Drama in Group C as Morocco Thrashed Togo

Sequence and Series is what we witness after Match day two in Group C.

Defending champions Ivory Coast forces Congo DR to an entertaining 2-2 draw earlier on Friday.
The Leopards entered the clash as group leaders and underlined that fact with the opening goal just 10 minutes in, Neeskens Kabano with an unstoppable drive from a tight angle which flashed past Sylvain Gbohouo and into the bottom corner of the net.

The Elephants weren’t without their own threat, though, and a period of sustained pressure finally took its toll as Wilfried Bony managed to head home the equaliser after 26 minutes following a pin-point corner from Wilfried Zaha.
However, the reigning champions had barely finished celebrating before they again found themselves trailing, Junior Kabananga getting in ahead of his marker to nod home Ndome Mubele’s delivery at the near post, less than 120 seconds after Cote d’Ivoire had leveled matters.
Once more, though, the Elephants showed their fighting spirit and drew themselves level on 67 minutes, Die Serey’s shot taking a deflection off Marcel Tisserand to completely wrong foot Ley Matampi, who could only helplessly watch on as the ball crossed the line.
The Atlas lions of Morocco becomes the first team to score more than two goals in a match at the ongoing Afcon after coming from a goal down to pound Togo 3-1 on Friday.
Sparrow Hawks came out the blocks flying and opened the scoring inside five minutes, Mathieu Dossevi rounding off a decisive counter attack after latching onto Floyd Ayite’s pass and sliding the ball home past Munir Mohamedi.
It wasn’t long before the Lions of the Atlas found a response, though, with Aziz Bouhaddouz getting on the end of a corner to nod home past goalkeeper Kossi Agassa with 14 minutes gone on the clock.
Morocco seemed to click into another gear after the goal and stormed into the lead on 21 minutes, Faycal Fajr providing the set-piece delivery to find Romain Saiss, who duly headed past the keeper.
With just under 20 minutes remaining the Moroccans opened up a two-goal advantage, although Agassa will know he should have done much better after allowing Youssef En-Nesyri’s speculative shot from distance to slip between his grasp and into the back of the net.
Congo DR now just need to avoid defeat against Togo to qualify the knockout,Togo will have to win by at least two clear goals to stand a chance.
A draw could be enough for Herve Renard led Morocco against Ivory Coast that must beat the Atlas lions to make it to the next round.

Photos Credit : Cafonline

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