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CAFCL REPORT: Hearts of Oak evicted after humiliating defeat against WAC in Cassablanca Featured

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Ghanaian champions Accra Hearts of Oak have been sent packing out of the CAF Champions League after getting annihilated by Morrocan heavyweights Wydad Athletic Club by an emphatic 6-1 at the Mohammed V Stadium

Coach Samuel Boadu made just a change in his team that won the first leg bringing on Caleb Amankwah for Frederick Ansah Botchway and also dropped injured Raddy Ovouka.

On the other hand, Wydad AC head coach Walid Regragui had all his key men in the team after resting five of them in their league game last Thursday against Olympic de Safi.
The host with the kick-off but a high pressing from Kofi Kordzi nearly caused a scare at their back after dispossessing a pass but was penalised for a foul in the process.
Wydad Athletic Club astonishingly broke the deadlock of the game after just two minutes kind courtesy Tanzanian international Simon Msuva who connected El Amoudi's cross from the right.
On the 6th minute, the Emperors on target again after marksman Ayman El Hassouni converted a spectacular ground free kick to make it 2-0 for the home team.
The Moroccans broke again in search for the third but a timely clearance from Mohammed Alhassan saved the situation.
The Hearts of Oak players really struggled in the opening 15 minutes of the game as they can't even swing six passes together making penetration through the WAC backline very tedious.
Centre-back Achraf Dari with a brave and powerful header from a corner kick to get their third goal of the day as they continue to run riots over the 2000 champions.
Goalkeeper Richard Attah to the rescue of the 'Phobians' who nearly conceded their fourth but he pulled a spectacular double saves to stop Simon Msuva on the 33rd minute.
Penalty awarded to Wydad AC on the 37th minute. Skipper Yahya Jabrane converted neatly to make it 4-0 in favour of the host.
Back from recess, the WACs continued with their pressure which gets them their fifth goal in the game through right back El Amoud.
Astonishingly the scoreline was extended to 6-0 on the 60th minute after Tanzanian international Simon Msuva slotted calmly into the buttom corner to complete his brace.
Hearts of Oak with an opportunity but Daniel Afriyie Barnieh had his long range strike missed the poles by miles. They are still yet to produce an on target shot in the game.
The Rainbow Club will serge on an attack again on the 75th minute, ball falls on Kofi Kordzi just behind the edge of the box but skies over the crossbar for a goal-kick.
Finally, Hearts of Oak have pulled one back on the 83rd minute. Patrick Razak with a quick finish after receiving a decent pass from substitute Frederick Ansah Botchway.
It finished 6-1 for Wydad Athletic Club in the end. They have advanced into the money zone of the competition whiles Hearts of Oak drop into the CAF Confederations Cup.
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