RELIVE: Angola v Egypt (2022 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Nov 2021

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Friday's match between Angola and Egypt in the 5th round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying Group F

Angola vs. Egypt
Angola vs. Egypt

Full time: Angola 2-2 Egypt

Scorers: Helder Costa 26, M'Bala Nzola 36 pen/ Mohamed Elneny 45+1, Akram Tawfik 59

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt are through to the World Cup qualifying playoff with a 2-2 draw in Luanda. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+3' Egypt's left-back Fattouh sustains an injury. He makes way for Zamalek teammate Mahmoud Alaa. 

90+1' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time. 

88' The third pitch invasion occurs tonight, with a couple of fans approaching Salah. 

85' A shot from Show is deflected for a corner. 

82' Egypt make a substitution. The lively Sherif is replaced for Ahmed Rayan. 

81' Egypt go close! Sherif latches onto a through pass from Salah and his curling shot is tipped over by the keeper. 

80' Unlike the first half, Angola are struggling to mount any threats in the second period. 

78' Should Egypt avoid defeat, they will go through with one match to spare in the group. 

74' Egypt keeper El-Shennawi makes a fine save to tip over a long-range shot from Simone Miranda. 

73' Egypt control possession as Angola are pegged back. 

68' Egypt ease off after scoring the equaliser. 

65' Angola make a substitution. Simone Miranda replaces Jeremie Bela.

63' Show and Egypt's Elneny are both yellow-carded. 

62' An Angolan player is seen arguing with Queiroz on the touchline, with Show then pushing the Portuguese coach. 

61' A free-for-all erupts on the pitch! Not clear what happened, but it seems Egypt coach Queiroz was involved. 

59' Right-back Tawfik atones for his first-half mistake, which gifted Angola a penalty, to restore parity. He collects a pass from Salah and sends a right-foot shot that deflects off Carniero and wrong-foots the keeper from the edge of the area. 


57' Egypt have a strong penalty claim waved away by the referee! Akram Tawfik runs onto a through pass but falls under an apparent challenge from Carniero. 

54' Egypt piling on pressure to equalise. The Pharaohs are much improved in the second half! 

52' Hamdi Fathi makes a difference in midfield, closing down spaces and leaving little room for Angola to operate. 

50' Fattouh sends another threaded pass to Sherif but the latter fails to control it with the goal at his mercy. 

46' Egypt make a double substitution. Smouha's on-loan striker Marwan Hamdi replaces Mostafa Mohamed and defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi replaces Abdallah El-Said. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+1' Elneny narrows the gap! Salah exchanges passes with Sherif on the right before sending in a low cross with the outside of his foot, with Elneny firing a first-timer into the far corner. 


45' Egypt are pressing Angola high up the pitch to recover the ball quickly. 

43' Salah just fails to get on the end of a cross from Ahmed Fattouh at the far post.

41' Angola's skilful wingers leave Egypt midfielders and full-backs chasing shadows! 

38' A chance for Egypt! A pull-back From Abdallah El-Said finds Abdallah El-Said, but his shot goes over the bar. 

36' Goal for Angola! M'Bala Nzola sends El-Shennawi the wrong way from the spot. They were awarded a penalty after Zini was tripped by right-back Akram Tawfik as he skipped past him in the area.  

34' Penalty for Angola! 

34' Egypt are struggling to string passes together in a disappointing first half. 

32' A long-range shot from Angola's Estrela goes wide. 

31' Egypt find it difficult to steal possession from Angola. 

27' Costa's strike marks the first goal Egypt concede under Carlos Queiroz. 

26' Helder Costa opens the scoring! A right-wing cross is cleared by Ayman Ashraf into the path of the Valencia striker, who plants a fine left-foot shot into the bottom corner from insdie the area.

26' Goal for Angola! 

24' Another flowing Egypt move sees Salah feed Mostafa Mohamed, who fails to properly control the ball in the area. Egypt finally start to click into gear! 

23' Egypt miss a golden chance to go ahead! Winger Mohamed Sherif is released by a superb long pass from left-back Ahmed Fattouh but his attempted lob goes over the bar. 

21' A curling free-kick from Angola goes just over the crossbar. 

21' The game so far reminds us of Egypt's below-par display in an opening 1-0 home win over Angola, in which the visitors were unlucky not to score on several occasions. 

18' Egypt clear repeated crosses from both flanks as Angola pile on pressure. 

17' Egypt keeper El-Shennawi pushes away a bouncing shot from Jeremie Bela.

14' A cross from Angola's To Carniero is cleared by Egypt left-back Ahmed Fattouh. 

13' Egypt are yet to take control, with some wayward passes easily intercepted by Angola. 

9' Angola make their first substitution. Mateus, who is making his last international appearance, makes way for Zini. 

7' Angola look lively on the flanks in the early stages! 

5' Helder Costa's low free kick is easily cleared by the defence. 

4' Angola are awarded a free kick near the byline after M'Bala Nzola is tripped by Ayman Ashraf. 

3' Egypt defender Hegazy clears a floated Angolan free-kick in the area. 

The match is underway

Starting line-ups:

Angola: Hugo Marques, M'Bala Nzola, Jeremie Bela, Estrela, Show, To Carniero, Kialonga Gaspar, Jonathan Buatu, Eddie Afonso, Mateus, Helder Costa

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Akram Tawfik, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fattouh, Amr El-Sulaya, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed

20:00 Gabon's 1-0 victory over Libya leaves Egypt needing just a draw against Angola to reach the final playoff. 

19:30 Queiroz fields natural forward Mohamed Sherif as a left winger alongside playmaker Abdallah El-Said and right winger Mohamed Salah. Galatasaray's Mostafa Mohamed is introduced as a lone striker. 

19:20 Surprisingly, Queiroz dropped Pyramids winger Ramadan Sobhi, who looked a straightforward replacement for Marmoush, and opted against calling up any natural left winger. He recalled Ahly's key duo Mohamed Sherif and Magdi Afsha, who both excelled in the team's impressive 5-3 Cairo derby victory over Zamalek last Friday, after they were left out of the games against Libya.

18:00 Egypt has adopted a balanced strategy under Queiroz, who looks bolder than predecessor Hossam El-Badry when it comes to away games. El-Badry's last match in charge saw Egypt snatch a hardly deserved 1-1 draw at Gabon after being outplayed for most of the game.

17:00 "The team played with competence and character. It was nice to enjoy a good start, but a good start alone is not enough. This is all about finishing with success," Queiroz said following the wins over Libya.

16:00 The Pharaohs moved within touching distance of a place in the final round after recording 1-0 and 3-0 wins over Libya at home and away respectively to brush aside their main challengers for Group F's solitary ticket to the two-legged playoff.

Egypt's probable starting lineup:

Mohamed El-Shennawi, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazy, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Fatouh, Amr El-Sulaya, Mohamed Elneny, Mohamed Magdi Afsha, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Sehrif


15:30 Egypt will do without Pyramids winger Ramadan Sobhi, Zamalek's veteran midfielder Tarek Hamed and winger Ahemd Zizo.

13:30 Egypt will ensure they will finish as leaders if they beat Angola. In the event of a draw, they will also secure their playoff place if Libya stumble against Gabon in the other group game.

12:00 Egypt will be keen to maintain their fine start under Carlos Queiroz and secure a berth in the World Cup qualifying playoff with one match to spare in their group when they face Angola in Luanda.

Venue: Estadio 11 de Novembro (Luanda, Angola)

Referee: Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo )

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