"Auckland were tough opponents: they’re a very well-organised and disciplined team. We started the match well and took the lead but then conceded an equaliser after making a catastrophic error. Luckily, we were rewarded with the winning goal in injury time. I’d like to thank the fans for supporting us magnificently for the entire match. I’m happy with the win and pleased for my team. We’ll go into the next match with the same commitment and desire to win and give our all, but we’ve got to eliminate the sort of little mistakes we made today,” Faouzi Benzarti, Raja Casablanca coach.

"It was a close match, but unfortunately it ended with a bitter result for us. Although Raja had greater possession, we had our chances too. I’m very proud of my lads. Although we lost we came very close. We showed we can hold our own at this level: that’s a massive step forward for us. The atmosphere inside the stadium was fantastic, that’s what makes football so special. It was a great experience for us. We want to continue developing and growing as a team, and these kind of experiences will definitely help my young players,” Ramon Tribulietx, Auckland City coach.