They earned this final ticket by defeating Tunisian champions, Esperance of Tunis, in a thrilling penalty shootout, with a final score of 5-4, footballrover reports
The two teams had previously ended both legs of the match with an aggregate score of 1-1, with Rodrigo Rodrigues securing a lone goal for Esperance of Tunis in the 66th minute of the second half.
Sundowns hold on! They’re through to face Wydad AC in the final
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Meanwhile, after anticipating the second finalist to emerge in the encounter between Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly SC of Egypt, it was the South African side that paved their way forward.
Mamelodi Sundowns held an advantage in goal aggregate coming into this game after their first leg match in South Africa.
In the grand finale of the AFL, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa will face off against Wydad AC of Morocco.
Mamelodi Sundowns secured their place in the final with a 1-0 aggregate score after playing to a 0-0 draw against Egyptian football giants, Al Ahly FC, in the second leg of the semi-final.
It’s worth noting that Junior Mendieta of Mamelodi Sundowns received a red card from the referee in the 84th minute of the second half of the match, adding a dramatic twist to the semifinal encounter.