Abdul Qader Saeed
Monday 11 October 2021
The Egyptian team won a big victory over Libya in the fourth round of the group stage in the African qualifiers for the World Cup, 3-0 away from home.
Egypt raised its score to 10 points to get very close to qualifying for the final stage of the qualifiers, and the difference with Libya expanded to 4 points and Gabon to 6 points before the two final rounds.
Queiroz’s team needs to win only one match in order to qualify for the play-off stage, regardless of competitors’ results.
It is noteworthy that the deciding stage will witness two home and away matches between the 10 group champions, to qualify 5 teams for the World Cup in Qatar next year.
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the summary of the match
The match began with the control of the Egyptian team, with advanced pressure from the Libyan team, so that the first quarter of an hour passed in this manner without any danger.
The Egyptian danger appeared for the first time in the 16th minute after a pass reached Salah on the edge of the penalty area to pass to Mostafa Mohamed, who tried to dodge before paying to waste Egypt’s first chances.
A new Egyptian opportunity arose in the 21st minute, after Marmoush penetrated the left side after a pass from Abdullah Al-Saeed, to be unique to the goalkeeper and bypass him before he hit a ball that passed next to the post.
Mohamed El-Shennawy left the match in the 26th minute due to a hamstring injury, to be replaced by Mohamed Abu Jabal.
In the 34th minute, Mohamed Salah passed the ball to Mostafa Mohamed inside the penalty area, to pay the latter a weak ground with his left, which went to the arms of the goalkeeper.
The Egyptian team advanced in the 39th minute after a wonderful teamwork that ended with a pass from Mostafa Mohamed to Ahmed Fattouh inside the penalty area to send a ground shell into the net.
Mustafa Mohamed added the second goal for the Egyptian team in the 45 + 4 minute after a wonderful cross from Omar Marmoush to turn it header into the net of the owners of the land.
Muhammad Abu Jabal starred in the 57th minute after a Libyan attempt from the left side ended with a shot in the corner near the goalkeeper, who successfully blocked it.
Mostafa Mohamed almost scored the second goal in the 62nd minute with a missile shot from Mustafa Mohamed from outside the penalty area, which goalkeeper Nashnoush turned into a corner kick.
Substitute Ramadan Sobhi added the third goal in the 72nd minute after being alone with the goalkeeper, which ended with a ground shot that hugged the Libyan net.
Mohamed Salah hit a free ball from outside the penalty area to send a shell to his left in the 83rd minute, but the ball went away from the Libyan team’s goal.