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Angola's Petro Atletico into quarter-finals after Al Hilal draw

Angola’s Petro Atletico reach quarter-finals after Al Hilal draw

Angolan team Petro Atletico secured their place in the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Sudanese side Al Hilal in their penultimate Group C match on Friday. 

The game was played in Benghazi, where Hilal are hosting their home matches.

The result means that the Angolan champions advance to the last eight of the competition, having established an insurmountable lead at the top of their group. 

Petro knew they only needed one point to qualify, and they produced a disciplined defensive performance to earn the points they required. Al Hilal possessed the ball for most of the game and had more opportunities, but Petro goalkeeper Hugo Marques made several crucial saves to keep a clean sheet. 

They extended their unbeaten run to four games and secured their spot in the top two of Group C with nine points. 

Al Hilal and Esperance will compete for the other qualifying spot behind Petro.

IN GROUP B – Simba secured a goalless draw against ASEC Mimosa, elevating their position to the second spot with six points.

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