The second period begins with a different face. The Moroccans have come back from the locker room with more energy and are putting pressure on their rivals.
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Sunstroke over Gabon. At the start of Aguerd, Nusayri goes behind the defense and sees that Amonome misses his intervention completely. The Moroccan striker finished the empty goal, but finally took off on the grounds of offside.
On the right side, Oyono addresses a cross that appears to be very long. Livina turns away and tries to straighten acrobatics. His ball turns into a shot and fails to trick El Kajoi and bounces off the top of the crossbar.
Nice catch from Oyono on the right that surprises Masina and extends into the axis. Slips to Elevena who tries his luck between the side and Agord. His shot at the end of the race crosses the Moroccan goal and Elkjoui does not worry.
At 28 metres, the Moroccan free kick is pushed back by the Gabonese wall. Hakimi recovers the ball and decides to return it to the box. A cross goes to the far post and misses Al Kaabi, who is finally cleared.
From his defence, Aguerd holds the ball and comes to surplus in midfield. He finds a solution behind it. The Mother of God takes the initiative to strike, but Buko is jostled. free kick.
Back with a bang for Morocco. Dawn approaches in the right axis and arms. His cross shot takes the direction of the small inner net but Amonome relaxes completely and deflects for a corner kick.
The angle after the dangerous Fajr strike does nothing. In fact, he captures Amonome in the far center and brings calm to his area.
Gabon made the sense in the second half against Morocco (1-0). After twenty drugged minutes, Levina took advantage of a fatal mistake from Shkla to clear Ammonom to inherit the ball and appear alone against El Kagwi and deceive him with a cross shot. The Gabonese could have doubled the bets of Kanga and Ballon, but the Moroccan goalkeeper kept his team in the match. Vahid Halilhodzic’s men showed great difficulty in building the game and created little danger.
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20:46 – Yellow card for Bubandza
In the duel in the air with Agered, Bubendza is guilty of an elbow on the Moroccan defender and is logically warned.
At the end of the first half without a real pause in play, the referee grants one minute of extra time.
Morocco is not doing well tonight and it is clear. In the middle, Messina and Fajr block the way and under pressure the Gabonese rush and launch the ball into a disaster forward. The ball was returned to Gabon.
Fabulous procession of kegwi. The Moroccan goalkeeper continues to perform miracles for his goal. On his line, he rests completely on his left to let the balloon head out horizontally from the faucet, which has gone up into the turn of the deck to retrieve a cross from the left.
Hakimi tries to direct the danger to the right but PSG are perfectly attacked by two Gabonese defenders and are locked up.
With a free kick 45 meters from El-Kjoi’s goal, Kanga surprises everyone and takes a terrible kick. This one is pure and takes the course of the goal to stay under the crossbar but the Moroccan goalkeeper hits the ball with a corner.
The match between Morocco and Gabon will be held from eight o’clock in the evening, near the Ahmadou-Ahidjo stadium in the city of Yaounde in central Cameroon.
The Group C final between Morocco and Gabon will be shown live on beIN Sports 1. The Qatari group owns the full broadcast rights to the CAN.
The match between Morocco, led by Sofiane Boufal, and Gabon, Bruno Equél Manga, will be available to stream on the MyCanal platform.
BetClic: Gabon: 8.00 / Draw: 2.90 / Morocco: 1.70
Bowen: Morocco: 2.40 / tie: 2.55 / Gabon: 2.50
Winamax: Morocco: 2.85 / tie: 2.80 / Gabon: 2.90
Maroc : El Khajoui – Hakimi, Chakla, Aguerd, Masina – Amrabat, Fajr (C), Ounahi, Chair – En-Nesyri, El-Kaabi.
Gabon: Amonome – Asumu, Akureli Manga, Balloon – Kanga, Obiang, Bigo Boko, Oyono, Musonda – Bubendza, Alifinha
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