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Riot derby.. Esperance surpasses the African club, and a point is enough for the coronation


The Tunisian team, Esperance, was able to defeat its host Club Africain with a score of 2-1 in the Tunis derby, which was hosted by the “Hammadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium” on Sunday evening, as part of the eighth round of the coronation stage in… Tunisian League Premier League for the 2023-24 football season.

Yann Sassi opened the scoring for Esperance early in the third minute, and Rodrigo Rodriguez added the second goal in the 26th minute.

While Kingsley Edo was able to score the goal for Club Africain from a penalty kick in the 90th + 11th minute. The match was stopped more than once after bottles were thrown on the field and flames were lit, which caused blurred vision inside the stadium due to the density of smoke.

One point is enough for Esperance to win the title

Esperance, the leader of the standings, raised its score to 20 points and succeeded in overcoming its failure at the continental level, after losing the African title by losing to Al-Ahly of Egypt last Saturday in Cairo, with a score of 1-0, in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final, moving away from its closest pursuers, Al-Ittihad Monastir, by 5 points. Points two rounds before the end of the race, meaning one point is enough to win the title.

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And he continued The African Club The holder of sixth (last) place with 7 points, his results were negative, as he was going through a difficult period in the league championship after being unable since the second round to achieve victory. Its crisis deepened further after two successive losses in the last two rounds to CS Sfaxien (1-3) and US Monastir (0-4).

These results hastened the departure of coach Mounzer Al-Kabir and his replacement by the sheikh of Tunisian coaches, Faouzi Benzarti, who began his career with the team with a moral victory over the club of Al-Karbi (2-1) in the round of 16 in the Tunisian Cup competition, but he failed to achieve a victory today against Esperance in the capital derby.



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