As an AS FAR-Wydad de Casablanca duel takes shape in the race for the title of the Moroccan football championship, the classico which will be played this Wednesday at the Mohammed V complex in Casablanca, in a late match on behalf of the 24th day of the Botola Pro D1 “Inwi”, promises to be decisive in determining the champion of Morocco, six days before the end of the 2022-2023 season.
With 50 points on the clock, the military, who have occupied the leader’s chair for several days, now only have a small point ahead of their rivals Wydadis (2nd, 49 points), while the FUS of Rabat completes the podium. with 44 points.
The two teams will play this game of great importance after experiencing mixed fortunes in African competitions last weekend.
If Wydad managed to extricate itself with difficulty from the trap set by the Tanzanians of Simba SC to qualify for the last four of the African Champions League for the 5th consecutive time, AS FAR did not experience the same come out in the quarter-finals of the CAF Cup.
Defeated 2-0 away in the first leg against USM Algiers, the Military did not manage to achieve a comeback against the Algerian team, Sunday in front of their public, being satisfied with a disappointing 3-2 victory, synonymous with painful elimination.
Galvanized by their qualification in the semi-finals of the African Champions League, the Reds wish to surf on this positive dynamic to collect the three points of victory in the Clasico and at the same time seize the place championship leader.
The defending champions from Casablanca do not want to lose such an opportunity to take control of the Botola Pro D1 against their main rival rbati in a Classico which promises to be thrilling.
Wydad will also try to take revenge after the heavy defeat (3-0) against AS FAR during the first part of the season (9th day).
For its part, AS FAR, which hopes to reconnect with the crown in Botola after 15 years of scarcity, will play this crucial match with victory in sight, to take the lead in the championship (+4 points) and put a morale blow to its direct rival, Wydad.
Despite their African misadventure, the Military, who had high hopes of going after this continental competition, are still in contention for the titles of the Throne Cup and the championship, to save their season.
Making a strong impression throughout the Botola, the Rbatis showed great mastery against the various First Division teams to stay at the top of the championship, despite great competition.
Effective offensively with 40 goals in 23 matches and solid defensively with only 15 goals conceded, AS FAR have champion statistics, but that’s without counting on Wydad Casablanca, who don’t want to let go. Still in contention on all counts, the WAC has great ambitions to end the season with great fanfare and repeat the exploits of last year.
This Classico AS FAR-Wydad, eagerly awaited by football fans, risks marking a turning point in the season, the winner having a good option of winning the crown in Botola Pro D1 “Inwi”.