Mouloudia Club d’Alger (MC Alger) scored a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw against Wydad Casablanca at Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Friday evening in the 2020-21 CAF Champions League quarterfinal first leg.

The result keeps the Algerian club’s hopes alive going into the second-leg in Morocco next weekend.

Wydad dominated proceedings and hit the woodwork twice in the first half itself before finally finding the opener in the 65th minute of the match. The Moroccans looked too good for the hosts but could not find the killer goal after taking the lead.

The visitors were awarded a penalty after Mohamed Ounajem was brought down inside the area and Yahya Jabrane stepped up to give the two-time African champions a deserved lead and valuable away goal, but they were made to rue their missed chances they created before the break.



Miloud Rebiai headed home the equaliser in the 83rd minute of the match to give the Green and Red a fighting chance when they travel to Casablanca next week.

The return fixture will be played at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca on the 22nd of May and the aggregate winner will mostly face Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinals after the South Africans put 4 goals past the Tanzanian champions Simba SC in the first leg.