CAF Champions League: Sundowns remain unbeaten, TP Mazembe eliminated

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TOPSHOT - This picture shows the trophy prior to the draw of the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) Champions league at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cairo on December 28, 2018. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns maintained their unbeaten run in this season’s CAF Champions League following a goalless draw away against Al-Hilal Omdurman in Sudan in their Group B clash on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: A picture of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Champions League trophy. (Photo credit MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

The draw saw the 2016 African champions, who already qualified for the knockout phase, stay top with 13 points from five games while their opponents dropped to third with four points.

The other group game saw TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo knocked out of the competition after suffering a 2-0 defeat away to CR Belouizdad.

Goals from Amir Sayoud and Yousef Bechou in the last six minutes of normal time sent the Congolese giants crashing out of the competition they have won five times.

CR Belouizdad climbed up to second place with six points while Mazembe remained bottom, without a win in five games, with just two points.

This season’s Champions League campaign has not been a kind one to Mazembe as last month they saw their 74-match unbeaten home record in African competitions come to an end with a 2-1 loss to Sundowns.

The last time Mazembe had lost a home CAF match before that was way back in October 2009, going down 2-0 to Al Hilal of Sudan in a Champions League semi-final.

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