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Afcon 2017: Salah Guns Ghana to Send Egypt Top of Group

Mohammed Salah’s 10th minute stunning freekick ensured Egypt overlapped Ghana to end the group stages at the summit of group D.

Egypt started, sildenafil http://datedgear.com/wp-includes/post-formats.php the tournament, more about http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-list-util.php slowly with an uninspiring stalemate against Mali, then latter survived another on day two thanks to El Said’s last minute gasp. They bounced on the last group game on Wednesday and went for the early goal and protected the lead until the end.

The game rolled of in a lively fashion. Egypt had the first clear attempt just inside the first five minutes when Arsenal’s El Neny powered from about 25 yards only to see his effort fly above the bar.

The Pharaoh’s kept surging at their opponents and the efforts rewarded in the tenth minute. Jonathan Mensah was slow to clear the ball from his area, Salah pounces on it and passes to El Said but Boys hacks him down just outside the area.

Salah whirled the ball over the five man wall and into the top corner living Razak with no chance other than glaring.

Gyan had several attacks foiled by the resolute Egyptians. His most unfortunate bit arrived in the 39thinute when he seemed to have hurt his groin and was forced off a minute later with Jordan Ayew replacing him.

Egypt held on through the entire second half to pick their second win of the tournament and go top of the group with seven points.

They will play Morocco in the quarter finals as Ghana date DR Congo.

Lineups:

Egypt: Essam El Hadary, Ali Gabr, Ahmed El Mohamady, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Marwan Mohsen (69′ Mahmoud Kahraba), Abdalla El Said (76′ Amr Warda), Trezeguet

Ghana: Brimah Razak, Andy Yiadom, Asamoah Gyan (40′ Jordan Ayew), Jonathan Mensah, Christian Atsu, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (80′ Wakaso Mubarak), Andre Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Samuel Tetteh (72′ Bernard Tekpetey), John Boye, Harrison Afful

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