Full time: Guinea 2-3 Egypt (World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online, Sunday 10 Jun 2012

Egypt beat Guinea 3-2 in Conakry in a thrilling World Cup qualifier on Sunday for their second consecutive Group G win

Egypt's national football team (Photo: Reuters)

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt claim a thrilling 3-2 victory over Guinea.

90:00 + 4 Mohamed Salah makes up for his wasted efforts to score a last-gap goal. He latches onto a brilliant pass from Zidan and beat the keeper with a powerful shot.


90:00 Egypt are trying to keep the score at 2-2 in stoppage time.

88:00 Substitute Alhassane Bangoura superbly wrong-foots two defenders to go clear and send a low shot into the far corner of the net to spark wild celebrations in the stands. Very interesting game!


85:00 Egypt waste two chances in quick succession! Zidan fails to find the net from close range before Temsah's chip from a narrow angle goes just wide.

82:00 Egypt will be looking to preserve their precious lead in the remaining minutes. Guinea also look determined to at least secure a share of spoils.

77:00 Guinea come close to the equalizer!! Ibrahima Traore lets fly from angle, his shot narrowly misses the target.

73:00 Abou-Treika almost completes his hat-trick!! he runs onto a defence-splitting pass from Temsah after a maneuver he started but his shot hits the side-netting from a narrow angle.

69:00 El-Hadary comes to Egypt's rescue with a superb save to deny a close-range header.

67:00 Abou-Treika converts the penalty for his second goal of the night. Substitute keeper Abdul Aziz Keita dives the right way but he fails to stop the powerful shot.


64:00 Guinea keeper Yattara is sent off for a kung-fu kick on Egypt midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou.


60:00 Bradley makes his second substitution, Zidan replaces Gedo.

59:00 The evergreen Abou-Treika equalizes with a deft first-timer from close range after making the most of a pull-back from Ahmed Temsah. Egypt's pressure finally pays dividends.


57:00 Mohamed Zidan is warming up. Can he make the same impact he made against Mozambique when he also came as a second-half substitute?

55:00 Egypt keeper Essam El-Hadary tips away a cross-cum-shot from Guinea.

53:00 Egypt dominate possession, but the finishing touches are still letting them down.

49:00 Egypt remain wasteful in front of goal. Salah is the culprit again, sending a weak shot into the keeper's hands when it looked very easy to score.

The second half is underway.

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Guinea 1-0 Egypt.

43:00 Two minutes remaining before halftime, Guinea are still leading 1-0.

41:00 The first substitution for Egypt, forward Temsah comes on instead of defensive midfielder Mohamed Shawky.

40:00 Another chance for Egypt! A low shot by Hosni Abd-Rabou is palmed by Guinea keeper Naby Yattara. Egypt are launching waves of attacks.

38:00 Gedo is denied by the post!! His precise low shot from inside the area strikes the woodwork, very unlcuky!

37:00 Substitute Ahmed Temsah is warming up. Egypt coach Bob Bradley will seemingly throw caution to the wind.

31:00 Egypt squander another golden opportunity!! Forward Mohamed Salah shoots wide with the goal at his mercy after a fine pass from right-back Ahmed Fathi.

28:00 Egypt are trying to penetrate Guinea's defence on the flanks, but to no avail.

23:00 Egypt pile on pressure in a bid to equalize. Mohamed Salah finds Abou-Treika with a pinpoint cross but the playmaker's header is blocked by the keeper.

20:00 Abdoul Camara converts the penalty, sending it into the corner past El-Hadary, who guessed right and got a hand to it but could not stop the ball going in.


19:00 Ibrahima Traore goes down under a challenge from Egypt midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou.


13:00 Forward Gedo wastes a golden scoring opportunity! He latches onto a deft through pass from Mohamed Abou-Treika but he dithers on the ball to allow a Guinea defender to clear the danger.

10:00 Guinea now are having the better possession.

05:00 First chance for Guinea, a timely interception by Egypt keeper Essam El-Hadary denies a clear-cut opportunity for the hosts' Naby Soumah. Egypt defender Mahmoud Fathallah was caught napping.

4:00 Abou-Treika's tame free-kick is easily handled by Guinea keeper Naby Yattara.

03:00 Egypt mount early pressure. They are awarded a free-kick on the left.

The match is underway.

18:50 Both sides step onto the pitch, 10 minutes before kick-off. They are lining up for the national anthem.

18:35 Defensive midfielder Mohamed Shawky makes a surprising start as coach Bob Bradley seemingly opts for a cautious approach. Right-back Ahmed Elmohamady, who played against Mozambique, makes way for Ahly's Ahmed Fathi.

18:35 Egypt's starting line-up: Essam El-Hadary, Ahmed Fathi, Mahmoud Fathallah, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, Mohamed El-Nenny, Hosni Abd-Rabou, Mohamed Shawky, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Nagy 'Gedo'.

18:32 Guinea also had a winning start after claiming a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in Harare.

18:32 A win for Egypt will put them in the driving seat to finish as the group leaders and qualify for the final round, having opened their campaign with a 2-0 home victory over Mozambique.

18:30 Welcome to Ahram Online's live coverage of Egypt's second Group G game in the World Cup qualifiers. The Pharaohs take on Guinea in a tough game in Conakry.

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