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Egypt vs Cameroon Live Score and Commentary

Egypt
FT
1 - 2
Cameroon
Mohamed Elneny 22'
59' N. N'Koulou
88' V. Aboubakar
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

EGYPT 1 - 2 CAMEROON

THE  LIONS ARE VERY MUCH THE INDOMITABLE LIONS AGAIN! What a match! What a final! They have well and truly deserved to break that 15-year-old drought -
Oh and WHAT A PLAYER VINCENT ABOUBAKAR IS - and they have made a whole lot of Cameroonian players who turned down the call-up look very, very silly.

Egypt were excellent in the first half, but Cameroon were just something
else in that second half. Their equaliser was a well-taken goal, but Aboubakar's winner was one truly worthy of a Continental Cup final. 

Magnifique. 

It was an absolute pleasure covering this, and I hope you had just as much fun reading. 

Thank you for the company, Anirudh Menon signing out. 

Toodle-ooo
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95' It could be a bit more serious than cramp, he's been stretchered off - and Cameroon have 10 men on the field. THEY HAVE ALREADY MADE THREE SUBS!
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94' Zoua walks off as Cameroon waste a bit of time by bringing on Mandjeck. Bassagog meanwhile find his legs cramping up. Of course he does
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93' Elneny has a curl - but it's got more chance of reaching the Emirates than the back of the Cameroonian net
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92' Three minutes added on, by the bye
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91' Fai gets a yellow card for a foul on Warda. It really was a foul by Warda!! Horrendous decision, and will Egypt use this stroke of fortune to push this brilliant game to added time?
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90' Egypt have no choice but to commit forward, but it leaves them dangerously open at the back. Bassagog rips Elmohamady apart with a searing run down the left after brilliant hold up play by Aboubakar yet again, but his  cut back is behind everyone else. 
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OH MY GOODNESS LORD WHAT A GOAL! OH MY! OH.... MY! Aboubakar controls a hopeful long ball on his chest before flicking it over his, and Gabr's, head with a lovely little touch before smacking it into the bottom corner with an excellent finish. 

IT WAS THREE DEFENDERS... THREE EGYPTIAN DEFENDERS... AGAINST ONE MAN and that one man did it. WHAT A GOAL. WHAT A PLAYER
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87' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL!! GOOOOOOOOOOOALL!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOALL! VINCENT ABOUBAKAR!!! CAMEROOON LEAD!
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86' Al Said goes crashing into Bassagog, and Cameroon have another free kick. Neither team look willing to commit too much forward now. Extra time beckons...
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85' Bassagog is running the show out here - and Sobhi has to resort to illegal means to stop another one of his runs down the left. Cameroon pass the ball around the back for a bit now as they ready themselves for a final onslaught.
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84' Doesn't clear the first man. Rubbish.
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83' Elneny picks out Al Said, but the playmaker's ball in is cut out - Egypt retain possession, though, and they stroke the ball around a bit as they catch their breath. Warda holds on to N'Kolou and then falls down - the ref is somehow convinced that's a freekick for Egypt and Al Said will look to whip this ball in. 
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82' UFF! Lovely chest control from Aboubakar and it allows him to release Moukandjo - but the Captain's ball runs out of play behind the goal. What a difference Vincent Aboubakar has made to this outfit. 
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81' OH This is a touch too much sportsmanship from Bassagog. Warda is on the ground at the other end of the pitch with a bout of cramp - and with the ref not blowing the whistle, he really had NO need to play that ball out. 
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80' How good must Joel Matip and co. be feeling right now, eh? How do you refuse your national team, for crying out loud! 
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78' AI AI AI AI! Bassagog finds Moukandjo with a lovely little ball, but the ball bobbles up at the last second and the Cameroonian's shot smacks off his ankle, and out of the stadium. It's not a very good football pitch, this. 
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77'... Zoua runs all the way from his own half to the edge of the box before mishitting a shot well wide. It is ALL CAMEROON right now. Bassagog plays in Moukandjo on the opposite wing, and the Cameroonians kickstart another bout of passing. 
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76' Siani tries an over elaborate crossfield ball, and gift Egypt the ball back - but the Pharoahs are treating the ball like the ancient ones treated cats... not touching the damn thing for more than a second...
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75' Two minutes go by as Egypt try to suck the momentum out of Cameroon, and they manage to keep the ball in the opposition third... but only for about twenty seconds.
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72' Cameroon are not flustered though, and they come roaring forward to win another corner. Moukandjo tries a near post routine with Zoua, but the Egyptians hold strong and that's that. Everyone takes a breather as Hadary uses all 44 years of his experience to take a moment... and tie his shoelaces. 
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71' nothing comes off the corner.... but at the other end, Sobhi picks out Salah with a lovely little ball and the ROMA MAN PULLS OFF THE MOVE OF THE TOURNAMENT AS HE LOBS THE BALL OVER OYONGO BEFORE KILLING IT WITH A LOVELY TOUCH. If only he had beat Ngadjui to the second ball, that would have been the goal of the tournament - by a country mile
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70' UFF! CAMEROON ARE ROARING NOW! Aboubakar pulls out a couple of high speed stepovers before hammering a shot straight at Gabr. The ball falls to Moukandjo who has a pop of his own, but Gabr flings himself in front of that too. 
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69' Moukandjo plays in another lovely ball and N'Kolou wins yet another header in  the box, but he just cant direct his header on goal.
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68' Moukandjo clips it onto the far post, but Hegazi defends that one well. EVERYONE IS PUMPED UP NOW! Cameroon - who have a corner now - especially!
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67' OOO! Hegazi looks flustered for the first time in this tournament. Zoua draws out a rather unnecessary foul from the Egyptian defender, and Cameroon have a freekick in a dangerous position. 
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66' Cuper is not happy with what he is seeing and hooks Trezeguet for the exciting 20-year old Stoke City man Ramadan Sobhi.
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65' Fai has a pop from 40 yards - he really should have rolled it into the path of Aboubakar, and the striker lets him know exactly that.
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64' But Cameroon are hell bent on doing something about their 15 year old AFCON drought. Moukandjo tries to whip in a ball into the lively Aboubakar, but Fathy is back covering well. 
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63' Egypt have not lost an AFCON final for 55 years. FIFTY-FIVE YEARS!!! and just to tell you how tough a task Cameroon are up against - no team has scored 2 goals or more against Egypt since November 2014 (21 games and counting)
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62' The noise in the stadium is OFF the charts! Cameroon are a team on fire right now - Fai and Warda get into a bit of an arguement, but it's all nipped in the bud by the no-nonsense ref.
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61' Dull affairs, eh these AFCON finals? HAH! Moukandjo goes on a gander down the right, but Fathy does really well to get in front of him and win a freekick. 
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Cameroon Equalise and it's from a superb delivery from Moukandjo. The Cameroonian skipper pumped it into the far post and N'Kolou ROSE MAJESTICALLY to absolute boss Hegazi in the air and power the ball into the net. GAME, WELL AND TRULY ON!
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59' GOOOOOOOOOOALL!! N'KOLOU!!!!!!!!!!! AND It's from a cross!!!
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58' UFFF! WHAT A BALL! Salah sweeps it in, and it takes an excellent header from Ngadjui to stop Wadr from nodding it in. The ball breaks to Bassagog who BREAKS AT EXTREME PACE...but Elmohamady sees him off and concedes a corner
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57' Mo Salah is some player isn't he. He runs on to the ball, and then teases Oyongo into conceding a foul in a rather dangerous position. He'll now look to whip it onto the heads of hEgazi and Wadr
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56' Again it's not for long - Bassagog, who has switched flanks with Moukandjo - tries to run at Elmohamady... he's stopped, but the ball comes back immediately. 
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55' Egypt are sitting deeper and deeper as they invite pressure. Fai tries to play in Moukandjo early, but the ball's overhit and Egypt have another breather.
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54' The ball's worked out to Oyongo, but his early cross is not the greatest and Egypt have a goal kick... there's no relief though as Cameroon win the ball back immediately
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53' Djoum and Aboubakar exchange quick passes before the former releases Fai down the right. The right back takes a second too long to put in a cross, and Trezeguet blocks it well. 
90'+4'
G. Mandjeck
J. Zoua
90'+4'
C. Bassogog
Ramadan Sobhi
90'+2'
90'+1'
C. Fai
89'
V. Aboubakar
88'
V. Aboubakar
assist: S. Siani
Ramadan Sobhi
Trézéguet
65'
59'
N. N'Koulou
assist: B. Moukandjo
46'
V. Aboubakar
R. Tambe
31'
N. N'Koulou
A. Teikeu
Mohamed Elneny
assist: Mohamed Salah
22'
Tournament African Cup of Nations - Final
Stadium Stade d'Angondjé
Match time Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:30 AM
Cameroon (4-2-3-1)
Hugo Broos (Manager)
1
Essam El Hadary
7
Ahmed Fathy
6
Ahmed Hegazi
2
Ali Gabr
3
Ahmed El Mohamady
17
Mohamed Elneny
8
Tarek Hamed
21
Trézéguet
19
Abdalla El Said
10
Mohamed Salah
22
Amr Warda
1
F. Ondoa
6
A. Oyongo
4
A. Teikeu
5
M. Ngadeu-Ngadjui
19
C. Fai
17
A. Sutchuin Djoum
15
S. Siani
8
B. Moukandjo
9
J. Zoua
13
C. Bassogog
18
R. Tambe
Cameroon (4-2-3-1)
Hugo Broos (Manager)
Egypt Subs
4
Omar Gaber
5
Ibrahim Salah
9
Koka
12
Ahmed Dewidar
13
Mohamed Abdul Shafy
14
Ramadan Sobhi
15
Karim Hafez
16
Sherif Ekramy
20
Saad Samir
Cameroon Subs
2
E. Mabouka
3
N. N'Koulou
7
C. N'Jie
10
V. Aboubakar
11
E. Salli
12
F. Boya
14
G. Mandjeck
16
J. Goda
20
K. Toko Ekambi
21
M. Djetei
22
J. Ngwem
23
G. Bokwé
44% POSSESSION 56%
4 SHOTS 15
2 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
11 FOULS 14
0 CORNERS 6
1 OFFSIDES 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
1 SAVES 1
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 2 5
2 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Gabon 3 0 3 0 0 3
4 Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 -3 1
1 Senegal 3 2 1 0 4 7
2 Tunisia 3 2 0 1 1 6
3 Algeria 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 -4 1
1 Congo DR 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Morocco 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 Côte d'Ivoire 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Togo 3 0 1 2 -4 1
1 Egypt 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Ghana 3 2 0 1 1 6
3 Mali 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Uganda 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Updated: Feb 06, 2017 02:26 AM | Published: Feb 05, 2017 21:10 PM