Africa Cup of Nations: Mohamed Salah gives Egypt a valuable victory...

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Mohamed Salah managed to score a single goal against Guinea-Bissau, giving Egypt the first victory in the African Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon.

The Pharaohs team was lucky, as Mama Baldy scored a late equalizer, but the referee canceled it after a review by the video assistant referee due to an error.

Egypt, which holds the record for winning the tournament seven times, lost its opening match in the group to Nigeria, 0-1.

Egypt dominated the match against Guinea Bissau to a large extent, as 3 shots from its players hit the post.

Salah scored the only goal 21 minutes before the end of the match, to achieve a decisive victory in the city of Garoua.

The Liverpool striker received a cross pass with a direct shot with his left foot from the edge of the penalty area, which crossed the outstretched hand of Guinea Bissau goalkeeper Jonas Mendes.

In the 82nd minute, Baldi made his way from the left side and hit a curling ball into the net, but the goal was canceled after the referee decided that the striker had obstructed Egypt defender Omar Kamal before taking the shot.

Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy saved a shot from Moreto Cassama in stoppage time, ensuring a result that lifted his team to second place in Group D, three points ahead of leaders Nigeria and two points from Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.

The King of Egypt regains his crown

Salah was isolated in the attack line against Nigeria, but he was involved from the start against Guinea-Bissau, seeing his low shot from a distance hitting the post in the second minute.

Then the Egyptian captain played his role in an attack that ended with a shot from Mustafa Mohamed hitting the base of Al-Qaim itself.

Carlos Queiroz’s team was less impressive in the second half, but Amr Al-Sulayya managed to pass the ball accurately inside the penalty area to Salah, who netted it with a tight shot.

Zizou almost boosted the Egyptian team’s progress 15 minutes before the end of the match with a shot from inside the penalty area that hit the post.

Guinea-Bissau failed to pose a threat in the majority of the match, but Jorginho shot directly at El-Shennawy, and then Egypt lucked out when Balde’s goal was disallowed.

Egypt faces Sudan in its last match in the group on Wednesday (19:00 GMT), and a draw is enough for it to secure second place in the group, while Guinea-Bissau must beat Nigeria in order to have a hope of qualifying for the round of 16.

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