Your star makes fans dream about the title: Thanks to Mohamed Salah, Egypt made it perfect for the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Liverpool’s top scorer, second in the England table, scored the decisive kick from a penalty shootout in the round of 16 of the league duel against Ivory Coast. After regular time and extra time, the score was 0-0 at Jaboma Stadium in Douala. As for Ivory Coast, only Man United defender Eric Bailly was the only one to miss from the penalty spot. Gbaski, who replaced the injured regular goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy in the 88th minute, saved the penalty.
Later in the evening, Mali’s duel against Equatorial Guinea also ended on penalties, with second partner Mali losing 5-6 (0-0). After the first five shooters it was 3:3, so it kept going. When Mali’s eighth shooter, Valai Sako, failed, the sensation was complete.
Egypt and Salah now meet with Morocco in the quarter-finals of the competition. The Moroccans won their 16th round against Malawi 2-1 on Tuesday. The duel will take place next Sunday (5 pm). All games will be broadcast by broadcast provider Sportdigital via dazn Transfer. In the other quarter-finals, hosts Cameroon and Gambia as well as Burkina Faso and Tunisia face each other. Senegal plays against Equatorial Guinea.
Initially, Egypt underperformed in the first round: eleven teams lost 1-0 to Nigeria initially, while Egypt narrowly beat Guinea-Bissau and Sudan and reached the Round of 16. second in the table. Salah has only one goal so far. Egypt needs to be in better shape especially in order to qualify for the most important World Cup at the end of March. In the crucial Qatar Ticket playoff, Salah and Co. meet Senegal.
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