Egypt on Sunday advanced to the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals after beating Morocco with a 2-1 score in the extra time.
Morocco broke the deadlock with a penalty goal from Soufiane Boufal in the 6th minute at Yaoundé’s Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.
In the 53rd minute, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored a goal for the pharaoh’s to level the match. The quarterfinal game went to extra time as regular time ended 1-1.
Aston Villa midfielder Trexeguet’s 100th minute goal fired Egypt through to the AFCON semifinals with the winner earning a 2- 1 victory over Morocco.
Egypt struggled to impose themselves in the first half and had Salah to thank for their progress. Without him, they had no creativity and were reduced to taking punts from a distance.
At the end of the day, Morocco can hold their hands up for having lost to one of the continent’s finest teams, but will still be kicking themselves for not threatening more to score an equalizer.
Egypt will meet the hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals on Thursday, as they continue their search for a first AFCON title since 2010.