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AFCON 2017: Egypt Beat Morocco To The Semis Ticket, End 31 Year Jinx

AFCON 2017: Egypt Beat Morocco To The Semis Ticket, End 31 Year Jinx

By Johnny Edward:

Egypt ended their 31 year winless jinx against Morocco, defeating the Atlas Lions by a lone goal to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Egypt's only win in five previous Nations Cup matches against Morocco came in a 1986 semi-final on home soil and there was no better way to  end the miserable run than a convincing win in AFCON 2017 quarter-final cracker.

Mahmoud Kahraba's late goal sealed another win for Egypt, thus ending Herve Renard' hopes of winning a third AFCON title.

Egypt will face Burkina Faso in the semi-finals in Libreville on Wednesday.

Egypt had the first real chance at goal in the opening six minutes when Mohammed Elmohammady's tame shot was blocked.

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The Egyptians had another attempt at goal and this time it was Trezeguet firing a left footed shot from the left side of the box which was saved by the goalkeeper.

The first half was rather rough as the Atlas Lions committed several fouls before the break.
 
At the start of the second half, Morocco had the first attempt at goal through their skipper Medhi Benatia who headed Mbark Boussoufa's corner kick wide.

Faycal Fajr late minute effort  from outside the box went wide to the disgust of their coach.

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