After a lively match, Mohamed Salah and Egypt managed to secure their place in the quarter-finals can 2021 by defeating Morocco (2-1) Sunday in Yaounde.
The story repeats itself. As happened in Gabon in 2017, Egypt eliminated Morocco in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The Pharaohs beat the Atlas Lions (2-1) on Sunday at OmniSports Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, after losing 0-1 after just 7 minutes of play.
Once again the Egyptian hero is named Mohamed Salah. Indeed, the winning penalty kick against a big team from Côte d’Ivoire in the round of 16 of this canThe Liverpool striker is the one who will change everything against Morocco. Thanks to their leader, the pharaohs managed to overthrow the lions who entered this Arab derby well.
While Egypt was one goal behind after Sufian Boufal’s opening goal from a penalty kick (7 .).e), Salah tied the two teams very early in the second half (53 .).e), playing the shallow fox. If the Atlas Lions, led by Vahid Halilhodzic, tried to respond after this draw, with a special header from Nayef Ajurd that was pushed back by the Egyptian goalkeeper Gabasky, then it was Mohamed Salah who made the difference again. From a perfect cross at the entrance to the Moroccan surface, the 10-seeded Egyptian found Trezeguet for the winning goal (2-1, 100).e). Morocco will try everything to get back to the score, the dice are thrown. Accordingly, Egypt will face Cameroon next Thursday in the semi-finals.