Today, Al Ahly will face Sudan's Al Hilal in the Cairo-based team's first leg in the CAF Champions League group stage. The Al-Hilal in Omdurman, Sudan, will host the match.
Although it is enlisted among the fixtures of the second round of Group B, Al-Ahly's first-round game was postponed due to the Egyptian team's participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Egyptian team qualified for the group stage after defeating the Tunisian US Monastir 1-0 in the away game, and 3-0 in the home game.
On the other hand, Al Hilal qualified for the group stage after beating the Ethiopian Saint George 2-1 in the away game, and 1-0 in the home contest.
Historically, both teams faced each other in 10 matches, and all of them were among the CAF Champions League's fixtures. Al Ahly captured the victory in 4, while, Al Hilal won 2. 4 fixtures of the 10 were settled in a draw.