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Mamelodi Sundowns v Al Ahly

Mamelodi Sundowns have the proverbial 'mountain to climb' when they take on Al Ahly in the second leg of the Caf Champions League quarterfinal at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

Masandawana went down 2-0 in the first leg in Cairo last week and know they have to strike three times if they are to progress to the last four of t he continental tournament.

The home side, especially the attacking players, will need to be on top of their game of they are to break down a stubborn Al Ahly defence.

At the same time it will be imperative for the South African champions to also keep their wits about them in defence as a clean sheet is non-negotiable if they want to reach the semifinals.

Sundowns could potentially have a psychological advantage going into the contest as they beat the same opponents 5-0 in Tshwane last season.

The overall winner of the tie advances to face either Wydad Casablanca or Etoile du Sahel in the semifinals.

Gambian referee Bakary Gassama will take charge of the game in Tshwane on Saturday that is scheduled to kickoff at 3pm.