RELIVE: Egypt vs Mali – 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
KingFut covers all the action as Egypt take on Mali in their first group D match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Egypt were drawn in Group D alongside Mali, Uganda and Ghana. They will be looking to get off to a strong start when they kick off their campaign against Mali at Stade de Port-Gentil at 19:00 GMT (21:00 CLT).
The record seven-time champions are making their first AFCON appearance since 2010. The Pharaohs failed to qualify for the past three tournaments after winning three in a row between 2006 and 2010.
During the Pharaohs’ absence from the African scene, the Eagles managed to get a third-place finish in the 2012 and 2013 tournaments. They failed to reach the quarter-finals in the 2015 edition.
Egypt are ranked third in Africa and 35th in the world, while Mali are 13th in Africa and 64th worldwide, according to the latest FIFA world rankings.
Check out KingFut’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guide here.
FT: Egypt 0-0 Mali.
90′: Three minutes added on. Egypt 0-0 Mali.
90′: Yellow Card for Ahmed Fathy.
90′: Yellow card for Sow for a handball inside the box.
87′: Brilliant save from Essam El-Hadary to deny Marega
80′: CLOSE! Coulibaly nearly opened the scoreline from a header inside of the 6-yard box!. Still 0-0.
78′: Substitution for Egypt: Marwan Mohsen off, Ahmed Hassan Koka on.
72′: Substitution for Mali: Lassana Coulibaly off, Sow on.
71′: Substitution for Egypt: Mohamed Salah off, Ramadan Sobhi on.
70′: Egypt 0-0 Mali.
67′: Yellow card for Mohamed Salah after he brought down Sylla.
65′: Substitution for Mali: Yatabare off, Yves Bisouma on.
60′: Trezeguet tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked.
55′: CLOSE !! Trezeguet whips in a brilliant cross to Mohsen, whose diving header is tipped away by the keeper!
54′: Cross from Moussa Marega, but Essam El-Hadary catches it
50′: Freekick in a dangerous place for Egypt, but it goes straight into the keeper’s arms.
46′: Egypt 0-0 Mali.
HT: The first half ends goalless. Egypt 0-0 Mali.
45′: Three minutes of injury-time signaled by the referee.
42′: Dangerous cross from the left for Mali, but Lassana Coulibaly can’t head the ball into the net.
40′: The game remains goalless five minutes before halftime.
34′: Elneny’s right-footed shot goes wide following a pass from Salah.
30′: We have hit the half-hour mark of this game and we are still goalless
26′: Dangerous chance for Egypt!! Mohamed Salah squares the ball for the Elneny who fails to repeat a strike similar to the one against Barcelona and misses from outside the area.
25′: Early substitution for Egypt. 45-year-old Essam ElHadary comes on to replace injured El-Shennawy.
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19′: Yatabare on the ground receiving treatment.
16′: Veteran keeper Essam El-Hadary is warming up as it seems El-Shennawy might’ve picked up an injury.
13′: Close chance for Mali!! Marega’s cross almost ends in the net but Ahmed El-Shennawy’s last-gasp save keeps the game goalless.
12′: Mohamed Elneny sends Trezeguet through on the left side but the latter was in an offside position.
10′: Sako’s cross ends in a goal-kick for Egypt. Mali 0-0 Egypt.
7′: Gabr’s tussle with Marega ends with the Mali forward going down inside the box, no penalty given by the referee.
6′: Marega in a dangerous position inside the box but curls the ball wide.
5′: Marwan Mohsen misses a dangerous chance for Egypt. Mohamed Salah’s back-heel flick, one-two between Abdallah & Mohsen but the latter’s chip is saved!
3′: Marwan Mohsen wins a freekick from Sako.
0′: Egypt’s first Africa Cup of Nations match since 2010 is underway.
Egypt XI: Ahmed El-Shennawy; Mohamed abdel-Shafy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fathi; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Mohamed Salah; Marwan Mohsen.
Mali XI: Sissoko; Hamari, Salif, Wague, O.Coulibaly; L.Coulibaly, Sylla, Yatabare, N’Diaye; Sako, Marega.
– The last time Egypt met Mali in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1994. The match ended 1-0 to Mali in Tunisia.
– Only four players from the current Egypt squad have previously participated in the AFCON, namely, Essam El-Hadary, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Elmohamady and Mohamed Abdel-Shafy.
– The Pharaohs’ opening goals in their last three Africa Cup of Nations have been scored by Ahmed Hossam Mido in 2006, Hosni Abd-Rabo in 2008 and Emad Meteb in 2010.
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