The Red Devils had a dream start to the encounter as they were awarded a controversial penalty early in the game for an alleged handball inside the box.
Amr El-Sulya stepped up to take the spot-kick and converted successfully to give the home side the lead in the 13th minute of the game.
The first leg tie in Egypt last week ended in a 2-1 win for the then-hosts. Al Ahly have been in good touch in the Egyptian Premier League and have just one loss to their name this season.
No goals were scored in the second half meaning Al-Ahly take a 2-1 lead into the second leg in Casablanca. Centre-back Marouane Hadhoudi did receive a red card in the 59th minute and will unavailable for Raja in the match at home.
Al-Ahly looks to extend its lead in titles in the CAF Champions League as the club currently has 10 with the second-winningest club, Zamalek, also from Egypt, having five. Raja Casablanca has won the tournament three times itself.
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