Bencharki wins Zamalek first leg

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Bencharki wins Zamalek first leg

Zamalek of Egypt claimed an away victory in the first leg of his African Champions League semi-final, battant Raja Casablanca 1-0 in Morocco on Sunday night.

A first-half header by Moroccan Achraf Bencharki, former player of Raja rival Wydad, was enough to give Zamalek the victory ahead of next weekend's return leg in Egypt.

His 18th-minute goal came from an Ahmed Sayed cross who dove past Raja goalkeeper Anas Zniti.

- winners will meet Wydad Casablanca or Egyptian giant Al Ahly in next month's final.

Ahly has a 2-0 advantage over Wydad after his victory in the first leg in Casablanca on Saturday.

The semi-finals mark a return to continental club football competition in Africa for the first time since locking of Covid-19.

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