Al-Ahly and Esperance at the summit of African champions tonight. Date, line-up and date of matches

Esperance de Tunis will host Egypt's Al Ahly in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi-finals on Friday (23:00 UAE time) at Rades Stadium.

The history of the two teams' confrontations in the African Champions League testifies to the superiority of the Egyptian team over Tunisia, as they met 18 times, Al-Ahly won nine matches, Esperance in three, and drew on six occasions.

Esperance will go into the match deprived of their fans punished for the riots committed during the team's match with JS Kabylie of Algeria in the second leg of the quarter-finals, especially since cameras spotted a fan carrying an electric saw on the stands.

The two teams are expected to field the following line-up:


Goalkeeper: Al-Sidqi Al-Dabshi.

Defenders: Mohamed Ben Ali – Mohamed Amine Ben Hamida – Mohamed Amine Togay – Yassine Meryah.

Midfielders: Foussini Coulibaly – Mohamed Ali Ben Ramadan – Saber Boughrine.

Forwards: Moataz Al-Zadam - Mohamed Ali bin Hamouda - Rashad Al-Arfaoui.

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Goalkeeper: Mohamed El Shenawy

Defense: Mohamed Hani - Mahmoud Metwally - Mohamed Abdel Moneim - Ali Maaloul

Midfielders: Hamdi Fathi - Marwan Attia - Aliou Diang

Attack: Mahmoud Abdel Moneim "Kahraba" - Hussein Shahat - Percy Tau.