreless draw in the first leg in Lubumbashi.
The second leg match between Tunisia’s Esperance and DR Congo’s Mazembe in two weeks in Tunis will be a 50/50 affair. That is the assessment of Esperance coach Nabil Maloul after his side held Mazembe to a goalless draw in the first leg of the Orange CAF Champions League semifinals played in Lubumbashi on Sunday.
DR Congo’s TP Mazembe faced a stifling defense from holders Esperance of Tunis in the first leg of their CAF Champions League semifinals on Sunday.
TP Mazembe chairman Moise Katumbi says they are “pleased” to face holders Esperance of Tunis in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League this year.
TP Mazembe have reached the group stage of the Champions League for the sixth consecutive time. The Crows drew 1-1 against Al Merreikh of Sudan in Omdurman on Saturday. They advance 3-1 on aggregate after winning 2-0 in the first leg in Lubumbashi.
TP Mazembe have reached the CAF Champions league finals after drawing 0-0 with JS Kabylie at the November 1st, 1954 stadium in Tizi Ouzou. The defending champions advance thanks to their 3-1 win at the Stade de la Kenya in Lubumbashi on October 3rd in the first leg of the semi-finals.
TP Mazembe have defeated Heartland of Nigeria 1-0 in Lubumbashi to win the Africa Champions League.
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.
TP Mazembe have positioned themselves as the favorites to reach the final of the CAF Champions League by beating Al Hilal of Sudan 5-2 in Omdurman on Sunday in the first leg of the semi-finals.