RELIVE: Guinea Bissau v Egypt (Africa Cup of Nations)

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jan 2022

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Saturday's match between Guinea Bissau and Egypt in the 2nd round of the African Cup of Nations group stage

Egypt s Mohamed Salah in action by Soriano Mane of Guinea-Bissau during the African Cup of Nations G
Egypt s Mohamed Salah in action by Soriano Mane of Guinea-Bissau during the African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match between Egypt and Guinea-Bissau in Garoua, Cameroon, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. AP

Full time: Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Egypt

Scorer: Mohamed Salah 69


The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt claim their first win of the Nations Cup after beating Guinea-Bissau 1-0. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+4' El-Shennawy pulls off a fine save to smother a shot from Moreto Cassama.

90' The referee adds four minutes as stoppage time. 

88' Guinea-Bissau make a substitution as they push forward to equalise. Mauro Rodrigues replaces Panutche Camara.

83' The referee overturns his decision after a VAR review. Egypt are still in the lead! 

82' Egypt players ask the referee to check a video replay, arguing that Omar Kamal was fouled by Mama Balde. 

82' Mama Balde brings Guinea-Bissau level after a superb individual effort. He gets the better of Omar Kamal on the left, cuts inside and plants a curling shot into the far corner and beyond the despairing dive of El-Shennawi. 

82' Goal for Guinea-Bissau! 

81' A chance for Guinea-Bissau! Jorginho controls the ball on the edge of the area and swivels but his shot is collected by keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi. 

78' Egypt also make a double substitution. Defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi replaces central midfielder Mohamed Elneny and striker Mohamed Sherif replaces winger Marmoush. 

77' Guinea-Bissau make a double substitution. Leonel Alves replaces Jefferson Encada and Frederic Mendy replaces Piqueti.

77' A Trezeguet header goes wide as Egypt pile on pressure to put the result to bed. 

75' Egypt denied by the post again! Zizo is found by another inviting cross from Omar Kamal but his half-volley strikes the woodwork. 

73' Egypt finally assert their authority following an otherwise lackluster display. 

69' Egypt finally break the deadlock! Salah ghosts behind his marker as a superb long pass from Amr El-Sulaya finds him to send a left-foot volley past the keeper from a tight angle. 


67' Egypt remain disjointed! 

65' Zizo creates space for himself in the area but blasts his shot high over. 

63' Egypt look poor in the second half, failing to string passes together as Guinea-Bissau grow in confidence. 

60' Guinea-Bissau make their first substitution. Jorginho replaces striker Steve Ambri.

59' Egypt now play without a recognised striker, with Salah likely to play that role. 

58' Egypt make a double substitution. Winger Mahmoud Trezeguet replaces Abdallah El-Said and winger Ahmed Zizo replaces striker Mostafa Mohamed. 

57' Guinea-Bissau's Mama Balde just fails to get on the end of a cross. Guinea-Bissau grow bolder as the match wears on. 

57' At the other end, a low shot from the off-form Mostafa Mohamed is blocked by the keeper. 

56' Fali Cande's free-kick goes high over. 

55' Ayman Ashraf commits a foul on Cassama on the edge of the area, gifting Guinea-Bissau a dangerous free kick. 

54' Egypt make a slow start to the second half. 

50' Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny is booked for a challenge on Moreto Cassama.

48' Omar Kamal sends in another fine cross but, once again, Mostafa Mohamed's header goes high over. 

46' Egypt make their first substitution. Central defender Mahmoud El-Wensh makes way for Mohamed Abdel-Moneim. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

44' Another shot from Salah from inside the area is saved by the keeper.

44' A powerful, long-range shot from Amr El-Sulaya is deflected by a defender for a corner. 

41' Right-back Omar Kamal whips in some fine crosses but Egypt's forwards are yet to take advantage. 

38' Salah is found by a threaded pass from Marmoush but his angled shot is blocked by a defender. 

37' Mohamed tries his luck from distance but his shot goes straight into the hands of keeper Jonas Mendes. 

35' Mostafa Mohamed heads an inswinging cross from Omar Kamal high over. 

34' Salah's subsequent free-kick strikes the defensive wall. 

31' Jefferson Encada is yellow-carded for pulling back Egypt's Marmoush in a last-man foul as the latter tries to latch onto a long ball. Egypt players appeal for a red card. 

30' A curling shot from Marmoush goes over the crossbar. 

29' Egypt's passes in the final third are largely inaccurate, with Guinea-Bissau's defence untroubled. 

25' Guinea-Bissau's Piqueti receives a yellow card for catching Omar Kamal in the face with a flailing arm. 

23' The Pharaohs control proceedings as Guinea-Bissau sit back and defend in numbers. 

18' Egypt are unlucky not to go ahead! They are denied by the post again. Salah finds Marmoush on the left hand side of the area and the Stuttgart man superbly controls his cross before pulling the ball back to striker Mostafa Mohamed, whose low shot hits the far post. 

16' Egypt are finding it hard to penetrate Guinea-Bissau's defence. 

12' Egypt's left-back Ayman Ashraf heads away a dangerous Guinea-Bissau cross. 

11' Fali Cande's free kick goes just over the bar for Guinea-Bissau's first real effort.

9' Guinea-Bissau's Steve Ambri cuts inside on the edge of the area but his curling shot goes high over.

8' Salah jinks into the area after skipping past a challenger but he over-hits his touch and the defence clears.

7' Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush is yet to find his feet, giving away possession far too easily. 

4' Egypt apply high pressing in the early stages of the game.

2' Egypt create their first chance! A low shot from Mohamed Salah strikes the woodwork at the keeper's near post.

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Guinea-Bissau: Jonas Mendes, Jefferson Encada, Sori Mane, Opa Sangante, Fali Cande, Moreto Cassama, Bura Nogueira, Panutche Camara, Piqueti, Steve Ambri, Mama Balde

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Omar Kamal, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Elneny, Amr El-Sulaya, Abdallah El-Said, Omar Marmoush, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed

20:00 Queiroz makes four changes to his starting line-up. Right-back Omar Kamal and left-back Ayman Ashraf replace injured duo Akram Tawfik and Ahmed Fattouh respectively. Veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said and Ahly's Amr El-Sulaya take the places of Mahmoud Trezeguet and Hamdi Fathi in midfield respectively. 

18:00 Egypt's ambassador to Cameroon Medhat El-Meleigy told local sports website that he won't allow any fans to display offensive messages against the team or its coach.  

17:00 With pressure mounting on Queiroz ahead of the game, some travelling Egyptian fans were pictured with a "bye bye Queiroz" message printed on the back of their shirts. 

16:00 Tawfik is facing a lengthy layoff after suffering an ACL injury while Fatouh will sit out of this game with a muscle strain.

15:00 Egypt’s Pharoahs were dealt a huge blow ahead of the game as first-choice full backs Ahmed Fatouh and Akram Tawfik will be sitting out.

14:00 “We have only one thing in mind, to produce a strong performance and progress in the tournament. I am sure we will play a great game,” Queiroz  added.

13:00 However he expressed his full confidence that the team will deliver against Guinea Bissau.

12:30 “Nobody is hurt more than the coach when the team is not playing good,” Queiroz said during the pre-match conference on Friday.

12:00 Coach Carlos Queiroz has faced severe criticism for his tactical choices and player positioning to the point that his future with the team has been put in question.

11:00 Egypt will have only one thing in mind when they take on Guinea Bissau on Saturday: to win, and it better be in style.


Venue: Stade Omnisport Roumdé Adjia (Garoua)

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