Mansi treble gives fallen giants Zamalek dramatic win

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Nasser Mansi completed his hat-trick with the added-time victor arsenic Egyptian giants Zamalek shaded Al Merrikh of Sudan 4-3 connected Friday successful a dramatic CAF Champions League dormant rubber. 

Victory successful the last lucifer for some clubs lifted fallen African giants Zamalek 1 spot to 3rd successful Group D, but lone the apical 2 finishers beforehand to the quarter-finals. 

Leaders Esperance of Tunisia big second-placed Chabab Belouizdad of Algeria on Saturday, holding a one-point vantage up of a lucifer that volition determine who tops the last standings. 

Zamalek, whose past of 5 Champions League titles came successful 2002, got disconnected to a flying commencement with Mostafa Shalaby and Mansi scoring wrong 3 minutes. 

Ramadan Agab rapidly reduced the shortage and Al Jezoli Nouh and Brazilian Paulo Sergo scored aboriginal successful the 2nd fractional to enactment Merrikh ahead. 

Mansi levelled with a header midway done the 2nd fractional and a superb Abdallah Hassan walk acceptable him up for a 94th-minute winner. 

With small astatine stake, some sides showed a melodramatic betterment successful beforehand of extremity aft Zamalek had scored conscionable 3 times successful 5 erstwhile radical matches and Merrikh lone two. 

In different dormant rubber, Horoya of Guinea enactment a seven-goal drubbing by Simba of Tanzania successful their erstwhile Group C lucifer down them to decision Vipers of Uganda 2-0 successful neutral Bamako. 

Yakhouba Barry took vantage of a handling lapse by goalkeeper Jack Komakech to back-heel the Conakry outfit into an aboriginal pb and an added-time extremity from Sory Traore sealed 3rd place. 

The lucifer was staged successful the Malian superior due to the fact that Horoya bash not person an international-standard stadium. 

Six fixtures connected Saturday volition implicit the radical signifier of the premier African nine contention with Egypt's Al Ahly and Al Hilal of Sudan battling successful Cairo for the past quarter-final spot

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