The cleaver was predictable, but the news still represents a big thunderclap. Five-time winner of the African Champions League, TP Mazembe was eliminated in the group stage following his defeat on the ground of CR Belouizdad (2-0) this Friday at? ??? occasion of the penultimate day.

Always in search of their first victory in this group, the Ravens of Lubumbashi were however the most threatening in the first period but Beya stumbled twice on the opposing goalkeeper while Tshibangu spoiled a beautiful ammunition by sliding. The Congolese suffered more and more during the second act and Sayoud, back from injury, ended up finding the fault for the Algerians by taking a head at close range a center of Gasmi (1-0, 84th). In the process, Bechou folded the business of a recovery to six meters after an incursion of Gasmi on the left side (2-0, 86th).

TPM is eliminated, while CRB will tackle the final day and the trip to South Africa against Mamelodi Sundowns, already qualified, with two points ahead of the Sudanese from Al Hilal who will go to the field of a decidedly disappointing TPM. Coach Pamphile Mihayo may not survive this sheer disappointmentâ ?? ¦

The classification: Mamelodi Sundowns 13 points (qualified), Belouizdad 6 pts, Al Hilal 4 pts, TP Mazembe 2 pts