Mohamed Salah scores decisive penalty in shootout to send Egypt into AFCON quarter-finals


Egypt advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after beating Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties.

Despite the lack of goals, it was an exciting game with many opportunities, despite the poor condition of the stadium in Douala.

Ivory Coast suffered a major setback when Franck Kessie was sent off in the first half, while Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy was sent off in the 88th minute, saving twice.

No goals were scored after 120 minutes, and nothing will separate the two sides until the third round of penalties.

Substitute goalkeeper Gabaski saved Eric Bailly’s pack-kick, which made a difference when Mohamed Salah came on and took Egypt’s fifth penalty which saw the Pharaohs advance to the last eight.

Egypt will play Morocco on Sunday to book a place in the AFCON semi-finals

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