Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe: Salah far from impressive in hosts' neat AFCON opener

- June 22, 2019

Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe: Salah far from impressive in hosts' neat AFCON opener

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With Zimbabwe goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda in fine form, Egypt had to settle for a 1-0 win in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations.

2019 Africa Cup of Nations

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Match Events

9' NICE TRY! Trezeguet's shot wide out
22' MISS! Mohsen's shot over the bar
30' SAVE! Sibanda denies Salah's shot
37' MISS! Billiat's shot saved
41' GOAL! Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe (Trezeguet)
Trézéguet right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ayman Ashraf.
50' NICE TRY! Trezeguet's long shot saved
67' SAVE! Salah's shot saved again
87' SHOT! Salah misses another golden chance

Match Report

Egypt got off to a winning start at the Africa Cup of Nations thanks to Mahmoud Hassan's first-half goal against Zimbabwe.
The tournament hosts would have been looking to Champions League winner Mohamed Salah for inspiration but in fact it came through a different source in the 41st minute.
24-year-old midfielder Hassan fired home the only goal of the game by cutting in from the left before curling a fine effort into the bottom corner of the Zimbabwe net.
His 41st-minute strike proved decisive as Egypt spurned a number of chances to make a bigger impact but they will be satisfied with picking up maximum points from their opening game.

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