Mamelodi Sundowns vs Al Ahly: CAF Champions League head-to-head

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Al Ahly: CAF Champions League head-to-head

Mamelodi Sundowns welcome Al Ahly to the FNB Stadium on Saturday in what will be the two teams’ 12th meeting in the CAF Champions League.

Kick-off is at 15:00 SA time.

The Brazilians head into this encounter brimming with confidence following their 6-0 win over Mathaithai FC in the Nedbank Cup Last 16.

Al Ahly can say the same about their level of confidence going into this clash as they go on the back of a convincing 3-0 win over Pyramids in the Egyptian Premier League.

However, that will be thrown out the window when these two African giants meet, especially because there’s a lot at stake.

Sundowns are on a mission to win the CAF Champions League but Pitso Mosimane has made it his objective to win the continental crown and return to the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Tshwane giants have already pulled the unthinkable in the first leg in Egypt, beating Al Ahly 1-0 to cement their place at the top of the Group A log.

Now, who has the upper hand going into the encounter at the Calabash?

The South African takes a look at the head-to-head stats from the previous 11 CAF Champions League matches that both Sundowns and Al Ahly played.

SUNDOWNS VS AL AHLY: HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Sundowns and Al Ahly have met 11 times in the CAF Champions League since the first encounter between them in 2001.

Al Ahly recorded five wins over Sundowns from the 11 games while suffering just two defeats. The other four matches ended in draws.

The Red Devils have netted 15 times against Sundowns but they have let in 11, including five from that 5-0 humiliating defeat to the Chloorkop-based side.

Since 2001, this titanic fixture has never failed to produce goals – meaning both Al Ahly and Sundowns have never played to a goalless draw.

However, Al Ahly enjoy five clean sheets against Sundowns while the home side go into this match with just two clean sheets to their name against their Saturday’s visitors.

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