Holders Al Ahly remain on course for an unprecedented third straight African Champions League title after a resounding 4-0 home win over 10-man Entente Setif of Algeria in yesterday’s semi-final, first leg.
Percy Tau scored twice and provided assists for both Taher Mohamed Taher and Mohamed Sherif as the home side put in a dominant performance against Setif, who had Amir Karaoui sent off after just 34 minutes.
Egyptian side Al Ahly are looking to reinforce their dominance of the competition after winning the last two editions of the Champions League.
They will play the second leg away in Algiers next Saturday.
Earlier, Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca took a giant stride towards a place in this season’s final as they beat hosts Petro Atletico of Angola 3-1 in their semi-final, first leg in Luanda.
An own goal from Petro’s Brazilian skipper Tiago Azulao and a stunning long-range strike by Wydad captain Yahya Jabrane saw the visitors lead 2-0 at halftime.
The second leg will be played in Casablanca next Friday.