CR Belouizdad coach Marcos Paqueta has underlined the critical nature of the last two matches in the CAF Champions League group stage, stating that the fate of his team hinges on these upcoming encounters.
Ahead of their second game against Medeama SC at the Baba Yara Stadium, Paqueta expressed caution despite their strong start, emphasizing that assumptions about qualification based on early results should be avoided.
“I believe that the final two games in our group will determine who advances to the quarterfinals. Never assume that just because Al Ahly and CR Belouizdad won three zeros in our first games, we automatically qualify. There are still games to come and the last two games differ from the first three. It is important to be cautious, plan ahead, and put forth a lot of effort in each game,” Paqueta stated
While CR Belouizdad secured a convincing 3-0 victory in their first game against Young Africans, Paqueta remains focused on the challenges ahead and the need for careful planning and effort in each game.
Meanwhile, Medeama aims for redemption following their defeat to Al Ahly in the opening fixture.