Algerian champions CR Belouizdad often dominate their opponents, but Le Chabab seem to always find a way to get the result they desire thanks to strong organization and late match surges and Monday’s 2-0 win against Paradou AC provided a perfect example of their method. Two goals in the final ten minutes gave CRB their third straight Ligue Professionnelle 1 victory and made them a perfect 2 for 2 since returning to domestic action from CAF Champions League duty. We reported on the signing of
Irish-born forward Ali Reghba and the former Leicester City reserve team player created the opener when his low shot was deflected in by Paradou defender Aimen Bougerra in the 80th minute. In form forward Kheiredine Merzougui finished off the victory for CRB by doing excellently to keep his composure and finishing a breakaway in stoppage time for his 7th league goal of the season.
CRB maintain their six-point lead over MC Alger and will return to CAFCL duty this weekend with a home matchup against Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy, who they defeated 2-1 on last time out on the road in Francistown. A report on Monday’s Ligue 1 action from La Gazette du Fennec is below followed by video of the goals for CRB.
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