Pharoahs Beat the Elephants on Penalties, Fans Thrilled With Egypt and Ivory Coast Encounter in Douala
- Egypt beat Ivory Coast on penalties to book a place against Morocco in the next round of the tournament
- Fans enjoyed the thrilling encounter at Douala which saw the Pharaohs edge out the Elephants on penalties
- Eric Bailly missed a penalty earlier which got fans on Twitter commenting on how they expected it from a Manchester United player
Egypt beat the Ivory Coast on penalties in a thrilling encounter in Douala, Cameroon to book a match against Morocco in the quarter-finals of AFCON.
Mohamed Salah converted the final penalty to give the Pharaohs an epic win over The Elephants.
Manchester United's Eric Bailly missed a penalty earlier to put the Ivory Coast on the back foot and Twitter was quick to point it out.
"Mohamed Salah with a huge penalty goal again for Egypt as they beat Ivory Coast 5-4 in the penalty shoot out to advance into Quarter Final of AFCON. Bailly of Man Utd the only player to miss his kick as usual, those folks from Manchester disappoint. Egypt vs Morocco"
Ivory Coast vs Egypt: Salah Fires the Pharaohs to AFCON 2021 Quarter-Finals After Epic Penalty Shootout
"Eric Bailly missed his penalty so that Egypt goes through, which means Mo Salah will not return Liverpool now. #AFCON2021"
"Let's Not Blame Eric Bailly, Let's Blame Manchester United I Mean That Finished Club"
Fans also praised the referee during the game and the performance of Mo Salah who once again stepped up to guide Egypt to victory.
"I really enjoyed the match between Egypt vs Ivory Coast perfect officiating; this referee is the best so far; please he should be the one to officiate the finals #CIVEGY #AFCON2021"
"Ivory Coast vs Egypt: Egypt advance to the Quarter-finals winning 5-4 on penalties after game ended 0-0. Some stellar kicks by both sides. Over 120 min, Salah fashioned a few nice chances which were not taken. So he appropriately stepped up & buried the final kick."
Mo Salah Makes Bold Declaration On Winning AFCON Ahead of Round of 16 Clash Against Ivory Coast
Earlier Sports Brief reported that Liverpool and Egypt winger Mohammed Salah said that the African Cup of Nations trophy will be the one closest to his heart if his nation manages to clinch it.
The Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, 29, was speaking at a press conference ahead of the Pharaoh's crunch round of 16 African Cup of Nations clash against Ivory Coast, slated for Wednesday, January 26.
Egypt are considered one of the favourites in the tournament, and their chances of winning it have been raised by the exits of some giants including Ghana, Nigeria and Algeria. Coach Carlos Queiroz’s men have however been effective, rather than brilliant in the tournament so far.