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Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Tuesday's match between Togo and Egypt in the 4th round of the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers

Ahram Online , Tuesday 17 Nov 2020
Togo v Egypt
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations Qualification - Egypt v Togo - Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - November 14, 2020 Egypt's Ahmed Hegazi in action with Togo's Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba (REUTERS)
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Full time: Togo 1-3 Egypt
Scorers: 
Elom Nya-Vedji 90+3/ Magdi Afsha 18, Mohamed Sherif 32, Mahmoud Trezeguet 52


The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt secure a 3-1 victory to edge closer to a place in the African Nations Cup. Thanks for following our live updates!

90+3' After a goal-mouth scramble, a low shot is turned in by Elom Nya-Vedji from close range as Togo score a last-gasp consolation. 

90+3' Goal for Togo!

90+2' El-Shennawi makes another fine stop to thwart a shot from Laba from a tight angle.

90+1' Four minutes to be added as stoppage time. 

90' What a chance for Egypt! Sobhi's close-range side-foot effort narrowly misses the target after a low cross from Zizo. 

88' A Togo free-kick goes high over! 

86' Egypt defender Hamdi almost scores an own goal! His attempted clearance from a free kick hits the bar. 

85' Ayman Ashraf looks to have sustained an injury. He is replaced with Smouha's left-back Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh. 

81' An angled free-kick is pushed away by Egypt's impressive keeper El-Shennawi. 

79' Zamalek winger Zizo is receiving treatment. 

73' Egypt control the tempo and could hit Togo on the break as the hosts leave gaps at the back. 

70' Togo also make a double substitution. Elom Nya-Vedji replaces Sunu and Yayra Doke replaces Mathieu Dossevi.

68' Egypt make another double substitution. Veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said replaces Afsha and winger Ramadan Sobhi replaces Trezeguet.  

64' Togo make a third substitution. Kevin Denkey replaces Peniel Mlapa

63' Afsha almost scores a stunning goal! He lets fly from his own half to catch out the advancing keeper but his effort goes just wide. 

63' A Togo forward once again outpaces Hegazi but El-Shennawi rushes out in a timely manner to collect the ball. 

62' Zizo is tripped but the referee waves away his penalty claims. 

60' Trezeguet's cross is intercepted just before it reaches the lurking Mostafa Mohamed.

58' Togo substitute Tchakel is booked for a reckless challenge on Tarek Hamed. 

56' Egypt make a double substitution. Zamalek winger Ahmed Zizo replaces Mohamed Sherif and striker Mostafa Mohamed replaces Kouka.

52' Togo's defensive frailties cost them again as Egypt go 3-0 up. Ayman Ashraf's long free kick from the halfway line eludes the entire defence, with Trezeguet ghosting behind them to volley home.

52' GOOOOOOOAL FOR EGYPT!!!

49' A goal-scoring chance for Togo! Mathieu Dossevi volleys just over the crossbar after he is found unmarked at the far post. 

48' Egypt midfielder Hamdi Fathi makes a timely interception in the area to clear a pull-back. 

47' Togo make another substitution. Franco Atchou replaces Ihlas Bebou.

46' Togo make their first substitution. Marouf Tchakei replaces Ayite.

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+2' El-Shennawi punches away a floated free-kick from Togo. 

45+1' Two minutes to be added as stoppage time. 

45' Egypt striker Kouka falls under a challenge in the area but the referee waves play on. 

40' Egypt defender Mahmoud Hamdi, who scored the winner against Togo on Saturday, receives a yellow card for using his elbow in an aerial challenge.

37' Hamdi Fathi's angled shot form inside the area is blocked by a defender after a threaded pass from Mahmoud Trezeguet. 

34' Togo's Ayite heads just wide after a cross eludes Hegazi, who looks shaky tonight. 

32' Debutant Mohamed Sherif scores from an El-Shennawi assist! The keeper's punt goes over the last Togo defender and falls for the Enppi man to stab the ball home past the advancing keeper. 

32' GOOOOOOAL FOR EGYPT!!!

29' El-Shennawi collects another far-post header from Togo's Sunu. 

28' Egypt are relatively better but Togo are still dangerous on the break. The Pharaohs will have to tighten up at the back to protect their lead 

25' Egypt's right-back Ahmed Tawfik clears a dangerous Togo cross. 

22' Togo's Floyd Ayite is booked for a foul on defensive midfielder Tarek Hamed. 

21' Afsha's long ball is intercepted by Togo's defence. The game is exciting now as both sides trade punches. 

18' Ahly's playmaker Magdi Afsha puts Egypt in front following a superb effort. He robs a Togo midfielder after applying pressure on him, cuts inside another and plants a fine low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. 

18' GOOOOOOOAL FOR EGYPT!!!

16' Egypt keeper El-Shennawi makes a superb stop to thwart what would have been an own goal from Ahmed Hegazi. 

14' Togo forward Gilles Sunu fires a shot high over from distance. 

12' Another chance for Togo! Peniel Mlapa rises unmarked to send a free header just over the bar. 

10' A golden chance for Togo! Kodjo Fo Doh Laba flicks a pass past Egypt's central defender Ahmed Hegazi to outpace him and jink into the box, but his eventual angled effort goes across the six-yard box. 

8' Egypt keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi out-jumps Togo's forwards to collect a right-wing cross. 

7' Kouka goes clear but he is flagged for offside. Egypt make a good start to the game! 

6' Trezeguet tries to pick out Kouka with a diagonal cross but he over-hits it and it is easily handled by the keeper. 

3' A tame header from Kouka goes straight into the hands of Togo's keeper following a left-wing cross.

2' Egypt press their opponents high up the pitch in the early stages. 

The match is underway 

Egypt's lineup:
Mohamed El Shennawi - Ahmed Tawfik, Mohamed "El Wensh" Hamdi, Ahmed Hegazi, Ayman Ashraf - Hamdi Fathi, Tarek Hamek - Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Mahmoud Trezeguet - Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan


17:05 Veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said is also dropped, making way for Ahly's Magdi Afsha.  

17:00 Egypt coach El-Badry makes some surprise starting XI selections. He makes seven changes tonight, including fielding Olympiacos striker Ahmed Kouka at the expense of Zamalek's Mostafa Mohamed. Enppi's on-loan winger Mohamed Sherif will also make his debut. 

16:30 Arsenal and Egypt national team midfielder Mohamed Elneny won't be available today after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

16:20 "People should bear in mind that we are going through difficult circumstances," Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry said following the win over Togo.

"We haven't been able to assemble for almost a year so it's very difficult to find the needed harmony right away."

16:00 The hosts appeared greatly affected by the absence of talisman Mohamed Salah, who tested positive for COVID-19 just one day before the game. The Liverpool star will not be available again in the away fixture as he self-isolates.

15:30 Despite Egypt's victory over Togo, question marks were raised following a sluggish display that had fans wondering whether the team could mount a serious title challenge if they reached the Nations Cup.

14:15 Should Egypt defeat Togo again in Lome, they will go level on points with Comoros and open up a five-point lead over Kenya with only two matches remaining. The top two in the group will reach the Cameroon finals.

13:15 They are second in the group with five points, three behind surprise package Comoros and two clear of third-placed Kenya. Togo have a solitary point from three matches.

12:10 The Pharaohs ended their winless start to their Group G campaign by beating Togo 1-0 on Saturday, thanks to a second-half header from defender Mahmoud Hamdi on only his third international appearance.

11:15 Egypt meet Togo in Lome on Tuesday in the second of a double header, having beaten them 1-0 in Cairo last weekend
 

Venue: Stade de Kégué

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