2011 CAF Champions League Final

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2011 CAF Champions League Final
Event 2011 CAF Champions League
First leg
Date 6 November 2011
Venue Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Referee Neant Alioum (Cameroon)
Weather Cloudy
15 °C (59 °F)
Second Leg
Date 12 November 2011
Venue Stade 14 January, Radès
Referee Noumandiez Doue (Côte d'Ivoire)
Weather Partly Cloudy
16 °C (61 °F)
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The 2011 CAF Champions League Final was the final of the 2011 CAF Champions League, the 47th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 15th edition under the current CAF Champions League format.

The final was played between Wydad Casablanca from Morocco and Espérance ST from Tunisia.[1][2] After a goal-less first leg,[3] Espérance ST won the second leg 1–0 to win their second African title (the first being the 1994 African Cup of Champions Clubs).[4] The win saw Espérance ST complete the Treble, and as a result, Espérance ST qualified to enter the quarterfinals of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup as the CAF representative, as well as participate in the 2012 CAF Super Cup against the winner of the 2011 CAF Confederation Cup.

Road to final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 CAF Champions League.
Morocco Wydad Casablanca Round Tunisia Espérance ST
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying rounds Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Ghana Aduana Stars 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Preliminary round bye
Nigeria Kano Pillars 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round Benin ASPAC 5–2 5–0 (H) 0–2 (A)
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1–2* 1–0 (H) 0–2 (A) Second round Senegal Diaraf 6–0 5–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
Tanzania Simba 3–0 Special play-off*
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Egypt Al-Ahly 3–3 (A) Matchday 1 Algeria MC Alger 1–1 (A)
Algeria MC Alger 4–0 (H) Matchday 2 Egypt Al-Ahly 1–0 (H)
Tunisia Espérance ST 2–2 (H) Matchday 3 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2–2 (A)
Tunisia Espérance ST 0–0 (A) Matchday 4 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 0–0 (H)
Egypt Al-Ahly 1–1 (H) Matchday 5 Algeria MC Alger 4–0 (H)
Algeria MC Alger 1–3 (A) Matchday 6 Egypt Al-Ahly 1–1 (A)
Group B runner-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Espérance ST 6 2 4 0 9 4 +5 10
Morocco Wydad Casablanca 6 1 4 1 11 9 +2 7
Egypt Al-Ahly 6 1 4 1 7 6 +1 7
Algeria MC Alger 6 1 2 3 4 12 −8 5
Final standings Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Espérance ST 6 2 4 0 9 4 +5 10
Morocco Wydad Casablanca 6 1 4 1 11 9 +2 7
Egypt Al-Ahly 6 1 4 1 7 6 +1 7
Algeria MC Alger 6 1 2 3 4 12 −8 5
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knock-out stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Nigeria Enyimba 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Semifinals Sudan Al-Hilal 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H)

* TP Mazembe won 2–1 on aggregate, but were later disqualified for fielding an ineligible player in the first round. As a result, Wydad Casablanca played against Tanzanian side Simba, which lost to TP Mazembe in the first round, in a play-off for a place in the group stage.

Rules[edit]

The final was decided over two legs, with aggregate goals used to determine the winner. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule would have been applied, and if still level, the tie would have proceeded directly to a penalty shootout (no extra time is played).[5]

Match details[edit]

First Leg[edit]

6 November 2011
20:00 UTC±00:00
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 0 – 0 Tunisia Espérance ST
Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 70,000[6]
Referee: Neant Alioum (Cameroon)[7]

Second Leg[edit]

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