Kabylia secured a crucial away victory in Cameroon and the other game ended in a goalless draw in Morocco
JS Kabylie won 2-1 against Coton Sport in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup semi-final while the Pyramids held Raja Casablanca to a goalless draw in the second match.
Sunday’s result in Cameroon was the third time the Algerian side have beaten the Cottoners this season after winning back-to-back wins against the same opponent in the group stage.
Coton Sport started Sunday’s game on the front foot and they opened the scoring at Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia in the 29th minute.
Lambert Gueme Araina caught the first game after an assist from Sibiri Sanou, however, the lead did not last long as both teams entered the break tied.
Ahmed Kerroum inspired the return of Algerian visitors by equalizing in stoppage time.
After the restart, JS Kabylie continued their dominance and finally reversed the game after Pierre Etame put the ball in his own net.
The defeat has left the Cameroonian team with a tall order as they have to cancel out the away goals deficit to advance to the finals.
In Morocco, Pyramids and Raja Casablanca struggled to break the deadlock at the June 30 air defense stadium.
Earlier this year, the two teams faced off in the group stage with Raja claiming back-to-back wins, helping them take the lead in Group D while the Egyptian side finished second in the standings.
After the deadlock in Cairo, Raja Casablanca and the Pyramids will face each other again next Sunday for the return semi-final at the Mohamed V stadium.
In the other match, Coton Sport will go to the stadium on November 1, 1954 to face JS Kabylie on June 27.
The winners of the two matches will face off to succeed defending champion RS Berkane at the Friendship Stadium on July 10.