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Tops / Flops Ivory Coast-Egypt: Gabaski national hero, Sangaré fallen in spite of himself


Gabaski solid, Sangaré much less, Haller discreet … The tops and flops after the 8th of the CAN between Côte d'Ivoire and Egypt (0-0 after, 4-5 on pens).


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The two Egyptian goalkeepers do the job

Alternately, El Shenawy and Gabaski repelled the Ivorian strikes, until disgusting their opponents of the day.

The number one goalkeeper of the Egyptian selection, qualified on penalties against the Elephants on Wednesday (0-0, 5-4 on pens), held his rank very well, before being injured on an outing that seemed innocuous.

Gabaski then took over a few minutes before the end of regulation time.

The Ivorians framed eight shots in total for 120 minutes, forcing as many opposing parries.

The number 2 of the day, with the 16 in the back, was then the hero of the penalty shootout.

He notably diverted Bailly's attempt on his crossbar.

Enough to win in the end.

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The changes have been good

A match that was complicated for both teams, who struggled to set the pace.

After a great highlight for the Egyptians at the start of the second half, the intensity of the match dropped significantly in the second half.

However, Hassan Trézéguet, who came on in the 71st minute, did a lot of good.

The Aston Villa winger created three big chances over the next 50 minutes.

On the other side, Jérémie Boga - who recently joined the ranks of Atalanta - and Wilfried Zaha, who entered the pitch a few seconds after Trézéguet, brought their qualities of speed and percussion.

One in the axis, the other on the side.

That's good, we no longer saw Nicolas Pépé.


The inefficiency of the Pharaohs

A team that had scored little so far - two goals in three games - and this Wednesday evening, we understand better why.

Mohamed Salah's teammates shot 21 times on goal, for only... five shots on target.

Zero goals scored, like against Nigeria, but this time in 120 minutes.

On the other hand, the five shooters converted their shooting on goal.

This is the main.

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Sébastien Haller too discreet

The star striker of the Elephants did not stand out in this meeting.

His midfielders - uninspired - struggled to find him.

And for his part, he made little effort to move.

He misses a big chance at the end of the game when he was alone, or almost, facing the opposing goalkeeper three meters from the goals.

His head, too focused on the doorman, is easily diverted.

We also remember the very nice pass from Eric Bailly to his striker.

Total misunderstanding and missed opportunity.

Badra Ali Sangaré was almost there

He came very close to being in the top of the game, but he cost the victory to his people almost all by himself.

Requested five times during the 120 minutes, he knew how to be serious and diligent.

On the other hand, he was too predictable on the penalty shootout, often diving too early.

Opposing shooters had no trouble taking her the wrong way.

Like a lack of experience for this 35-year-old goalkeeper.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-01-26

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