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Egypt vs Morocco summary: score, goals, highlights, AFCON

Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 quarter-final football match between Egypt and Morocco at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on January 30,

Egypt vs Morocco: AFCON quarter-final, live online

Egypt-Morocco: headlines

- Trezeguet taps home for Egypt in the 100th minute

- Extra-time in Yaounde after 1-1 scoreline at 90 minutes

- Sofiane Boufal puts Morocco ahead from the spot in the 7th minute but Salah draws Egypt level in min. 53.

- Morocco have won two of the past five meetings between the sides, Egypt have one win

- AFCON title wins: Egypt 7-1 Morocco

- A semi-final berth against host nation Cameroon awaits the winners

Cheers for joining us today to witness the drama in Yaounde as Egypt march on and dream of an 8th AFCON title. Cameroon will fancy their chances and their vociferous home support with that game scheduled for Thursday of next week.

Much of today's win was down to the way the Egyptian side came out of the blocks in the second half. An inspirational half time team talk from the former Real Madrid coach ? Ironic that after the opening group game to Senegal many Egypt fans were calling for his head!

The whistle sounds and Egypt advance to the semi-final of AFCON with the Pharaohs coming from behind to beat Morocco 2-1. Carlos Quieroz's men now face Cameroon in the semi-final and Morocco must pack their bags and return home.


2 minutes of additional time as Salah is subbed. It's Egypt who are set to advance....

Egypt break with Bounou stranded but fail to steer the ball home. The Sevilla keeper remains stranded up-field

Tension in the Egyptian box as Trezeguet goes to ground in a bid to waste time

Morocco win a cheap free in a dangerous position and this could be the final throw of the dice....


Reckless shot from Soufiane Rahimi who blazes the ball way over as we enter the final minute of the 120.


Egypt playing with the ball deep inside the Morocco half as Salah sees a shot blocked. Morocco have run dry of ideas and are playing with instinct now as tiredness kicks in.


Five minutes remain in Yaounde and it looks like the end of the line for Morocco.

Subs: Tarik Tissoudali (in) - Munir El-Haddadi (out) (Morocco)

Ramadan Sobhi (in) - Mostafa Mohamed (out) (Egypt)


Sofyan Amrabat has a go from long range but the ball is high and over the Egypt crossbar. Faces of dejection on the Moroccan bench as the clock ticks down.


Frustration for Morocco as Hakimi appeals for a corner but the linesman awards a goal kick.


Egypt in no hurry to rush things now with players taking their time with throw ins and kick outs.

Final throw of the dice for Morocco with another switch prepared as the clock ticks down.


Off we go for the final time in Yaounde as Egypt start the second half of extra time.

Some very tired players on the pitch at the moment. 15 minutes stands between Egypt and a place in the semi-final against host nation Cameroon. 15 mins. for Morocco to keep their AFCON dream alive.

Poor from the PSG man as he drives over the bar and the whistle sounds to bring an end to the first period of extra time.

Mohamed Abdel Monem carded as he hauls a Morocco striker to the ground on the edge of the Egypt box. Hakimi to take

Egypt now playing with added confidence with the boost of the goal instrumental as we head towards the end of the first period of extra time.

Change for Morocco as Zakaria Aboukhlal comes on for Barkok

The 'quiet' Salah it was with the assist !


Gooooooooool. Trezeguet is on hand to tap home and advantage The Pharaohs.

Gooooooooool. Trezeguet is on hand to tap home and advantage The Pharaohs.


Bounou does well to deny Salah as he gets down well to avert the danger. Apart from find the net to tie the game, Salah has had a quiet one tonight.

Sad scenes on the Egypt with the injured Zamalek keeper in tears. He probably knows that the injury has ended his AFCON irrespective if Egypt prevail or not.

An ice-pack is immediately applied to the keepers groin as Morocco it is with the better of the extra time period.

And indeed, a change as the injured Mohamed Abou Gabal makes way for Sobhy in the Egypt goal.

Morocco enjoying the brighter start to the extra time period as Munir fires over. Certainly have the sense that the Egypt keeper is far from 100% fit.


Hakimi was also supposed to be one of the stars on show tonight, but apart from win the penalty kick, the PSG man has delivered a discreet performance.

Alaa set to come on for Egypt... Ashraf makes way

Very tough game to call at present. Egypt need to re-discover that from from the start of the second half and Morocco will look at the way they pressed for the final 15'. Anyone's game it has to be said.

That's the end of the 90 minute mark as the ref. sounds the FT whistle. 30 minutes of extra time await.....


Egypt pressing now as the clock ticks down. Morocco have offered very little since scoring and Egypt's best spell of the game was that 20 minute period post half-time when they came out very revved up. A draw is probably a fair result based on the balance of the 90 minutes.


Zamalek keeper Mohamed Abou Gabal still complaining about his groin problem but the player seems hell-bent on staying on the pitch.


Both teams do look tired. Egypt did play and additional 30 minutes in their Round of 16 clash against Ivory Coast as 5 minutes of additional time is confirmed.


The surge of Egypt pressure has abated and Morocco now look the stronger of the two teams.


Couple of minutes remain plus stoppage time .... Extra time on the cards

Changes for Morocco: Ryan Mmaee (in) - Youssef En-Nesyri (out) and Louza (in) - Selim Amallah (out)

Problems for Egypt as it looks like keeper Mohamed Abou Gabal is in trouble and will need to be subbed. A groin issue for the stopper.


A sense on inevitability that extra time is on the cards here ...

Mohamed Abou Gabal seems to have picked up a knock in making the save as Egypt warm up their sub keeper.


Morocco almost make it 2-1 as the keeper does well to palm a header from Aguerd onto the crossbar. Best chance for the men in white for some time.

Change for Egypt: Marmoush makes way for Zizo.

Ashraf clips Munir and is carded


Things getting a little tetchy now with both benches applying pressure on the fourth official with every decision. The pressure of the situation too much for some.

Hakimi and Mohamed were the two instigators and both get a card for their trouble

Ref talking to his colleagues in the VAR booth...

Things boil over with a 20 man melee now. Hakimi having to be restrained. Munir on the surface and general confusion ....

The Sevilla player to take....looks to hit the target but Mohamed Abou Gabal is well positioned and gathers.


Munir pushed ans another free for Morocco. Not a decision the men in red are happy about!


Free for Morocco, Munir to take.....the ball is cleared by Egypt and Mohamed Abdel Monem goes down after taking a blow to the face.

The ref issues a yellow card to the Egypt assistant coach

Should we reach the 90' mark with the same scoreline, then a further 30 minutes of extra-time will be played.

Boufal set to make way for Rahimi (Morocco change)


Aguerd heads over and that has been the first foray towards the Egypt goal for more than 40 minutes.


What a tackle from Morocco captain Sass as he times his intervention to perfection to deny Egypt a clear chance on goal.


We've seen little from the likes of Boufal, Munir or Hakimi since Morocco took a step back and invited Egyptian pressure. Not a lot for Egypt stopper to do all game apart from pick the ball out of his net in the 7th minute. The Atlas Lions have lacked a cuttibng edge.


Egypt really are fired up now and not happy to settle foe just one goal. Key that Morocco amend their mind-set as this is a very different Egypt to that of the first half.

Goooooool. Egypt get their reward as Salah drives he Pharaohs level with he Liverpool striker tapping home after Bounou had spilled.


It's going to be a very long half for Morocco if they are to sustain this type of intense pressure from the men in red.


Mohamed heads wide as the Pharoash lay seige to the Moroccan goal


Not sure what Quieroz said at the interval, but my word, Egypt are a different side playing with a higher level of intensity as they look for the equalizing goal.


All Egypt at the start of this second as they peg the men in white back.


Off we go, Egypt, in red start the second half.

Trezeguet comes on for Hegazi at the break.

One of these sides is 45' from a semi-final against Cameroon, the other will be packing their bags and heading home.

The teams make their way from the tunnel to the pitch and faces of intensity especially from the Egyptian players.

The whistle sounds and it's Morocco who head into the interval ahead with the Boufal penalty kick in the 7th minute the difference between the sides. Egypt have had to adopt a more positive stance, but despite their pressure, the Pharaohs have yet to really trouble Bounou in the Morocco goal.

Both these sides are involved in the final round of CAF qualification for the 2022 World Cup with Morocco set to face DR Congo and Egypt set for a clash with Senegal.


We'll have 2 minutes of added time.


Tension flares as Hegazy writes on the ground after getting clipped. One senses that all is not calm on the Egypt bench as they remonstrate with the ref. for not stopping the game.


Another corner for Egypt, but yet again easy for the Moroccan defence to deal with. This time, Bounou grabs the ball and the Egyptian initiave breaks down.


For all their possession, Morocco do look comfortable with the Pharaohs lacking the final killer ball to get past the men in white.


Egypt certainly the side with the initiative at present and Morocco looking to striker on the counter. We've seen little or nothing from Salah this afternoon.

Kamal fouled by Selim Amallah and the Moroccan defender is carded


Hakimi poised to hit.... Can lightning strike again ? The PSG man fires and drills the ball a few feet wide of the Egypt goal.


Elneny clips Munir and Morocco win a dangerous free right by the Egypt area. The Arsenal man arguing his case but deaf ears from the match official.



To be fair, since the penalty, Morocco haven't really troubled Abou Gabal in the Egypt goal as Vahid Halilhodžić's men sit a little deeper

The trumpet is very much the instrument of choice at AFCON 21!

Egypt well in the game now and have Morocco pegged back as they win another free. Marmoush takes and once again Bounou saves from a wicked strike from a man in red

Kamal carded for a 'studs up' tackle.

Egypt on top possession-wise but it's the Atlas Lions who dominate with the most important stat of all.....

Yellow cards
red cards
fouls won
fouls commited
balones disputados donde se ha perdido la posesión
recuperaciones de posesión
fueras de juego
penaltis lanzados

Better from Egypt now as Ashraf forces Bounou into action with a fine stop from the Sevilla FC keeper.


Salah gets clipped and wins a dangerous free for Egypt. Too long for a shot on target as Salah and Marmoush stand over the ball. Disappointing strike as the ball clips the wall for a corner. The corner from Salah too, which comes to nothing.


One person hoping for an Egypt win today will be Sevilla FC boss Julen Lopetegui with three key players of his on duty for Morocco in keeper Bounou, En Nesyri and Munir with all three starting for the Atlas Lions today.


Morocco buoyed by the early goal and look the stronger of the two teams at present. Very fond of the long cross field ball are the Atlas Lions looking for the pace of Hakimi and En Nesyri.

That's the first goal that Egypt have conceded during the tournament!


Ashraf claims the PSG man dived but it's a penalty for Morocco.......Gooooooooool  as Boufal tucks the ball home and sends the keeper the wrong way.

and indeed the Senegalese ref concurs and awards a spot kick for the Atlas Lions.

That looks like a spot kick from here !


Great run from Hakimi as he beats two men and gets clipped by Ashraf. No penalty according to tonight's match official Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal) who is however going to look at the VAR monitor.


Masina lucky not to be carded as he strategically pulls down an oponnent in full flight

Despite being few in number, the few Egypt and Morocco supporters are making their presence felt.


Off we go, Morocco start the action

All set in Yaounde with the pre-game protocol out of the way.... Egypt in red, Morocco in white as the players say some last minute prayers.


Egypt and Morocco fans few and far between in spartan crowd

A place against host nation Cameroon in the AFCON semi-final is on the line tonight at the Ahmedou Ahidjo Stadium. Morocco have impressed in the previous stages of the competition but Carlos Quieroz is a wily coach and will use all his managerial nous to outfox his Moroccan counterpart,.

Both managers opting for a 4-3-3 formation.

A reminder of the starting line ups should you just be joining us

Morocco will sport their white away kit today with Egypt in their traditional red.

Salah captains Egypt vs Morocco

All set!

Starting XI | Morocco

Morocco have named their starting XI for their quarter-final clash with Egypt.

Carlos Quieroz's Egypt could be without the services of 28-year-old midfielder Hamdi Fathi after the central player picked up a knock in the Round of 16 clash against Ivory Coast.

Morocco head into Sunday's game unbeaten in all but one of their last 32 games in all competitions, claiming 26 wins and five draws since they were beaten by Benin on penalties in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations back in 2019.

Haven't seen Hakimi's amazing free-kick vs. Malawi...sit back and enjoy !

Egypt are seeking their first continental title since 2010 having surprisingly fallen at the last-16 stage on home soil in 2019.

The Pharaohs, who have now progressed on all five occasions they have met the Ivory Coast in the knockout stages at the finals, reach the last eight having only scored two goals in their four matches.

Morocco, who won their only Cup of Nations in 1976, have had a horror run at the tournament since they reached the 2004 final and lost to hosts Tunisia. In six tournaments since they have only reached the quarter-finals once.

The Ahmedou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé s today's venue with the game set for a 10:00 ET/16:00 CET start.

Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of the third AFCON 2021 quarter-final as the Pharoahs of Egypt face the Atlas Lions from Morocco.


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