The reigning champion, which celebrated its centennial this week, restarted in the competition by winning at home 2-0 against the Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum, as part of the Match day 2 of the pool phase of the Champions League of the CAF Total 2018 2019
Sanctioned with two matches behind closed doors by the CAF for the bad behavior of its supporters last season, Esperance played in an empty El Menzah stadium.
The Blood and Gold club dominated the encounter with 64% ball possession. The man of the match is Taha Yassine Khenissi. Under a radiant sun, the Tunisian striker scored twice (24 ‘ and 65 ‘) which allows his team to temporarily take the head of this group B.
His first goal was a result of a fumbling in the visitor’s area. The Zimbabwean defense is again feverish on a corner and the elusive Khenissi deceives the goalkeeper Mahri.