Angola's Primeiro protest against loss in Tunisia

Wednesday October 24 2018

A fan gets on the pitch during the African

A fan gets on the pitch during the African Champions League semi-final second leg in Tunisia between Esperance and Angola's Primeiro de Agosto on October 23, 2018. The hosts beat the Angolans 4-2 and 4-3 on aggregate. PHOTO | BBC 

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There was a noisy and hostile environment at the African Champions League semi-final second leg in Tunisia as Esperance took on Primeiro de Agosto

Primeiro de Agosto coach Zoran Manojlovic was very unhappy with the conditions for his side's loss in Tunisia in the second leg of the Africa Champions League semi-final.

Hosts Esperance beat the Angolans 4-2 on Tuesday evening and 4-3 on aggregate in a noisy hostile environment at the Rades stadium.

The Tunisian team will meet Al Ahly in November's two-legged final after the Egyptians beat Algeria's Entente Setif 3-2 overall.

Bombs exploding

"It was everything but not football, many things happening off the field, bombs exploding off the field, there was an invasion of the pitch 20 came onto the field," the Serbian coach told BBC Sport after the match.

"It is a shame for me it's a shame for the organisation - it's not like football it's like a terror film.

"I'd like to see someone responsible to look at the whole game and all the conditions of the game and take a decision.

"I'd like the responsible people of the Caf or the Fifa to see the game. Because it's not the game in the national league this is the semi-final of the Champions League.

"What happened here is a shame for football."

Went ahead again

Geraldo extended Primeiro's 1-0 first leg lead after just nine minutes of the return in Tunis on Tuesday.

But hosts Esperance fought back to take a 2-1 lead into halftime, with a penalty from Youcef Belaili and a header from Mohamed Ali Yacoubi.

In the second-half The Angolans equalised on the night and went ahead again overall with a goal from Congolese forward Mongo Bokamba.

Esperance sealed their place in the final for a seventh time with goals from Haythem Jouini and Anice Badri to win 4-3 overall.

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