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Afcon 2021: Egypt beat Ivory Coast on penalties

Egypt captain Mohamed Salah went close twice in the first half and netted the decisive penaltyEgypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 0-0 draw.The North Africans got the upper hand in the shoot-out when substitute keeper Gabaski saved Eric Bailly’s effort in the third round of spot-kicks.And Pharaohs captain Mohamed Salah netted the decisive penalty to send the record seven-time champions through.Egypt will face Morocco in the last eight in Yaounde on Sunday (16:00 GMT).The finale was somewhat harsh on Manchester United defender Bailly, who had performed superbly at the back while sporting a rugby scrum cap on his return from a head injury.Yet he took a short run-up for his penalty and placed his effort too close to Gabaski, who dived to his right and stuck out his left hand to push the ball onto the bar.The Zamalek keeper had come on right at the end of the second half after Mohamed El Shenawy picked up a leg injury, and may well start against Morocco depending on the extend of the injury suffered by Egypt’s number one.More to follow.Line-upsIvory CoastFormation 4-3-323Sangaré17Aurier21Bailly14Deli3Konan18Sangaré4Seri8Kessié15Gradel22Haller19Pépé23Sangaré17Aurier21BaillyBooked at 9mins14DeliBooked at 112mins3Konan18Sangaré4SeriSubstituted forBogaat 72’minutes8KessiéSubstituted forDiéat 30’minutes15GradelSubstituted forZahaat 71’minutesBooked at 118mins22HallerSubstituted forCornetat 105’minutes19PépéSubstitutes1Tapé5Kanon7Kossounou9Zaha10Kouassi11Cornet12Maïga13Boga20Dié24Kouamé26Cissé28BoliEgyptFormation 4-3-31Gomaa3Abdel Wahed6Hegazy2Abdelmonem Elsayed Mohamed Ahmed13Mohamed17Elneny4El Soleya5Abdul Fattah10Salah14Ahmed Abdallah22Marmoush1GomaaSubstituted forAbou Gabal Aliat 88’minutes3Abdel Wahed6Hegazy2Abdelmonem Elsayed Mohamed Ahmed13Mohamed17Elneny4El Soleya5Abdul FattahSubstituted forSayedat 84’minutesBooked at 90mins10Salah14Ahmed AbdallahSubstituted forMohamed Ragaei Bakrat 90’minutes22MarmoushSubstituted forTrézéguetat 71’minutesSubstitutes7Trézéguet8Abdelghany9Mohamed Ragaei Bakr11Sobhi12Ashraf16Abou Gabal Ali18Ahmed Abdelmonem19Bekhit20Eldin Mahmoud Ibrahim21Sayed23Daader28MehanyReferee:Jean Jacques Ndala NgamboLive TextMatch ends, Côte d’Ivoire 0(4), Egypt 0(5).Penalty Shootout ends, Côte d’Ivoire 0(4), Egypt 0(5).Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(4), Egypt 0(5). Mohamed Salah (Egypt) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(4), Egypt 0(4). Wilfried Zaha (Côte d’Ivoire) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(3), Egypt 0(4). Mohamed Abdelmonem (Egypt) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(3), Egypt 0(3). Maxwel Cornet (Côte d’Ivoire) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(2), Egypt 0(3). Omar Kamal (Egypt) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.Penalty saved! Eric Bailly (Côte d’Ivoire) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(2), Egypt 0(2). Amr El Soleya (Egypt) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(2), Egypt 0(1). Ibrahim Sangaré (Côte d’Ivoire) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(1), Egypt 0(1). Zizo (Egypt) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.Goal! Côte d’Ivoire 0(1), Egypt 0. Nicolas Pépé (Côte d’Ivoire) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.Penalty Shootout begins Côte d’Ivoire 0, Egypt 0.Second Half Extra Time ends, Côte d’Ivoire 0, Egypt 0.Attempt saved. Trézéguet (Egypt) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.Wilfried Zaha (Côte d’Ivoire) is shown the yellow card.Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Côte d’Ivoire).Trézéguet (Egypt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Corner, Egypt. Conceded by Serge Aurier.Attempt blocked. Trézéguet (Egypt) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

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