Egypt vs Ghana: Pharaohs closer than ever to Russia 2018
Egyptian National football team clinched an ever precious 2-0 win over their Ghanaian counterparts, on Sunday at Borg El Arab Stadium, in front of more than 75,000 spectators, in a scene not witnessed in a very long time.
The pharaohs played a very tactical game, under the guidance of coach Hector Cuper, who neglected possession and offense in favor of safety.
That was very apparent in his choice of Mahmoud Trezeguet over Ramadan Sobhy, as the former has a strong defensive streak, as well as starting with Mohamed Elneny and Tarek Hamed, who both weigh more on the defensive side of the midfield.
The first goal came from an exhilarating penetration from Trezeguet from the left side, that awarded him a penalty in a crucial time, at the 43rd minute, that was placed in the net by Mohamed Salah.
The second half started with Ramadan Sobhy coming in place of Bassem Morsy, who was replaced in position by Salah.
The defensive work accomplished by the Egyptian team is one to be taught, as the Ghanaians couldn’t find any way to penetrate Egypt’s lines, if it weren’t for a few balls in a moment of defocus.
The second goal in another crucial moment, at the 86th minute, to kill any hope for the Ghanaian side to return to the game and to ensure Egypt’s heading its group, and moving closer than ever to reaching the dream of participating in the world cup.