The 14th Casablanca derby in the Throne Cup between the two eternal rivals Wydad and Raja, Thursday at the Larbi Zaouli stadium in Casablanca without an audience, will be the attraction of the quarter-finals of the competition (2020-2021 season).
This final before the letter will be fiercely disputed, insofar as the two protagonists will approach it with varying fortunes. If Raja de Casablanca came out empty-handed this season, Wydad is playing for a historic treble, after winning the Champions League and the Botola Pro D1 title. The Red and Whites can even claim a quadruple if they win the African Super Cup against RS Berkane.
Raja will try to minimize the damage and continue the adventure in order to hope to lift this prestigious cup for the ninth time and equal the number of coronations of the WAC.
On a cloud after his 22nd consecration in Botola, Wydad will try to take revenge after having already lost the last derby (0-2) on the 25th day.
Physical freshness will also be decisive during this meeting, given the number of matches played this season by Walid Regragui’s protégés.
In this regard, the WAC coach lined up a reorganized team on the last day against FUS Rabat in order to preserve his players for this crucial meeting, while calling on his proteges to put aside the celebrations and focus on this match.
In order to properly prepare for this quarter-final, Raja began a concentration behind closed doors in El Jadida on Monday after recovering several of their injured players, like defenders Jamal Harkas, Marouane El Hadhoudi and midfielder field Mohamed El Mekaazi.
Wydad and Raja had met 13 times in the Throne Cup. Raja had won 6 times, against 5 wins for WAC, while two matches ended in a draw.
Raja had qualified for the quarters after eliminating Raja Beni Mellal, while Wydad had ousted Chabab Mohammedia. The winner of this quarter-final will join FUS Rabat and Youssoufia Berrechid in the last four.
The other quarter-final will pit Renaissance Berkane against the Al Mansouria Association on Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation announced in a press release that the quarter-final game of the Throne Cup between Wydad and Raja de Casablanca will take place on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Larbi Zaouli stadium, without an audience, after the degradation of the lawn. of the Mohammed V sports complex in Casablanca following the celebrations of the coronation of Wydad in Botola.