Two first-leg draws in the CAF Champions League semi-finals a fortnight ago leave both contests on a knife's edge, with plenty of drama in the run-up off the pitch as well.
North African powerhouses Esperance and Al Ahly are hosting delicately balanced last-four contests in the CAF Champions League this weekend with a spot in the continental final at stake.
FIFA.com meets Esperance's remarkable coach Nabil Maaloul, who led the side he used to play for to an amazing treble this year and is now fully focused on the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.
The scorer of the goal that won the CAF Champions League for Esperance last month, Harrison Afful tells FIFA.com about his stunning strike and looks ahead to the FIFA Club World Cup.
The eyes of the footballing world turn to Japan this week for the start of the FIFA Club World Cup. The intercontinental showdown boasts another exceptional starting field this year.
The likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Humberto Suazo are among the high-profile players named in the final squads for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011.