MO SALAH have set up a final confrontation with Liverpool friend Sadio Mane after beating hosts Cameroon in the standings.
Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar said before the semi-final that Salah not Kylian Mbappe – but the Kop star got the last laugh because he wasn’t even needed in the shootout.
The two sides drew 0-0 for 120 minutes.
But it was Egypt that progressed on the penalty spot after Cameroon erroneously missed FATHER consecutive penalties.
Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o had predicted the clash would be a “fight” – and he was not wrong as Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz received two yellow cards in the three-minute spell near the end of time. regulations.
Before Manchester United No 2 had to be held back after he thought a Cameroon star had knocked out one of his players.
After complaining to the line referee, Queiroz received a yellow card in the 87th minute.
But the Portuguese strategist could not cool down and instead continued to act rough when his assistant kept him.
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That led to the referee getting in on the action, and he was quick to issue a red card sending Queiroz off to the stands.
But the anger turned to joy after the penalty shootout when Queiroz joined in a passionate celebration with his Egyptian players.
Unsurprisingly, the game got off to a soft start after they returned to Olembe Stadium for the first time since eight people tragically lost their lives in an off-ground collision ten days ago.
Salah gave the Lions a warning when he cut in and fired a shot wide of the post in the 9th minute.
But Cameroon prevailed as Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui headed over the bar before Aboubakar’s header narrowly missed the post.
Tournament top scorer Karl Toko Ekambi then squandered another chance by heading to the ground.
Egypt coach Queiroz threw Aston Villa’s Trezeguet into the field after the break and the winger gave his team a lift.
But Salah’s first touch of the ball let him down as he got stuck in a poor back pass due to Trezeguet’s impact.
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The Liverpool winger saw through the goal but Onana shot wide with his poor touch as the winger failed to reach him.
In a semi-final that lacked drama, Queiroz was ecstatic before normal time was over.
But he celebrated after winning the shootout – not that he will be in Sunday’s final.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4608345/cameroon-egypt-afcon-penalties-salah-quieroz/ Mo Salah sets up Afcon’s final match against Liverpool friend Sadio Mane after the penalty shootout