CAF Champions League: A closer look at the 8 teams left fighting for the title

Saturday, 10 April saw the conclusion of the group stage of the 2020/21 CAF Champions League as some teams booked their spots in the playoffs while others missed out.

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Algerian side MC Alger and Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs were the final two sides to secure quarter-final berths, while Egyptian side – and last season’s beaten finalists – Zamalek crashed out.

MC Alger secured their quarter-final spot for the first time since 2011 after a 1-1 draw away to Group D winners Esperance de Tunis, while Kaizer Chiefs fought back twice to secure a draw in Guinea against Horoya AC.

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Zamalek, who lost to fellow Egyptians Al Ahly last season in the final, were eliminated despite an impressive 4-1 win over Teungueth at the Cairo International Stadium in their final match.

The four seeded group winners will now be drawn against the four unseeded group runners-up at the draw scheduled for Friday, 30 April.

The only proviso is that no team can face a team from their own group in the next round.

The first-leg matches will take place at the unseeded team (14-15 May) with the return legs a weekend later at the home of the seeded teams (21-22 May).

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP:

GROUP A

Winners: Simba SC

Runners-up: Al Ahly

GROUP B

Winners: Mamelodi Sundowns

Runners-up: CR Belouizdad

GROUP C

Winners: Wydad Athletic Club

Runners-up: Kaizer Chiefs

GROUP D

Winners: Esperance de Tunis

Runners-up: MC Alger

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