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Egypt Beats Host Nation Cameroon to Reach AFCON 2021 Final

Egypt qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations final with a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Cameroon. Egypt will face Senegal in the final on Sunday, avenging their defeat to Cameroon in 2017 final. Egypt squeals with delight, as Cameroon sobs in agony.

Cameroon dominated the first half and had multiple chances to take the lead. In the 18th minute, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui climbed the tallest to a corner and hit the top of the crossbar. Vincent Aboubakar was on the verge of grabbing the rebound, but his shot went wide of the post.

Egypt made a strong start to the second half, but they were unable to create any clear-cut chances. As the game progressed, both teams proceeded to cancel each other out, making it a cagey affair.

Carlos Queiroz, the manager of the Pharaohs, was sent off in the dying minutes of the game after arguing with the referee over what he perceived to be a foul.

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Extra time started in the same way, with both teams’ players appearing svelte. When Sobhi beat his man on the right in the dying minutes of the game, Egypt had a wonderful chance. He overhit his cross, which sailed past everyone, with a lot of his teammates in the box.

Gabaski, the Egyptian goalie saved two penalties before Clinton N’Jie blasted the game-winning kick into the Olembe Stadium’s running track. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, both of Liverpool, will face each other in the final on Sunday.

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