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- The game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, but in the dying minutes, Zakaria Draoui emerged as the hero for Wydad, scoring a vital goal that sent the home crowd into a frenzy.
Casablanca. Former African champions, Wydad AC, finally registered their first win in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League group stage with a dramatic late victory over Simba SC on Saturday.
The Moroccan giants, desperately seeking their first points after dropping their opening two matches, faced a determined Simba side also searching for their first victory.
The game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, but in the dying minutes, Zakaria Draoui emerged as the hero for Wydad, scoring a vital goal that sent the home crowd into a frenzy.
This crucial victory keeps Wydad's hopes alive in Group B, where they now sit in third place behind leaders Asec Mimosas and Jwaneng Galaxy.
The two teams will clash again on Tuesday, December 19, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in what promises to be another thrilling encounter as both sides fight for valuable points to climb the group standings.
Meanwhile, the match between ES Tunis and Petro de Luanda in Group C ended in a goalless draw. This result sees Petro maintain their lead with seven points, while ES Tunis sit second with four points.
The next round of matches on December 19th promises exciting encounters, with Petro aiming to extend their lead against ES Tunis on home soil, and Asec Mimosas welcoming the giant-slaying Jwaneng Galaxy.
Finally, Sunday's fixture will feature a thrilling clash between Egyptian side Pyramids FC and South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns in Pretoria, marking the first-ever meeting between the two teams in the CAF Champions League.