Video: Salah becomes man of the moment as he scores a penalty to send Egypt through to AFCON quarter-finals
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was the penalty hero for his nation at the moment as he scored the very important penalty to preserve Egypt’s AFCON dream alive.
With Ivory Coast and Egypt each failing to score in regular time after which additional time, it got here down to a penalty shoot-out to determine who would go through.
Two kicks every in nonetheless noticed no separation, earlier than Manchester United defender Eric Bailly missed the primary, and finally most decisive penalty of the shootout.
His informal shot allowed substitute goalkeeper Mohamed Abougabal to get a foot on the ball and redirect it onto the bar and away from the goal.
Each of the next takers then additionally transformed from the spot, earlier than Salah stored his cool to smash dwelling a penalty to the proper of the goal, sending the goalkeeper the fallacious method within the course of.
Egypt progresses to the quarter-finals and can face Morocco for a spot within the semi-finals.
It will probably be considered disappointing for Liverpool fans to see their player nonetheless not returning to the club, however with the winter break this weekend it means Salah needs to be accessible for the club’s subsequent Premier League fixture anyway.
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