Sundowns march into the Champions League semis

The 'Brazilians' have wiped the floor with some of Africa’s best clubs in the competition so far.

Mamelodi Sundowns' Percy Tau (L) celebrates his goal with Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane during the CAF2016 Champions league match between Zamalek and Mamelodi Sundown at Lucas Moripe Stadium on July 27, 2016 in Pretoria. Picture: AFP

Mamelodi Sundowns have earned themselves the "favourites" tag in the Caf Champions League and have surprisingly become the team to beat in the competition, thanks to some brilliant displays.

The "Brazilians" have wiped the floor with some of Africa's greatest clubs, including Egypt's phenomenal Zamalek - who they beat in consecutive matches - 2-1 in Cairo and 1-0 in Atteridgeville last night.

Before that, they saw off Nigeria's finest, Enyimba 2-1 at Lucas Moripe Stadium and with those three victories, have now booked their place in the semi-finals of the competition with one match to spare.

Sundowns top Group B, previously dubbed the group of death, and will have the pleasure of playing the return leg of the semi-final at home, making them favourites to dance their way into the final - should they make their advantage count.

As recent history would have it, coach Pitso Mosimane's men weren't meant to be at this point in the competition, after being knocked out by the Democratic Republic of Congo's AS Vita Club - but, because of cheating, Vita was booted out and in came the boys from Mamelodi, who've made the most of their lifeline.

They have also not allowed the disqualification of Algeria's E.S. Setif from the group stages (for unruliness) dampen their spirits, after beating the defending champions 2-0 in their first game.

The Premier Soccer League champions will meet either Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the last four, or Zambia's Zesco United - those two teams are still tied on seven points after four games.