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Violence rocks Zamalek match against Club Africain

Zamalek fans invade pitch
Zamalek fans invaded the pitch and attacked players of Club African and officials in Cairo

Holders TP Mazembe reached the third round of the Champions League after beating Simba of Tanzania 3-2 on Sunday.

Striker Alain Kaluyituka scored twice in the game Dar-es-Salam for the DR Congo side to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

Zambian international Given Singuluma put the reigning champions in the lead on 17 minutes after heading in a corner.

Simba rallied and drew level in the 58th minute through Shija Mkina but Kaluyituka restored the visitors' lead six minutes later.

Mbwana Samata brought Simba back on level terms one minute later before Kaluyituka sealed the win with a 73rd minute strike.

Zambian giants Zesco United also secured their place in the third round on Sunday when beating Swaziland side Young Buffaloes 2-0 in Manzini.

Goals from striker Kangwa Chileshe and midfielder Luputa Alfred helped the visitors to seal the 7-0 aggregate victory.

Elsewhere, Wydad Casablanca held ten-man Kano Pillars of Nigeria to a 0-0 draw on Kano to advance 2-0 on aggregate.

The home side had Hillary Chukwu sent off after just 20 minutes but the visitors could not use their numerical advantage to win the game.

They still managed to progress to the third round after winning the first leg 2-0 on Casablanca two weeks ago.

Nigeria is still represented in the third round as Enyimba came from a goal down to beat Union Sportive de Bitam of Gabon 2-1 on Sunday.

The former champions advance on a 2-1 aggregate after the first leg ended goalless two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the second round, second-leg match between Zamalek of Egypt and Tunisia's Club Africain was abandoned in Cairo on Saturday after the home fans invaded the pitch and attacked players and officials.

Five players of the visiting side were injured and two of them were hospitalised following the attack.

Striker Aymen Soltanisuffered head injuries while goalkeeper Wissem Ben Yahya was injured in the face.

The incident forced the abandonment of the second round, second leg game.

A mob of angry supporters invaded the pitch three minutes into injury time after the referee waived off a Zamalek goal for offside.

Zamalek were 2-1 up at the time after losing the away leg 4-2.

The match was abandoned after the referee failed to return to the pitch after he was also attacked.

Meanwhile the other Egyptian side in the competition Al Ahly edged through 2-1 on aggregate against SuperSport United despite losing 1-0 in South Africa on Saturday.

Ahly, winners of the Champions League a record six times, fell to a superb first-half Jabu Maluleke goal off a free kick.

Dipsy Selolwane hit an Ahly post before the goal as SuperSport lived up to a pre-match boast that they would not fear the mighty Red Devils with a superb passing game and the visitors never troubled goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez.

Three-time champions Raja Casablanca of Morocco secured their last-16 place thanks to their 1-0 win over Stade Malien of Mali on Saturday in Casablanca.

The Greens advanced on away goals rule after a 2-2 tie on both legs.

Senegal striker Mamadou Baila Traore scored the vital goal on 40 minutes to seal their advance to the next round.

Angola's Interclube beat Al Merreikh of Sudan on penalties after the two sides were locked at 2-2 on aggregate.

The Angolan side won the second round second leg tie 2-0 at home and force the game to a penalty shoot out which the hosts eventually won 3-2.

There was better news for another Sudanese side over Angolan opponents as Al Hilal beat Recreativo Caala 4-1 on aggregate.

Caala managed to hold Al Hilal to a 1-1 draw in Angola but it was not enough after losing the first leg of the tie 3-0 in Sudan.



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