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RELIVE: Egypt vs Ghana – 2017 Africa Cup of Nations


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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.

READ: KingFut’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guide

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.

Read: How Egypt can qualify for the knockout rounds

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.

Live Commentary

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.


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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