Esperance reach final again
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Esperance of Tunisia qualified for a second consecutive CAF Champions League final by defeating Sudanese visitors Al-Hilal 2-0.

The victory completed a 3-0 aggregate success for the 'Blood and Gold', who won the competition in 1994 and have been losing finalists three times since.

Esperance took the lead seven minutes into the second half through Youssef Msakni and Wajdi Bouazza added a second in the final minute.

Msakni grabbed the lone goal of the first leg in Omdurman two weeks ago and has now struck five in the competition this season, two less than leading scorer Edward Sadomba from Hilal.

Defeat was particularly bitter for the Sudanese side, who axed Serb coach Milutin Sredojevic after the first-leg loss, as they were failing at the penultimate stage for the third time within five years.

Esperance will discover their final opponents tomorrow when Wydad Casablanca of Morocco defend a 1-0 lead away to Enyimba of Nigeria in a clash of former champions.