Zamalek book Cairo Derby date against rivals Al Ahly in CAF Champions league final

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Zamalek booked a place in the final of the CAF Champions league after defeating Raja Casablanca 3-1 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate, making their first final since 2016 when they lost to Mamelodi Sundowns. 

The result meant that the Egyptian club will play bitterest rivals Al Ahly in the final slated for November 27 at Borg el Arab Stadium in Alexandria. Al Ahly had already sealed a place in the final after they defeated Wydad Athletic Club 5-1 on aggregate.

After a first half that was dominated completely by Raja Casablanca but saw no goals, Raja took the lead just two minutes after the break through Ben Malango.

Ferjani Sassi drew Zamalek level in the 61st minute, before Mostafa Mohamed scored a quick brace in the 84th and 87th minutes to see Raja off.

The game ended 3-1 for Zamalek on the night and 4-1 on aggregate. Zamalek will face rivals Al Ahly in the final slated for November 27.

Zamalek will hope they can win their 6th continental trophy, whiles Al Ahly will hope they can make it 9.

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