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Egypt - Cameroon
Africa Cup of Nations - 5 February 2017
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FULL TIME: Cameroon 2 Egypt 1
- OffJacques ZouaCameroon
- OnGeorges MandjeckCameroon
Bassogog stretchered off and Cameroon have ten players! They must hold on now.
Elneny goes for goal but it’s way, way over the bar. That should be just about that…
- Yellow cardCollins FaiCameroon
Sobi holds onto Fai but the Cameroon man is booked. Looked harsh. Not long to go as Egypt win a dangerous free kick.
Just the three additional minutes here.
At the Super Bowl, they would call that a late 'Hail Mary'. what control by Aboubakar, flicked over the defender and a composed finish. Can they hang on?
- GoalVincent AboubakarCameroon
GOAL CAMEROON! And what a goal it is, fit to win a tournament from Aboubakar. It came out of nothing and Samuel Eto’o is on his feet. Chest control and a lashed finish into the corner from a long ball downfield.
This would be the sixth time in ten finals that the final has gone to extra time. Looking a formality now.
Another poor ball from Cameroon all the way out for a goal kick. The pace has slowed and it looks like both sides have settled for extra time.
Free kick clipped in by El Said but it’s a really poor one, doesn’t clear the first defender.
Cameroon barely with any defending to do. The Egyptians looking very leggy at the moment.
Moukandjo drives it across goal but the ball had just gone into touch. Looking like extra time at the moment.
Cameroon sporting to kick the ball out as Warda seems to have a spot of cramp. They didn’t have to do that.
CHANCE! Bassogog passes into Moukandjo but the ball bobbles off his ankle and over the bar.
Cameroon break quickly and Zoua has options but decides to take on an optimistic shot himself and scuffs it wide.
Creeping towards the time when a second goal for either side could turn out to be decisive. Extra time is looming.
Watch how Elneny gave Egypt the lead.
What Cameroon can’t afford to do is switch off for one moment. Burkina Faso dominated but still lost on penalties.
Yet another corner for Cameroon as Egypt look a little rattled. Moukandjo again with the delivery, Gabr does well to clear.
End to end stuff at the moment. Looks like we could have a winner in normal time at this rate.
Moukandjo’s shot deflected for a corner after a great run by Amoubakar. Cameroon cranking up the pressure. In it comes but El Hadary claims.
Clipped in and headed behind by Hegazy as Cameroon force another corner. Moukandjo plays it in and N’Koulou heads over the bar.
Trezeguet went off injured in the semi-final and it didn’t look like he had recovered properly. Zoua fouled by Hegazy and wins a dangerous free kick.
- OnRamadan SobhiEgypt
Sobi on for Egypt
Fai’s shot deflected off Aboubakar as Sobi comes on for Trezeguet.
Cameroon were the last sub-Saharan team to beat Egypt, 15 years ago.
Great atmosphere in the crowd now. Both sets of supporters really enjoying this one. Egypt haven’t lost in the final for 55 years!
With Cameroon in the ascendancy, the fans are on their feet. They believe the Lions can win this in normal time.
With half an hour remaining, we have a game on our hands and for the first time since 2004, both teams have scored!
- GoalNicolas N'KoulouCameroon
GOAL CAMEROON! And it’s the substitute N’Koulou who heads home his second international goal on his 75th appearance. Game on!
In comes the free kick and it’s a dangerous one that ricochets around the box before Cameroon scramble clear. They break and win a corner at the other end.
Salah fouled by Oyongo as Egypt break and he wins a free kick. Great play from the former Chelsea man.
Already three 1-0 victories for Egypt in this tournament. Will it be a fourth?
Another cross comes in from Oyongo but it’s out for a goal kick. They need more bodies in the box but always a risk of the Egypt counter.
Impressive start to the half from Cameroon, looking to really exert pressure on that Egyptian penalty box.
Bassogog caught by Trezeguet and Cameroon have a dangerous free kick. In it comes from Bassogog and it rebounds for a corner. Bassogog again but Egypt survive.
Already, there have been four crosses into the box from Cameroon and that’s what they need to do. Test El Hadary.
El Said makes a hash of his volley and it’s well wide of goal. Was a chance though, following a poor headed clearance.
Egypt dropping off and allowing Djoum and Zoua the ball. Their tactics won’t change too much.
A change in formation sees Zoua playing up alongside Aboubakar.
- OffRobert TambeCameroon
- OnVincent AboubakarCameroon
Back underway here at Stade d’Angondje and Egypt are 45 minutes away from an eighth Africa Cup of Nations title. They lead after the break.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Cameroon 0 Egypt 1
Just the one additional minute at the end of this half.
Another poor ball from Oyongo drifts harmlessly out for a goal kick. Really struggling to get in behind Egypt.
Hugo Broos needs to get to half time and reshuffle things. Cameroon totally ineffective.
One dodgy flap at a cross but this man has otherwise remained untested by Cameroon.
Could do with this fellow on the pitch at the moment...
Cameroon still to create a decent chance and this half of football has flown by. Still a long way to go.
Elneny forced to concede a corner. In it comes from Moukandjo but headed well wide by Zoua.
Egypt are currently 24 games unbeaten in Africa Cup of Nations matches, their last defeat to Tunisia in 2004.
El Hadary makes a bit of a mess of his punch but Bassogog can’t take advantage, shooting well over the bar.
- OffAdolphe TeikeuCameroon
- OnNicolas N'KoulouCameroon
N'Koulou comes on for Teikeu.
Teikeu looks in trouble and doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to continue, unfortunately.
SHOTS: Egypt 2-2 Cameroon
Lovely ball from Elneny to Salah but it’s a lovely tackle from Oyongo to prevent the cross coming in.
Warda and Teikeu go up for the ball and the latter comes down awkwardly. He receives treatment and seems okay to continue.
Seen very little of Cameroon in that final third and that will have to change quickly. A second goal for Egypt could spell disaster.
Egypt now exactly where they want to be as they have such a mean defence. That was Elneny’s fourth international goal.
There hasn’t been more than one goal in the final since 2004. It has generally been enough!
The cut back was on for Elneny and Ondoa could have been deceived by that. Just couldn’t get his hands up quickly enough.
- GoalMohamed ElnenyEgypt
GOAL EGYPT! Salah plays in Elneny and the Arsenal man rifles it into the roof of the net from a narrow angle. Great finish!
Djoum, a regular in the Hearts midfield this season. Egypt have three players from England's Premier League - defender Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull) and midfielders Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) and Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke), as well as former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.
Cameroon with a lot of the ball in front of that Egypt defensive line. But so tough to break down, as usual.
Hamed goes over the top of the ball and catches Moukandjo above the ankle. Just as well he got the ball otherwise that was a card.
Cameroon seeing a lot more of the ball after that fast start from Egypt. Just edging possession with 51%.
Djoum with a dangerous cross into the box but headed away by the ever dependable Hegazy.
Djoum held by Hamed and it’s a free kick to Cameroon but deep in their own half. Cagey stuff.
Not much to write home about yet. Just that early chance for El Said. Bassogog has a go but it’s well over the bar.
Both teams have been involved in tense penalty shoot outs already this tournament. If could come down to that again tonight.
Elneny was a doubt for this final but has made it for his 51st cap. Salah makes another good run but can’t quite latch onto it before it goes out for a goal kick.
A late challenge from Fai and Egypt win a free kick. It comes off Oyongo and out for a throw. Egypt pressing more than usual early on.
A bit of a cagey spell after that early Egypt chance. Bassogog sets Siani and his shot is easily fielded by El Hadary.
Bit early to say that Egypt are going for it from the outset but would be delighted if they were and open this final up.
SAVE! Salah plays in El Said and it takes a great save from Ondoa to grab the ball. Destined for the far corner.
Egypt setting up 4-3-3, Cameroon likewise. Cameroon chasing a fifth title. Will Egypt sit back and adopt their successful counter attacking style?
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF: The referee blows the whistle to get us underway here. Could be a tight affair. Always seems to be when Egypt are involved.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The teams are in the tunnel and making their way onto the pitch. Not long to go until this final gets underway. Egypt chasing an eighth title.
A reminder of tonight's teams.
The third place play-off has already been decided.
Seven-time winners Egypt are attempting to win the fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations in which they have competed, the match a repeat of the 2008 final which Egypt won.
Hugo Broos (via BBC): "In the 29 years I've been a coach I've never worked with a group like this. It's a fantastic group of players both on and off the field and they deserve the final. We've shown from the start that we are getting better but it's still a dream that we've got to the final."
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Egypt, 24 games unbeaten in Cup of Nations finals, will win a fourth consecutive tournament in which they have participated if Hector Cuper’s tactics pay off once more; Cameroon are desperate for a first title since 2002. The stakes are high; a thriller may be too much to ask.
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