RELIVE: Egypt vs Ghana – 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
KingFut covers the live action as Egypt take on Ghana in their final Group D game in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Record seven-time African champions need at least a point in their match at Stade de Port-Gentil on Wednesday to book a place at the knockout stage alongside Ghana, who had already advanced after beating Mali and Uganda.
Ghana currently lead Group D on six points, two ahead of the Pharaohs, while Mali sit third with one point.
A draw would guarantee Egypt a second-place finish regardless of the result of the other Group D match between Mali and already eliminated Uganda, while a win would allow Egypt to qualify for the quarter-finals as group winners.
Losing against the Black Stars would mean that the Pharaohs’ fate will be determined by the result of the other Group D clash. They will need Uganda to force Mali to drop points to qualify as the group’s runners-up.
Egypt XI: Hadary; Elmohamady, Hegazy, Gabr, Fathi; Elneny, Hamed; Salah, El-Said, Trezeguet; Mohsen
Ghana XI: Brimah, Yiadom, Afful, Mensah, Boye, Amartey, Agyemang-Badu, A. Ayew, Atsu, Samuel Tetteh, Gyan
FT: Egypt 1-0 Ghana. The Pharaohs qualify to the quarter-final stage on top of Group D with seven points, and will face Morocco in the next stage of the tournament.
91′ +2: Kahraba almost scores the second with his head, but the assistant raises his flag.
89′: Jordan Ayew beats Hegazy, but his shot is pushed for a corner by El-Hadary.
84′: Tekpetey sends a very powerful shot toward El-Hadary’s goal, but it goes wide.
82′: Ali Gabr comes to the rescue once again as he clears Ayew’s cross from a free kick.
80′: Boye is booked.
80′: SUB: Wakaso is Grant’s final substitute as he comes on for Badu.
79′: El-Hadary guards a long-ball from the Ghana defense for a goal kick.
77′: Tekpetey is booked, and awards Egypt a free-kick from a promising position.
75′: SUB: Amr Warda is subbed on for El-Said
74′: Trezeguet is booked by the referee.
73′: A powerful shot by Tarek Hamed from inside the box is accidentally blocked by Kahraba.
72′: SUB: Tetteh makes way for Tekpetey, who makes his AFCON debut.
71′: Hegazy clears a dangerous corner.
69′: SUB: Kahraba comes on for Mohsen.
68′: El-Hadary pushes a powerful shot from outside the box away from danger.
67′: A long ball from Afful beats the defense and falls to Atsu inside the box, but El-Hadary saves. Atsu called offside.
65′: Mensah blocks Elneny’s shot and it goes out for a corner.
62′: Ali Gabr’s last minute tackle inside the six-yard box denies Jordan Ayew an equalizer.
58′: Atsu runs through Egypt’s defense, but the ball awkwardly bounces off the ground, and is cleared by Egypt’s defense.
56′: Marwan Mohsen receives the first yellow card of the match for a rough challenge in the air.
50′: Trezeguet makes a run on the left flank, but is shrugged off the ball by Boye.
49′: First chance of the second half is a headed effort from Boye, but it goes wide.
46′: We’re back underway. Will Egypt hold on to the lead?
HT: Egypt 1-0 Ghana
44′: Elmohamady forces Jordan Ayew out of bounds and it’s a goal kick for Egypt.
42′: Trezeguet plays the ball to El-Said inside the box, who sets it up for Elneny, but the latter’s low shot is blocked by the defense.
41′: Amartey almost equalizes with header after connecting with Ayew’s cross from a free-kick.
40′: SUBSTITUTION: An injured Gyan makes way for Jordan Ayew.
39′: A mistake from Brimah leaves the ball at Mohsen’s feet with an empty net, but the latter’s shot goes over the bar.
38′: Tetteh beats his marker inside the box, but his shot is deflected for a corner.
36′: Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan leaves the pitch to receive treatment to his groin.
33′: El-Hadary punches Afful’s cross out of danger, starting a counter attack led by Trezeguet, but his pass is intercepted by the Ghana defense before it reaches Salah.
31′: Beautiful short passes between Salah, El-Said, and Elmohamady, but the latter’s cross is to far. Gyan and Ayew lead a counter attack, but El-Hadary catches the cross and gives his teammates some confidence.
30′: Essam El-Hadary receives treatment near his goal after contact with Amartey inside the box.
27′: Gyan forces Hegazy to give up a corner, it is played to the near post, but Marwan Mohsen clears it with his head.
26′: Afful crosses the ball to Christian Atsu, whose header is nowhere near target.
19′: Gyan receives the ball in the box, but can’t turn toward goal as Hegazy clears it for a throw-in.
15′: Salah and El-Said combine inside the box, but the Ghana defenders clear.
11: Salah puts power in the shot and leaves Brimah in his place.
11′: GOAAAAAALLLL! MOHAMED SALAH SCORES FROM THE FREE-KICK!
9′: Abdallah El-Said is taken down at the edge of the box. Salah and El-Said in position to take it.
8′: Salah plays it short from the corner, but his follow-up cross is too far.
8′: Ahmed Elmohamady beats his defender on the right flank, but his cross is cleared for a corner.
3′: Elneny takes the first shot of the match, but it goes over the bar. Good start by the Pharaohs.
0′: The game is underway as Ghana kick-off from the center spot.
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