RELIVE: Egypt U23 vs Argentina U23 (Tokyo Olympic Games)

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Jul 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Sunday's match between Egypt and Argentina in second matchday of Group C in the Tokyo Olympic Games

Egypt s winger Taher Mohamed Taher (C) runs with the ball past Spain s midfielder Mikel Merino (back
Egypt s winger Taher Mohamed Taher (C) runs with the ball past Spain s midfielder Mikel Merino (back) during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men s group C first round football match between Egypt and Spain at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo on July 22, 2021. AFP

Full time: Egypt 0-1 Argentina
Scorer: Facundo Medina 52

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt slump to a 1-0 loss to Argentina in their second group stage game. Thanks for following our live updates!

90' The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time. Can Egypt level at the death? 

87' Striker Rayan just fails to connect with Sobhi's resulting free kick at the far post. 

84' Egypt are awarded a penalty on the edge of the area after Ramadan Sobhi is fouled by Nehuen Perez.

83' Argentina's Belmonte receives a yellow card.

79' Argentina make a substitution. Tomas Belmonte replaces Martin Payero.

79' Egypt coach Shawky Gharib finally introduces a playmaker, with Nasser Maher replacing defender Osama Galal.

77' Egypt are moving the ball around but still struggling for openings.

71' Argentina's Payero receives a yellow card. 

68' Egypt are finding it hard to push forward and carve out openings. They need a creative midfielder to unlock Argentina's defence. 

62' Argentina make a double substitution. Agustin Urzi replaces Ezequiel Barco and Ezequiel Ponce replaces Adolfo Gaich.

61' Taher blasts a long-range shot high over. 

60' Egypt make a double substitution. Taher Mohamed Taher replaces Salah Mohsen and Ibrahim Adel replaces Ammar Hamdi. 

59' A low cross from Rayan goes begging. 

55' Egypt are pegged back in the second half. They need to up their attacking game to stand a chance of getting something from the game. 

52' Facundo Medina puts Argentina ahead! He heads a cross against the post and the ball rebounds to him again to hit a low shot home from inside the area. 

52' Goal for Argentina!

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

41' Egypt's in-form defender Mahmoud El-Wensh makes another superb sliding tackle to deny Alexis MacAllister, who was about to shoot from six yars out. 

37' Argentina striker Gaich is foiled by towering defender Ahmed Hegazy from close range. 

31' Argentina's Payero lucky to escapes a yellow card after a challenge on Ammar Hamdi. 

26' Egypt look solid at the back, but they need to better execute their breakaways! 

22' Another chance for Egypt! Sobhi once again darts down the left and lays off the ball to Rayyan, whose mis-hit shot goes wide from the edge of the area.

18' Karim El-Eraki hits a low shot wide following a fine Egypt counter attack. The Pharaohs are bolder today! 

17' Ramadan Sobhi wreaks havoc down the left! He holds off his challenger and feeds Ammar Hamdi, whose effort is blocked by the defence. 

14' A shot from Argentina's Hernan de La Fuente from the edge of the area goes over the bar.

13' What a chance for Egypt! Ramadan Sobhi almost gives them the lead after a surging run into the area. He cuts inside his marker but his shot is blocked by Ledesma. 

11' Egypt striker Ahmed Rayyan tries to pounce on a defensive mistake but Argentina's keeper Jeremías Ledesma charges out to collect the ball.

6' Egypt trying to soak up early pressure from Argentina. 

4' A powerful shot from Adolfo Gaich hits the post for Argentina's first chance of the game! 

2' Argentina push forward from the early stages.

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Osama Galal, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Karim El-Eraki, Ahmed Fatouh, Akram Tawfik, Ammar Hamdi, Salah Mohsen, Ramadan Sobhi, Ahmed Yasser Rayyan 

Argentina: Jeremías Ledesma, Hernan de La Fuente, Nehuen Perez, Facundo Medina, Claudio Bravo, Pedro de La Vega, Fausto Vera, Martin Payero, Ezequiel Barco, Adolfo Gaich, Alexis MacAllister


Egypt will be looking for their victory after conceding a draw against Spain in the opening game. Argentina want to recover from their 2-0 stunning defeat against Australia last Thursday.


Venue: Sapporo Dome

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