CAF CL: TP Mazembe secure q-final ticket after crushing Pyramid

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Former champions TP Mazembe secured their place in the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League thanks to their 3-0 win over Pyramids of Egypt.

The match, held in Lubumbashi, saw Mazembe seal the decisive victory with goals from Joel Beya Glody Likonza and Patient Mwamba sealing the win. With this triumph, the DR Congo club surged to second place in Group A with 10 points, securing their berth in the quarter-finals.

In contrast, Pyramids bid farewell to any hopes of advancing with four points, having one remaining match against Nouadhibou, the Mauritanian champions. Pyramids commenced the match with promise but squandered a golden opportunity early on when Mostafa Fathi’s shot was blocked by the Mazembe goalkeeper Alioune Faty.

Mazembe swiftly capitalized on their chances, with Beya converting a perfect cross from the right to open the scoring.Likonza extended the hosts’ lead just before halftime with a skillful exchange inside the penalty area. Although Mazembe netted a third goal early in the second half, it was disallowed for offside.

Pyramids pushed for a comeback, but Mazembe’s defense stood firm, thwarting Fitson Mayele’s dangerous attempt.In the dying moments of the match, substitute Mwamba capitalized on a mistake by Pyramids’ Blati Toure, sealing Mazembe’s victory with a composed finish.