Orange Champions League: St. George eliminated on away goal rule

Adane GirmaBahir Dar, EthiopiaEthiopian Premier League champions St. George FC has been eliminated from the Orange Champions League competition on away goal rule.

After losing 1-0 to Mc El Eulma in the first leg match a couple weeks ago, the Horsemen won the return match 2-1 here today. Although the aggregate score was 2-2, the Algerians advanced on away goal rule.

Behailu Assefa opened the score for St. George in the 39th minute and Adane Girma added a second in the 68th but the Algerians got one back two minutes later through Ombingo.

Today’s match was attended by more than 50,000 spectators, setting a new record for Ethiopian soccer.