Defending champions Al Ahly have stormed into the group stages of the Total Energies CAF Champions League after seeing off Ethiopian champions Saint George 4-0 on the night and 7-0 on aggregate.

The holders were in a class of their own, Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Mahmoud Kahraba scoring a brace each.

Having won the first leg played in Cairo last weekend, Ahly had one foot into the group stages and only needed to avoid defeat in the return tie to make it through. It took them just 10 minutes to completely take charge of the tie when Afsha broke the deadlock.

The Egyptian international scored a sublime free kick from the edge of the box, curling the ball beyond the wall leaving the keeper rooted to his spot.

They continued dominating the duel and doubled their lead in the 34th minute when Kahraba scored from the penalty spot, taking responsibility himself after he had been appended inside the box.

Five minutes later, they virtually sealed the game when Afsha completed his brace with a simple tap in unmarked inside the box off a cross from the left.

In the second half, the Ethiopian champions attempted to put in a fight and claw back into the match, but they found themselves 4-0 down after quarter of an hour, with Kahraba also adding his second with a strong header from a cross on the right.

The Egyptians now get into charge proper as they aim for a record extending 12th Champions League crown.