CR Belouizdad had a bit of a challenge with the arrival of MC Oran but Le Chabab had no issues dispatching the visitors on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory behind the excellent form of striker Karim Aribi. The giant former Nîmes and Étoile du Sahel marksman was not too prolific last season upon returning to his former club in January but tallied twice against MCO to make it four goals in the opening three matches of the 2022-23 Ligue 1 campaign for CRB. Aribi converted from the penalty spot in the 14th minute before calmly finishing into the top corner from a cross just before halftime.
In the other match on Tuesday, USM Alger continued to show why a tough defense is a valuable thing to have in Algerian football in a 1-0 victory at home over JS Kabylie. USMA have won all three of their matches this season 1-0 and are keeping the pace with CRB. A crashing long range strike from former Espérance ST attacker Abderrahmane Meziane made the difference in the 72nd minute and 2020-21 CAF Confederation Cup runners-up JS Kabylie have now done the opposite of USMA with 1-0 defeats in all three of their games so far this season.
Video of Aribi’s goals in CRB’s win are below followed by highlights from USMA’s victory.