Egypt vs Congo: One step closer to Russia 2018.
Egypt clinched a precious win on Congo in the 2018 World cup qualifiers on the host’s home turf.
The first half was dominated by the Congolese, using the left side of the Egyptian team to place multiple crosses, forming a danger on Essam El-Hadary’s goal.
The first goal came at around the 22nd minute from another cross from the left, that wasn’t met neither by Ali Gabr nor by Omar Gaber, and was seized by the Congolese giant Férébory Doré to place Congo in the lead.
Mohamed Salah had the opportunity at multiple occasions to even the score, including a very intricately played free kick, but it wasn’t until the 40th minute that a cross from Mohamed AbdelShafy came to be placed in the Congolese net by Salah’s header.
The second half saw the second goal for the Pharaohs, from a magnificent through lob from Tarek Hamed, and a precise placing by Mohamed Salah that found the foot of Abdallah El-Saiid, launching it into the net at the 57th minute.
A sure goal was saved at the 72nd minute by AbdelShafy from the goal line, and 10 minutes later another was lost form a wonderful three-way dance between Tarek Hamed, Ramadan Sobhy and Abdallah EL-Saiid, that went inches above the net.
The pharaohs need to pay attention to any and all crosses, as they currently form a big risk especially in the upcoming gamed against Ghana, that could will be decisive in our qualifying to Russia 2018.