Monday January 25, 2010 Quarter-final Finished Ombaka

Egypt 3 - 1 Cameroon

  • Hassan 37’, 95’
  • Nagy Gedo 92’
  • Hassan 26’ (o.g.)

  1. African Cup of Nations - Controversial free-kick downs Cameroon

    African Cup of Nations - Controversial free-kick downs Cameroon

    Ahmed Hassan's controversial free-kick sealed Egypt's 3-1 extra time win over Cameroon to set up a semi-final clash with Algeria. More

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    • Egypt
    • Cameroon
    • 120+1 The referee blows up got full-time and it's Egypt who go through as 3-1 winners in very controversial circumstances!
    • 120+1 There will be just one minute of added time.
    • 120' Cameroon free-kick played into the box, El Hadari comes and punches. Cameroon pump the ball into the box but this time El Hadari catches.
    • 119' It looks all over for Cameroon. El Hadari hits a long goal-kick forward which goes all the way through to Kameni.
    • 118' Egypt sub: Hassan comes off for Abdelshafy.
    • 117' Desperate defending from Moawad, who's happy to boot the ball out for a throw.
    • 116' Eto'o picks up the ball and shoots from distance but it's way over. That just about sums up his night. And tournament.
    • 115' Excellent defending from Cameroon's N'Koulou, who remains strong in the air to avert the danger presented by a cross to the back post.
    • 113' Things are going from bad to worse for Cameroon! Chedjou, the only man back, lets a long clearance bounce and Gedo nips round only to be pulled down by the Cameroon player.
    • 112' Cameroon win two more corners but fail to make an impact.
    • 110' The free-kick fails to beat the wall and is deflected out for a corner, which Eto'o can't get past the first defender.
    • 109' Webo wins a free-kick in the right channel. Cameroon need to take advantage of their set piece opportunities if they're to test El Hadari.
    • 107' It's got to be all out attack from Cameroon for 15 minutes now.
    • 106' Cameroon sub: A distraught Geremi is replaced by Njitap.
    • 105+1 The referee blows up to end the first period of extra time.
    • 105+1 Song wins possession in the Egypt half but is forced backwards. Eto'o picks up the ball wide right but his cross is cleared.
    • 105' The Cameroon bench are shell-shocked and certainly don't see a way back.
    • 102' Geremi's free-kick hits the top of the wall and it goes out for a corner.
    • 102' Moawad is booked for dissent in the build-up to the free-kick being taken.
    • 101' Ghaly challenges Webo but takes the man before the ball to give away a free-kick on the right edge of the box. What can Geremi do this time?
    • 98' This is really tough on Cameroon, who have dominated large periods of this game. Still, there's 20 minutes for them to work a way back into the match!
    • 96' The referee really wasn't in the position to give that, did he receive a signal from the linesman? Either way, TV replays show that was clearly NOT over the line! Madness!
    • 95' GOAL! Egypt win a free-kick on the left and Hassan curls it in. It should be a relatively simple save for Kameni but he pushes it on to the bar. The ball bounces down... did it cross the line?! The referee says so!
    • 94' What does Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen do from here?
    • 93' GOAL! Egypt score! Geremi, one of the most experienced players on the pitch, plays a sloppy pass back to Kameni and Gedo nips in to slot it under the keeper.
    • 92' Cameroon have picked up where they left off and Webo hits a shot straight at El Hadari.
    • 91' Cameroon get the first 15 minute period of extra time underway.
    • 90+3' The referee blows up and we will have half-an-hour of extra time.
    • 90+1' There will be three minute added on for someone to conjure up a winner.
    • 90' Egypt deliver a fantastic diagonal ball to Moteab at the back post but he can only put his shot into the side netting! That was a great chance for Egypt to win it!
    • 89' Webo has a chance to get into the game immediately but can't quite outpace Egypt full-back Fathallah.
    • 88' Cameroon sub: Webo comes on for Emana.
    • 87' Bedimo beats El Mohamady easily and Bedimo steams forward on the left but El Mohamady recovers well in his own penalty area to make sure it's only a corner to Cameroon.
    • 85' Egypt sub: Hosni replaced by Ghaly.
    • 83' Eto'o blazes his second shot of the night sky high. Cameroon are creating plenty of opportunities outside the Egypt box but can't work El Hadari.
    • 82' Moteab fights for the ball with Song in the Cameroon box. He wants a penalty! No, the referee is not having any of it and waves play on. That looked six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.
    • 80' Geremi goes for goal again but has to get his shot through a crowd of players and it's blocked.
    • 79' This really looks Cameroon's game to win, earning a free-kick before Mandjeck is brought down for another in a central position. Egypt are walking on a tightrope.
    • 76' The game gets back underway, but not for long, with Cameroon having another free-kick.
    • 74' The stop-start nature of this match continues with Eyong requiring treatment for running into an Egypt player.
    • 73' Hassan throws in another heavy challenge but still avoids a yellow card.
    • 72' Egypt are playing a risky game, trying to play the ball out of the back, but eventually win a free-kick just inside Cameroon's half.
    • 70' Geremi, from probably 40-yards, goes for goal from the free-kick and gets it on target but El Hadari gets his body behind it well.
    • 68' Egypt concede another free-kick deep in their own half with Hassan, with no intention of playing the ball, bringing down Geremi in the air.
    • 68' Egypt make the first substitution of the night with Zidan replaced by Gedo.
    • 67' Cameroon have all the momentum at the moment and Egypt keeper El Hadari goes down requiring treatment.
    • 66' There's a few handbags between Moteab and Song over whose throw-in it is but there's nothing to it and it's Egypt's ball.
    • 63' Emana drives forward before unleashing a swerving shot which El Hadari gets his body behind to parry away.
    • 62' Geremi launches in a long throw from the right which Fathi rises well to clear.
    • 61' Last night's semi-final between Algeria and Ivory Coast went to extra-time. Are we going to have the same tonight?
    • 60' Eto'o wins possession on the edge of the Egypt box and slides the ball to Eyong Enoh who shoots narrowly over.
    • 58' Song drives forward with the ball from the centre of defence but is dispossessed by the sliding Zidan.
    • 57' N'Koulou is fouled by Moteab. The referee blows for a free-kick but N'Koulou proceeds to push Moteab and is booked.
    • 56' Mandjeck is on his toes in the final third and dispossesses a defender before shooting just wide.
    • 55' The start of this second half has been disrupted by a host of free-kicks, this one going to Egypt.
    • 53' Cameroon win a free-kick on the right. Geremi plays it in right-footed and El Hadari punches clear.
    • 51' Mandjeck picks up a yellow card.
    • 49' Cameroon gift Moteab possession in the final third and he bursts forward before snatching at a left-footed shot which is well wide of Kameni's goal. That's two good chances he's misses in as many minutes!
    • 48' El Hadari has to re-align himself quickly to get behind a back pass but he does so and clears.
    • 47' Moteab gets behind the Cameroon defence straight from a El Hadari clearance but Kameni saves!
    • 46' Egypt get the second half underway.
    • 45+2' The referee blows up for half-time.
    • 45+1' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 45' Emana, coming in from the right, unleashes a strike from distance and forces a good save from El Hadari, who takes the sting out of the shot before clearing.
    • 44' Hosni is gifted another free header but fails to get it anywhere near the target!
    • 43' Emana surges forward, flicking the ball forward with the outside of his boot but Fathi puts in an inch-perfect tackle. Emana goes down but the referee waves play on.
    • 41' Cameroon play the free-kick across to Geremi who struggles to control and is forced into a foul, picking up a booking in the process.
    • 40' El Mohamady picks up a harsh booking for a nothing challenge on Eto'o. Gomaa also sees yellow for dissent.
    • 39' GOAL! Hassan makes up for his earlier error in sensational fashion! The midfielder gather possession 30-yards out, goes for goal and Kameni makes a pathetic attempt to push it round the post, instead letting the ball nestle in the bottom corner.
    • 35' There are just over 10 minutes to go until half-time. Egypt are winning more of the ball but are unable to break the Cameroon defence down.
    • 34' Geremi, who played over 100 times in the Premier League with Chelsea and Newcastle United, became the youngest footballer to win an Olympic gold medal when Cameroon topped the podium in Sydney in 2000.
    • 32' Cameroon win their tenth corner of the match! Emana goes for the back post but it's too long.
    • 31' Hassan wins his 170 cap today, making the Egypt captain the most capped player in African history, but he won't want to watch the Cameroon opener again.
    • 29' Cameroon lose concentration with a long ball played over the top by Egypt... Moteab gets his head to it to take the ball past Kameni but the touch is too strong.
    • 27' GOAL! Emana whips in another free-kick to the near post... this time it's on-target and Hassan nods into his own net!
    • 26' Excellent play from Enoh, who shows great strength on the left flank before playing a neat backheel to Bedimo who wins a corner.
    • 25' Zidan plays the free-kick into the box to Fathi, who's completely unmarked but can't find the target.
    • 24' Zidan is pulled down by Song and is shown a yellow card. He's been on the wrong end of three or four fouls already and gifting Egypt set-pieces in the final third will prove costly.
    • 22' Song is dispossessed by Fathi on the halfway line and it nearly proves costly until N'Koulou superbly intercepts Fathi's through ball.
    • 22' Egypt have given possession away very easily throughout this first quarter.
    • 21' Song attempts to play a clever ball behind the Egypt defence to Emana but slightly overhits it.
    • 20' Mandjeck gets away from Hosni, the Egyptian brings him down and is shown the first yellow card of the afternoon.
    • 19' El Mohamady, who likes to get forward from right-back, picks up the ball and is fouled.
    • 18' Hosni tries to go up and over the wall but a Cameroon player gets his head to it to clear for a corner.
    • 17' Zidan breaks for Egypt and Song fouls on the edge of Cameroon's box. This could be dangerous.
    • 16' It's been all Cameroon in these opening 16 minutes but are Paul Le Guen's side going to make their possession count?
    • 15' Eto'o bursts forward and outpaces his marker to win another corner but it's wasted by Cameroon.
    • 14' Song came into this match insisting Cameroon were not out make up for their 2008 final defeat: "Now we are in 2010 and it is a different ball game entirely," he said. "That was 2008 and I think it will be wrong to approach the match with revenge in mind."
    • 13' Emana goes for the back post this time. Egypt clear but only to Geremi on the edge of the box who volleys over.
    • 12' Emana whips two corners into the near post and Egypt clear. Here comes the third corner...
    • 11' The corner is aimed for Song but Motaeb heads clear only for Egypt to concese another corner, Cameroon's third of the match.
    • 10' Geremi chases a long ball down the right and forces a corner for Cameroon.
    • 9' Hassan drives the Egyptians forward again and is brought down by Emana on the right flank.
    • 8' Moteab and Eto'o are top scorers for Egypt and Cameroon respectively, with two goals apiece.
    • 7' Egypt break forward but fail to trouble Cameroon keeper Kameni and it's a goal-kick.
    • 6' Arsenal's Song picks up the ball on the right Idrissou and plays a diagonal ball into Idrissou in the box can he can't quite stretch to meet it.
    • 5' Cameroon are dominating early possession and putting Egypt under more pressure than they had all tournament.
    • 4' Emana attempts to swing in a fierce corner to the near post but can only find the side netting.
    • 3' Hassan is dispossessed and concedes a corner. What can Cameroon do with this early set-piece?
    • 2' Egypt may go into this match as slight favourites but they'll be wary of the pace of Eto'o.
    • 1' Cameroon get us underway!
    • - We begin with a moment of silence in respect of those who lost their lives in the Haiti earthquake.
    • - The teams are out and national anthems being played at the Complexo da Sr. da Graca in Benguela.
    • - You can watch this match LIVE on Eurosport Player.
    • - Cameroon progressed in second from Group D courtesy of a better goals scored record (4) than Gabon (3).
    • - Egypt topped Group C with a 100 per cent record having recorded victories over Nigeria, Mozambique and Benin.
    • - CAMEROON: Carlos Kameni, Bedimo, Geremi, Nkoulou, Chedjou, Song, Eyong, Mandjeck, Emana, Eto'o, Idrissou.
    • - EGYPT: El Hadari, Fathallah, Said, Gomaa, Fathi, Moawad, Abd Rabou, Hassan, Al Muhammadi, Zidan, Motaeb.
    • - This set is HUGE! These two met in the 2008 final, when Egypt ran out 1-0 winners courtesy of Mohamed Aboutrika's 77th minute goal.
    • - Welcome to LIVE text commentary of the first of Monday's African Cup of Nations quarter-finals - holders and six-time champions Egypt against four-time winners Cameroon.
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  • Egypt

    Manager: Hassan Shehata

  • Cameroon

    Manager: Paul Le Guen

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