Wednesday January 20, 2010 Group Stage: Group C Finished Ombaka

Egypt 2 - 0 Benin

  • Al-Muhamadi 7’
  • Moteb 24’

  1. African Cup of Nations - Perfect Egypt through

    African Cup of Nations - Perfect Egypt through

    Egypt progressed to the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations with a 100 per cent record after beating Benin 2-0. More

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    • Egypt
    • Benin
    • 90+3' The referee blows up and Egypt qualify for the quarter-finals with a 100 per cent record! They will be joined by Nigeria.
    • 90+3' Benin fire a free-kick over and that's probably the last action of the match.
    • 90+1' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' Nigeria now lead Mozambique 3-0 in the other Group C fixture. It will be Egypt and Nigeria through to the quarter-finals.
    • 89' Benin make their final change with Tchomogo replaced by Ahoueya.
    • 86' Moteab misses a golden opportunity for 3-0! The striker was found free in the box but, under no pressure whatsoever, dragged his shot wide.
    • 83' Benin just can't get hold of the ball!
    • 82' Crazy decision from the linesman who flags an Egypt player as offside despite him clearly not being active.
    • 81' This game is just drifting to a conclusion now with Egypt continuing to control possession.
    • 79' Benin dangerously lose possession at the back and gift the ball to Zidan but he can't take advantage.
    • 77' Egypt boss Hassan Shehata is obviously keen to protect his players ahead of their quarter-final.
    • 77' Egypt shot stopper El Hadari is replaced by Wahid.
    • 75' Looks like we're going to have a goalkeeping change...
    • 73' Benin are pressing! Ogunbiyi puts in a low cross from the left but Aoudou can only put his side-footed shot wide! Great chance!
    • 70' Seka, still struggling from that injury picked up a couple of minutes ago, is substituted for Pote.
    • 68' Raouf is replaced by Gedo for Egypt.
    • 66' Aoudou gets up extremely well for the corner and El Hadari has to touch his header over the bar!
    • 65' Seka does well to win Benin a corner but gets injured in the process and requires treatment.
    • 63' Egypt win a corner but Zidan's corner is a poor one and Benin clear.
    • 60' Substitute Aoudou's height is causing the Egypt defence a few problems but he can only head straight at El Hadari.
    • 59' El Mohamady puts in an inch-perfect cross but Moteab doesn't gamble in front of goal and can't get anything on it.
    • 58' Egypt defender Fathallah is booked for what looked a good tackle.
    • 56' El Mohamady beats two on the left with ease before whipping in a cross but it is cleared at the near post.
    • 55' Moteab is played in down the left channel and goes for goal but Djidonou makes the save. The better option would have been to square for Zidan there!
    • 53' Zidan replaces El Saka for Egypt.
    • 51' Nigeria now lead Mozambique 2-0 and it's all looking very gloomy for Benin. Follow LIVE text commentary of Nigeria v Mozambique by clicking here!
    • 49' Seka whips in a teasing cross but none of his Benin team-mates gamble in the box.
    • 48' Adenon is booked for Benin. He'll miss the next match if his side pull off a miracle and qualify.
    • 46' One change for Benin at half-time with Aoudou replacing Angan.
    • 45+1' El Mohamady continues to tease the Benin defence and fires in a cross which is cleared.
    • 45' Egypt are looking extremely dangerous down the left and Abdelshafy breaks before whipping in a low cross which Raouf can't quite get a clean strike on.
    • 45' Egypt, as ever, are comfortable in possession.
    • 43' There's a brief stop in play while Egypt defender Fathallah receives treatment after receiving a blow to the mouth.
    • 41' Seka rejoins the action.
    • 40' Benin escape with a free-kick after Moteab broke on the left for Egypt.
    • 38' Seka picked up a knock in the build-up to that move and is receiving treatment on the sidelines.
    • 36' Excellent move by Benin - their first of the match. Koukou exchanges passes with Seka on the edge of the box but Koukou, under pressure from an Egypt defender, fluffs his shot and it rolls straight through to keeper El Hadari.
    • 35' Hassan works space on the left before squaring to Raouf but it's in front of the striker and he can't control it.
    • 34' Egypt are seeking a third successive African Cup of Nations triumph - and seventh overall.
    • 32' Benin take the corner short and Egypt half-clear.
    • 31' Angan wins a free-kick for Benin.
    • 29' This is a training game for Egypt for the next hour. It's all about conserving energy ahead of the quarter-finals.
    • 28' Benin just haven't got going and Raouf has a chance to make it 3-0 but can only direct his header straight at Djidonou.
    • 24' GOAL! If Benin had a tough task on their hands at 1-0 then it's nigh on impossible at 2-0. Egypt break down the right before Benin keeper Djidonou can only palm Raouf's header on to the post and Moteab is there to fire in the rebound. A Benin defender manages to hook it out of the goalmouth but the linesman flags that it went behind the line. 2-0. Game over.
    • 22' Benin are without suspended playmaker Stephane Sessegnon and that's a huge blow to their hopes of qualifying.
    • 20' El Mohamady cuts in behind the Benin defence and fires in a low cross from the right but can't find a red shirt.
    • 19' Koukou attempts an ambitious effort from a long way out and it's easily wide.
    • 18' Benin's Seka is the first to go into the referee's book.
    • 17' Egypt float a ball over the top and try to capitalise on their front pairs pace but Moteab is offside.
    • 16' You can watch this African Cup of Nations game LIVE on British Eurosport 2 or online with Eurosport Player.
    • 15' Benin win a free-kick midway inside the Egypt half but are unable to make anything of it.
    • 14' Egypt look extremely comfortable on the ball and Benin are hardly making an attempt to get it back off them.
    • 12' Angan spots Egypt keeper El Hadari off his line and goes for goal but the midfielder slices he effort high and wide. Great chance for 1-1.
    • 11' What now for Benin? The Squirrels need to win but it's a tall order for them to come from behind against this Egypt side.
    • 10' Did El Mohamady see the keeper off his line? Unlikely as there was two team-mates in the box to aim for - but they all count!
    • 7' GOAL! Egypt's El Mohamady opens the scoring from a cross! The Enppi winger swung one in from the right and Benin keeper Djidonou just watched it fly over his head and into the top corner. Dreadful goalkeeping.
    • 6' It's all very easy for Egypt, who are enjoying the lion's share of the possession at the moment.
    • 5' Egypt win a free-kick in the middle of the park.
    • 3' Neither side can get the ball down early on.
    • 1' And we're underway!
    • - Benin make four changes and must overhaul a side who have scored five and concede just one in the previous two games.
    • - Egypt have already qualified and coach Hassan Shehata has made six changes.
    • - BENIN: Djidonou, Adenon, Boco, Chrysostome, Singbo, Angan, Tchomogo, Koukou, Seka, Ogonbiyi, Omotoyossi.
    • - EGYPT: El Hadari, Fathallah, Al Muhammadi, Abdelshafi, Salem, Al Saqqa, Abd Rabou, Hassan, Ghali, Raouf, Motaeb.
    • - Benin must win this afternoon and hope Nigeria lose to bottom-placed Mozambique to qualify for the quarter-finals.
    • - Welcome to LIVE text commentary of Benin's must-win clash against Group C winners Egypt.
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  • Egypt

    Manager: Hassan Shehata

  • Benin

    Manager: Michel Dussuyer

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