Egypt defeated Ivory Coast in a tense match on Wednesday at the Douala stadium in Cameroon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022.

On the night, they both cancelled each other out, but Ivory Coast proved more dangerous on the attack, with Nicholas Pepe and Wilfried Zaha flanking the Egyptians.

The game required penalties to settle the scores because extra time was insufficient for the two contenders.

The Egyptians had a stout defense as they attempted to force a counter-attack on several occasions in order to inflict damage on the Ivory Coasts.

Mohamed Salah scored the game-winning penalty for Egypt, but Eric Bailly’s miss cost the Ivorians the match because it was the only miss in the shootout.

Eric Bailly was fouled after El Shenawy poked the ball to the crossbar and then caught it.

Egypt has now surpassed Ivory Coast, with Kamal Sayed scoring his own goal to make the score 2-3.
With a 4-4 tie, Wilfried Zaha put Ivory Coast back in the game.

Mohamed Salah’s goal propelled Egypt into the quarterfinals, while Bailly’s miss cost Ivory Coast the game.

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