Al Ahly's CAF Champions League hopes are in jeopardy after a goalkeeping blunder from Sherif Ekramy allowed ES Tunis to score their second goal in a 2-2 quarter-final first-leg draw at Borg El Arab Stadium.
Abdallah El-Said opened the scoring for the home side from the penalty spot in the 10th minute, but Al Ahly left Yassine Khenissi unmarked at a corner 10 minutes later and he equalised from close range at the far post.
Three minutes after half-time, the problems mounted for the hosts when Ghilane Chaalali sent a free-kick looping towards goal from long range and Ekramy allowed the ball to slip through his hands and into the net to make it 2-1.
Walid Azaro spared Ekramy the ignominy of being responsible for a defeat when he latched onto the rebound from Saleh Gomaa's free-kick and drilled the ball home to ensure the tie is all square going into the second leg.
نهاية المباراةSeptember 16, 2017
Meanwhile, USM Alger have their sights on the semi-finals after a 1-1 quarter-final first-leg draw away at Ferroviario Beira.
Oussama Darfalou scored a sensational opening goal – his 10th in his last 12 matches – when he turned two defenders on the edge of the penalty area and buried a shot into the far corner of the net from an angle after 63 minutes.
With one minute left before the visitors claimed a precious away win, Beira's Fabrice Kanda headed an equaliser to set up a tense second leg.
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