TP Mazembe, Al Hilal and Moghreb still have all to play for in Champions League

With one group decided, Group A nonetheless will see an exciting final matchday in the African Champions League with three clubs equal on points and vying for two places into the semi-finals.

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A three-way tie at the top has set up Group A of the African Champions League for a thrilling September climax.

Al Hilal Omdurman, TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Moghreb Tetouan of Morocco have eight points each with five of the six matchdays completed.

Hilal lead on goals scored and Mazembe are second on goal difference as the three clubs seek top-two finishes and passports to the semi-finals.

Four-time title-holders Mazembe host Tetouan and twice runners-up Hilal visit out-of-contention Smouha of Egypt in the final round.

Mudather Al Tahir scored after seven minutes at the weekend to give Hilal a 1-0 victory over visiting Mazembe in a must-win match for the Sudanese outfit.

Spaniard Jesus Rodriquez Tato and Abdeladin Khadrouf, from a penalty, scored as Tetouan overcame Smouha 2-1 in northern Morocco.

But Moghreb suffered anxiety during the closing stages after Amr El Monoufy halved the deficit 13 minutes from time.

Both results were predictable as Hilal are virtually invincible at home with 13 victories and three draws in 18 group games.

Mazembe are the third most successful Champions League club after Al Ahly and Zamalek of Egypt, but they struggle away, winning just five of 24 mini-league matches.

Group debutants Tetouan boast an unbeaten three-game home record and Smouha have lost all three away last-eight mini-league matches in the premier African Football Confederation (CAF) club competition.

Group B has been settled with USM Alger sealing first place by whipping fellow Algerians and defending champions ES Setif 3-0 in Algiers.

Al Merrikh of Sudan, who will advance to the semi-finals as runners-up, came from two goals behind to triumph 3-2 at pointless MC El Eulma of Algeria.

CAF Champions League winners pocket $1.5 million (Dh5.5m) and secure a place at the 2015 Fifa Club World Cup in Japan.

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