Sundowns thrash Zamalek in CAF Champions League final first leg

Masandwana beat the Egyptian giants 3-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane celebrates after his team won against Egypt's Zamalek, at the CAF final at the Lucas Moripe Stadium near Pretoria on 15 October 2016. Picture: Sundowns Twitter: @Masandawana

JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns emerge victorious in the hotly contested match against Egypt's Zamalek at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday.

Sundowns won by 3-0 against Zamalek in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final.

Anthony Blasts conceded the first goal for the local team just over 30 minutes from the starting whistle, and that was followed by a second from Tebogo Langerman minutes before half-time.

Masandawana and the Egyptian giants are facing off to be crowned African club champions for 2015/2016.

The second leg will be played in Alexandria, Egypt, on 21 October 2016.

Sundowns have beaten Zamalek twice already in this year's tournament.

The Pretoria team is bidding to join Orlando Pirates, which one South Africa's only Championship League title in 1995.