Al Hilal earned revenge over their Sudanese rivals Al Merrikh beating them by a solitary goal at their home stadium in Omdurman on Friday evening in the return leg of their TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Group A match.
Yasir Mozamil Mohamed scored the solitary goal six minutes from time to hand Hilal the victory, in a match that Merrikh had to finish with 10 men after Emad Ali was sent off for a second bookable offense.
The victory now takes Hilal above Merrikh in Group A as they now sit on four points from four matches at third while their rivals drop to bottom, also with the same number of points.
Hilal dominated the game and more so the opening half of the game, but couldn’t get a breakthrough.
They were almost caught out twice, first when Hamza Dawoud missed the target and Nigerian import Tony Edjomariegwe also came close but couldn’t punish the misfiring home side.
After surviving the two sacers, Hilal forward Ibrahim Mustapha also twice came close but couldn’t beat the Merrikh keeper.
In the second half, they were handed a massive advantage when Emad was sent off just seven minutes after the restart for a second yellow card, having been booked early in the second minute.
They piled the pressure on Merrikh and finally found the breakthrough with seven minutes left to hand themselves some hope of making the quarter finals.
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