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Relive Brazil's 3-2 victory over Egypt in London Games

Ahram Online, Thursday 26 Jul 2012
Egypt vs Brazil
Egypt's Marwan Mohsen jumps for a header against Brazil's Romulo and Brazil's Juan Jesus (L-R) during their men's Group C football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff (Photo: Reuters)

The referee blows his final whistle, Brazil 3-2 Egypt

90 The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time.

89 Egypt make their third and final substitution. Attacking midfielder Ahmed Magdy replaces Mohamed El-Nenny.

88 Gano's ensuing free-kick misses the target.

87 Eslam Ramadan is booked for a rash challenge on Alexandre Pato on the edge of the area.

83 Egypt's right-back Ahmed Fathi is producing a spirited display. He continuously steals possession from Brazil's forwards.

80 Ten minutes remaining, will Egypt be able to complete a remarkable comeback against Brazil?

78 Brazil make their second and third substitutions, Alexandre Pato replaces Leandro Damiao and Danilo replaces Sandro.

76 The impressive Salah scores Egypt's second goal. He superbly bamboozles Marcelo with a catchy feint before sending a precise low shot past Neto. What a goal!


74 Egypt make their second substitution, midfielder Shehab Ahmed replaces Saleh Gomaa.

72 Brazil make their first substitution, midfielder Ganso comes on instead of Hulk.

71 Hulk's angled free-kick hits the side netting.

66 Mohamed Salah just fails to get on the end of a through Abou-Treika pass. Salah has injected much-needed pace following his second-half introduction.

63 The lively Mohamed Salah whips in a cross but Brazil keeper Neto clears the danger.

61 Fathi is unlucky! His fierce right-foot shot goes just over the bar following a lay-off from Abou-Treika.

60 Brazil's burly striker Hulk receives a yellow card for protesting a referee's decision.

59 Brazil remain dangerous. They are still trying to make the most of Egypt's slack marking.

57 Mohamed Salah squanders a golden opportunity for Egypt!! A short back-pass by Marcelo is intercepted by the Basel man, who breaks clear of goal but he dithers on the ball for too long. His subsequent shot is blocked by the defence.

54 El-Shennawy blocks a header from the unmarked Neymar. Brazil are pushing forward after conceding a goal.

52 Ahmed Fathi rises at the far post following a corner to nod the ball into the path of Meteb, whose close-range effort strikes the post. The ball falls into the path of Abou-Treika who makes no mistake to narrow the gap.


49 Egypt keeper Ahmed El-Shennawy comes out to handle a through pass. Both sides make a slow start to the second half.

46 Egypt make their first substituion, Mohamed Salah replaces ineffective striker Marwan Mohsen.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Brazil 3-0 Egypt

45 A free-kick by Egypt captain Mohamed Abou-Treika goes wide.

42 Brazil's forwards are repeatedly exploiting the gaps in Egypt's defence. They are bamboozling the defenders with swift exchange of passes.

40 Egypt are still failing to mount any threats.

36 Emad Meteb connects with a cross from Eslam Ramadan but his header goes wide.

34 Egypt will need a miraculous comeback to get something out of the game, but they have to close the huge gaps at the back which are repeatedly exposed by Brazil's pacey and skilful forwards.

30 Neymar makes a darting run, releases the unmarked Hulk on the left who crosses for the Santos man to head the ball home after keeper El-Shennawy gets a hand to it. Dreadful defensive blunders are costing Egypt dearly.


26 A mix-up between left-back Islam and goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy, who was too slow to come out, allowed Oscar to round him on the right hand side of the area before squaring the ball to Leandro Damiao, who slotted into an empty net.


23 Egypt's attacking attempts lack the sufficient pace to trouble Brazil's defence. Mohamed Salah, the new Basel signing on he is sitting on the bench as he has just recovered from a shoulder injury, could be introduced in the second half.

19 Skipper Abou-Treika's threaded pass finds Egypt striker Emad Meteb but his poor effort goes straight into the keeper's hands.

16 Manchester United full-back Rafael controls a pass from Oscar in the area, cuts inside his marker Mahmoud Alaa before sending a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.


16 A lively-looking Egypt side move the ball around smoothly.

13 Marcelo is causing troubles to Egypt's defence with some energetic moves.

10 The first chance for Brazil!! Hulk skips past central defender Mahmoud Alaa and picks out Neymar but the Santos man's low shot narrowly misses the target.

9 The match begins at a blistering pace, but there are no clear-cut chances so far.

6 Egypt are piling on pressure, sending crosses from the left and right. The Pharaohs are having the upper hand in the early stages.

3 Mohamed El-Nenny wastes Egypt's first chance!! He controls a precise cross from Mohsen and sends a volley from a tight angle but Brazil keeper palms it away.

2 Real Madrid left-back Marcelo makes a darting run but his shot from the edge of the area goes wide following an interception from Egypt's Marwan Mohsen.

The match is underway

20:40 Both sides are lining up for the national anthem.

20:33 Egypt will be looking to nullify the threat of several high-profile players in Brazil's starting XI, including Neymar, Chelsea's new signing Oscar and Porto striker Hulk.

20:30 Egypt coach Hany Ramzy opted for an attacking formation that features two strikers in Ahly's Emad Meteb, who is one of the three over-age players in the squad, and Petrojet's Marwan Mohsen.

20:25 The match will take place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and will be refereed by Italian official Gianluca Rocchi.

20:20 Brazil’s starting line-up: Neto, Rafael Silva, Sandro, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo, Romulo, Leandro Damiao, Oscar, Neymar,  Hulk

20:20 Egypt’s starting line-up: Ahmed El-Shennawy, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud Alaa, Islam Ramadan, Mohamed El-Nenny, Hossam Hassan, Saleh Gomaa, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Marwan Mohsen, Emad Meteb

20:15 Brazil, who are chasing the only gold medal which is missing in their trophy-laden cabinet, are overwhelming favourites to beat Egypt, who are making their first Olympic appearance in 20 years.

20:15 Welcome to Ahram Online’s live coverage of Egypt’s clash against gold medal favourites Brazil in the opening Group C game of the Olympic Games in London.

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