RELIVE: Egypt v Cote d'Ivoire (Africa Cup of Nations)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Wednesday's match between Cote d'Ivoire and Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16

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Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah (L) fights for the ball with Ivory Coast s defender Ghislain Konan (C) and Ivory Coast s defender Simon Deli (R) during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Egypt at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 26, 2022. AFP

Full time: Egypt 0-0 Cote d'Ivoire (5-4 on penalties) 
 

It's over! Egypt are through to the African Nations Cup quarters with a 5-4 shootout win over Cote d'Ivoire. Thanks for following our live updates! 

- Wilfried Zaha scores the fifth penalty for Cote d'Ivoire
- Mohamed Salah scores the fifth penalty for Egypt 

- Maxwel Cornet scores the fourth penalty for Cote d'Ivoire
- Mohamed Abdel-Moneim scores the fourth penalty for Egypt

- Eric Bailly wastes the third penalty for Cote d'Ivoire
- Omar Kamal scores the third penalty for Egypt

- Ibrahim Sangare scores the second penalty for Cote d'Ivoire
- Amr El-Sulaya scores the second penalty for Egypt

- Pepe scores the first penalty for Cote d'Ivoire
- Ahmed Zizo scores the first penalty for Egypt

The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to penalties!

120' Trezeguet is found by a cut-back from Salah but his shot on the turn is collected by the keeper. 

117' Zaha is booked by the referee for handling a cross before being involved in a heated exchange with Egypt defender Hegazi. 

116' Trezeguet runs onto another pass from Salah but, this time, his shot is blocked by Aurier. 

113' Trezeguet wastes another chance for Egypt! He is fed by Salah on the left hand side of the area but blasts his shot high over from a tight angle. 

112' Cote d'Ivoire defender Deli is booked for an aerial challenge on Salah. 

110' Cote d'Iovire pile on pressure as Egypt are pegged back. 

106' Salah tries to run behind the defence to a long ball but the impressive Bailly clears it. 

The second half of extra time is underway

The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of extra time

105' Cote d'Ivoire make a substitution. Maxwel Cornet replaces striker Haller. 

105' The Ivorians go close! Simon Deli heads just wide from a corner. 

104' Abou-Gabal produces a superb reflex save to push away a brilliant sweving shot from Sangare. 

103' Egypt are still loyal to their strategy of closing down spaces at the back and relying on breakaways. 

98' A powerful shot from Zizo stings the palm of keeper Badra Sangare. 

94' Sherif receives treatment after suffering a cut to the mouth. 

93' Another chance for Egypt! Hegazi meets a cross at the far post with a flick that finds substitute Sherif, who heads over the bar from close range. 

91' Egypt make a substitution. Striker Mohamed Sherif replaces the ineffective Mostafa Mohamed. 

91' A chance for Egypt! Trezeguet is found in space on the left hand side of the area but his cross, bound for Salah, is intercepted by Konan.

The first half of extra time is underway 

The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to extra time. 

90+2' Egypt substitute Zizo receives a yellow card. 

90' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time. 

88' Zamalek keeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal replaces the injured El-Shennawi. 

85' Egypt are so unlucky as El-Shennawi, one of tonight's standout performers, hurts his hamstring and asks to be replaced. 

84' A golden chance for the Ivorians! Wilfried Zaha ghosts past Omar Kamal to latch onto a defence-splitting pass but El-Shennawi rushes out to smother his shot. 

84' Egypt make a substitution. Zamalek's natural winger Ahmed Zizo replaces injured midfielder Hamdi Fathi. 

83' Both sides look worn out in the dying minutes as we approach extra time. 

80' Egypt's defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi picks up an injury. He could be replaced. 

78' El-Shennawi gathers another tame shot from Pepe. 

76' Mostafa Mohamed has a golden chance to release Salah but his poor pass is intercepted! 

75' El-Shennawi collects a long-range shot from Arsenal winger Pepe. 

73' Egypt waste a goal-scoring chance! Trezeguet almost scores with his first touch as he breaks clear after a neat one-two with Mostafa Mohamed but his curling right-foot effort misses the target with the goal at his mercy. 

71' Cote d'Ivoire make a double substitution. Jeremie Boga replaces Jean Michael Seri and Wilfried Zaha replaces Max Gradel.  

71' Egypt make their first substitution. Winger Mahmoud Trezeguet replaces Omar Marmoush. 

70' A chance for Cote d'Ivoire! A corner is flicked by Ibrahim Sangare to Haller, whose close-range header is superbly tipped over by the ever-reliable El-Shennawi. 

69' Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi makes a last-ditch tackle to clear the danger before a through pass reaches the lurking Haller. 

65' Egypt are still in control but the breakthrough is yet to arrive! 

63' Mostafa Mohamed wastes another chance! He collects a loose ball in the area after a Marmoush pass hits a defender but his attempted curler goes wide. 

59' Egypt just need to improve their finishing touches if they are to go ahead as they remain largely in control! 

57' Successive Egypt efforts are thwarted by the Ivorian defence. 

55' Egypt are dangerous whenever they launch a breakaway! 

53' A cross from Elneny deflects off Simon Deli and loop goalwards but the keeper pushes it away for a corner. 

52' Egypt spurn a clear-cut chance!! Salah runs onto a long ball from Elneny cuts inside from the right and finds the unmarked Amr El-Sulaya with a precise pass but the Ahly midfielder fires poorly high over when well-positioned to score. 

50' A cross from Amr El-Sulaya is cleared by the Ivorian defence. 

48' Marmoush just fails to get on the end of Salah low cross from the right. 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+1' El-Shennawi saves a tame shot from striker Sebastien Haller.

42' Salah's attempt to skip past two challengers in the area is unsuccessful. 

40' At the other end, Mostafa Mohamed exchanges passes with Elneny to jink into the area but he mis-hits his shot. 

39' Cote d'Ivoire almost go ahead! Ibrahim Sangare is found unmarked in the area after a cross from the right but El-Shennawi pulls off a fine save to claw away his bicycle kick. 

37' A cross-cum-shot from Salah is tipped over by Sangare as Egypt pile on pressure. 

36' Another chance for Egypt! Salah's defence-splitting pass finds Mostafa Mohamed, whose low shot is blocked at the near post by Sangare. 

34' Egypt are still cautious, defending doggedly and trying to hit Cote d'Ivoire on the break. 

30' Cote d'Ivoire make their first substitution. Kessie makes way for Serey Die. 

29' It seems AC Milan midfielder Kessie won't be able to carry on after sustaining an injury. 

28' El-Shennawi handles a low free-kick from Max Gradel. 

26' At the other end, a low cross from Pepe is collected by Egypt keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi. 

25' Omar Kamal sends a low shot into the hands of Sangare after a counter attack. He should have played the lurking Salah in! 

23' Egypt are unlucky not to go ahead after going very close on two occasions. 

21' Another chance for Egypt!! Mohamed Salah receives a low pass from Amr El-Sulaya on the edge of the area and his powerful left-foot volley is tipped over by Cote d'Ivoire keeper Badra Sangare. 

19' A series of intricate Ivorian passes is stopped by Egypt's defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi in the area. 

17' What a chance for Egypt!! An Ivorian pass is intercepted and Omar Marmoush lets fly from distance, with his dipping effort striking the bar. 

15' No threats at either side in the first quarter of an hour. 

13' Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed is lucky to escape a yellow card for an aerial challenge with Konan. 

10' Salah's ensuing free-kick goes straight into the hands of keeper Badra Sangare. 

9' Cote d'Ivoire's central defender Eric Bailly receives a yellow-card for a foul on striker Mostafa Mohamed. 

8' Egypt are still relying on some useless long balls! 

6' Ivorian right-back Aurier falls under the slightest of challenges from Omar Marmoush but the referee waves play on. 

5' Max Gradel cuts inside Mohamed Elneny on the left and hits a shot that is blocked by the defence. 

3' Cote d'Ivoire midfielder Franck Kessie sends a low shot wide of the post. 

2' Both sides are sending some upfield passes which are easily intercepted by the backlines. 


The match is underway 

Starting lineups:

Cote d'Ivoire: Ali Sangare - Ghislan Konan, Simon Desire Deli, Eric Baily, Sergi Aurier - Franck Kessie, Jean Michael Seri, Ibrahim Sangare - Max Gradel, Nicolas Pepe, Sebastien Haller

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi - Omar Kamal, Mohamed Abdel Moneim, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fatouh - Amr El-Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Elneny, Omar Marmoush, Mohamed Salah - Mostafa Mohamed

17:50 Players have finished their warm up and back to the dressing room.

17:30 Queiroz made one change to his usual lineup as he introduced Hamdi Fathi instead of Abdallah El Said.

16:15 They also concluded their Nations Cup group-stage campaign with a superb 3-1 win over Algeria last week to send the reigning champions packing.

16:00 Cote d'Ivoire take on Egypt on the back of an impressive run, having suffered only one loss in their last 15 matches, winning 10 times and drawing four.

15:45 "Stats are important, and they highly regarded by the press, but the players are the ones who will play tomorrow," the Portuguese told the pre-match news conference.

"We have to write our history; our past won't help us. The players are completely focused on the present and that is what matters to us."

15:40 Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz is not getting carried away though as he believes his team should do the talking on the pitch if they are to continue their bid towards a record-extending eighth Nations Cup crown.

15:00 Egypt, who produced some stuttering displays in the group stage, are boosted by the return of key left-back Ahmed Fattouh, who has been out of action since picking up an injury in the opening 1-0 loss to Nigeria.

14:15 However, Egypt keeper Essam El-Hadary, now the team's goalkeeping coach, pulled off a string of impressive saves and his team proved clinical on breakaways to claim a memorable 4-1 victory.

13:30 They also met in the semis of the 2008 edition, with a star-studded Ivorian side led by prolific striker Didier Drogba overwhelming favourites at the time to take revenge.

12:30 In 1998, Egypt defeated the Elephants on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the quarters before they met twice in the 2006 edition. 

Egypt won their group-stage clash against Cote d'Ivoire 3-1 in Cairo before beating them again in the final, also on penalties, following a goalless draw.

11:30 The Pharaohs can boast of a proud Nations Cup record against Cote d'Ivoire, whom they overcame en route to three out of their last four triumphs.

10:30 If history is anything to go by, Egypt will have every reason to believe that they can brush aside Cote d'Ivoire and reach the African Cup of Nations quarters when both sides meet in Cameroon's Douala on Wednesday.

Stay tuned as the match is due to start at 18:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2)

 

Venue: Stade Japoma

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