Record winner Egypt can continue to rely on its most important man in the K.-O. Round of the Africa Cup: after he had transformed the decisive penalty in the secondary final against the Ivory Coast (5: 4 IE), Mohamed Salah also decided on Sunday Quarterfinals against Morocco – and may continue to hope for his first title with the pharaohs after the next force cycle.
- Morocco with Barkok – Salah’s Abstauber brings back Egypt
- Egypt’s substituteTorwart can be replaced – then Trezeguet beats
The duel in Camerun’s capital Yaoundé began with around 30 degrees Celsius with an excitement: Boufal turned a penalty to Morocco leadership (6th), after referee Maguette Ndaye the clear foul of Ashraf at Hakimi right in the penalty area (3.) Only to Var – Intervention had recognized.
Morocco with Barkok – Salah’s Abstauber brings back Egypt
The Egyptians, where replacement Torwart Abou Gabal stood in the goal, because the number 1 El-Shenawy had injured in the second round, had more of the game. But the series of attacks on Salah, Mohamed and VFB striker Marmoush was difficult to reach opportunities. Halfway dangerous spacers were no problem for keeper bono.
And so the Moroccans, where Frankfurt’s Barkok was rendered into the starting eleven, paired the penalty with a concentrated defense for guidance after a first half, which was repeatedly shaped by discussions.
For the second pass, Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz wing-firmer Trezeguet brought for the battered center-back Hegazi, and the Aston-Villa professional came to the beautiful single action of Salah equal to the compensation close, however (49.). But then Salah was on the spot: The Liverpool scorer dusted after a Marmoush corner to the 1: 1 after Bono had headed a header from Abdelmonem in front of his feet.
Egypt’s substituteTorwart can be replaced – then Trezeguet beats
In an increasingly heated duel was Egypt, now again and again powered by Salah, first on the pusher. In the 62nd minute Saiss Prevented by Grasche, that Marmoush rotates the game completely – while Abou Gabal on the counter-side aguert’s header was still on the latte (81.). The final man injured, but did not want to replace partout.
Only shortly after the beginning of the extension had the Routinian, who had turned 33 years old, and made for Sobhy, Egypt’s number 3, place. A little later, both cheered: Salah fenced on the right side successfully and put Trezeguet perfectly 2: 1 (100.). Morocco was demanded – but bite the teeth.
Without to allow a significant chance – and without the supposedly safe “empty net” goal to achieve 3: 1 (ZIZO, 120. + 2) -, Egypt brought the leadership to the goal and can in the semifinals against host cameroon on Wednesday ( 8 pm, live! At Sunday Quarterfinals) make the next step to the eighth title, the first since 2010. For Morocco, which had lost only once in the 32 international matches, the tournament is over.