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MAS of Morocco into Confederation Cup final

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(BBC Sport) InterClube failed to reach the final of the Confederation Cup after they were beaten by MAS

Moroccan side MAS reached the final of the Confederation Cup thanks a 1-0 win over InterClube of Angola on Sunday.

Chemseddine Chtibi scored seven minutes into stoppage time to seal the victory.

MAS qualified for their first continental final on the away-goals rule after losing the first leg of the semi-final 2-1 two weeks ago in Luanda.

The result means MAS will play Club Africain of Tunisia in the final with the first-leg in mid-November.

Before that fixture, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Esperance of Tunisia will have fought over two legs for the African Champions League with Wydad hosting the first match on Sunday.

MAS are hoping to become the third Moroccan winners of the African second-tier Confederation Cup and the second in a row after outsiders FUS Rabat shocked two-time title holders CS Sfaxien of Tunisia last year.

Apart from the Sfaxien victories, Etoile Sahel also lifted the trophy, making Tunisia the most successful country in the eight-year competition with three successes ahead of Morocco (two), Ghana and Mali (one each).

Club Africain clinched their place in a final worth $660,000 to the winners despite being held 0-0 by Nigerians Sunshine Stars behind closed doors in Tunis as they took a 1-0 first-leg lead into the return game.

Spectators were barred after crowd trouble during a group match against Ivorian side Asec Mimosas with play halted for 30 minutes as smoke from flares covered the Al-Menzah Stadium pitch.

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