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Muetaz Al Mehdi scored the winning goal in the second minute of added time as Al Ahli Tripoli beat Zanaco 3-2 at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday in a Group A clash of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.

The victory for the Libyans took them to nine points after clinching a third successive win, completing a home and away clean sweep of the Zambian side.

While Tripoli boost their hopes of making the last eight, Zanaco’s hopes have subsequently quashed as they remain bottom of the table with no point after four consecutive defeats.

The Libyans were keen to ensure they picked victory away from home and were into the lead in the 13th minute from the penalty spot, scored by Mohammed El Fakih.

But, Zanaco keen to get at least a win in the group phase fought to get back into the game and they equalized in the 35th minute through Abraham Siankombo.

The game blew into full competitive mode in the second half as each side went full throttle to seek a win. Zanaco conceded a second penalty in the 63rd minute and Tripoli made no mistake once again, El Fakih stepping up for his second of the evening.

But Zanaco kept fighting and eight minutes from time when Moses Phiri turned from provider to scorer, drawing his side level.

While Zanaco thought they had guarded a point home, they were stunned two minutes into added time when Al Mehdi scored the winner.

Source: CAF

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