Egypt 2-0 DR Congo: Salah inspires Egypt, Leopards Eliminated

Egypt became the second team after Nigeria to be sure of a last 16 place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. They beat DR Congo 2-0. The Leopards became the first team to be eliminated from the tournament.
Uganda held Zimbabwe to a 1-1 draw in the other Group A game, which means the final round of fixtures will have everything to play for – for everyone except DRC.

Ahmed Elmohamady prodded Egypt ahead on 25 minutes after a wicked Salah cross and the Liverpool star slammed in a second shortly before half-time to spark frenzied celebrations at a packed Cairo International Stadium.

With his side riding their luck, Salah rose to the occasion and settled Egyptian nerves two minutes before half-time with a typically brilliant finish.
Played into space down the right by Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan, Salah skipped inside Tisserand and ripped a crisp low drive inside Matampi’s near post to cue a volcanic eruption from the masses of delirious Egyptians supporters.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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