Africa Cup of Nations

Salah and Trezeguet edge Egypt into semi-finals

30 Jan 2022
Salah Trezeguet, Egypt

Liverpool midfielder scores one and sets up another in comeback win over Morocco

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Inspirational performances from Mohamed Salah and Trezeguet guided Egypt into a semi-final against Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool star scored one goal and set up the extra-time winner in Sunday's 2-1 quarter-final comeback win over Morocco.

Former Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal put Morocco ahead with an early penalty, but Salah struck to force extra-time before providing Aston Villa's Trezeguet, a half-time substitute, with the goal to seal passage to Thursday’s last-four match.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny also featured for Egypt.

Watford duo Adam Masina and Imran Louza, plus Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Romain Saiss all played for Morocco.

Egypt's semi-final opponents and tournament hosts Cameroon went through on Saturday thanks to Karl Toko Ekambi’s second-half brace against Gambia.

Senegal to face Burkina Faso

In Sunday's other quarter-final, Senegal’s five Premier League stars all played as the Lions of Teranga secured a 3-1 victory over Equatorial Guinea.

Sadio Mane set up Famara Diedhiou for Senegal's opener before Buyla Sam fired beyond Chelsea's Eduoard Mendy to draw Equatorial Guinea level.

Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate came on to restore Senegal’s lead before Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, another substitute, sealed the win. Leicester City midfielder Nampalys Mendy also featured for Senegal.

Senegal will face Burkina Faso on Wednesday after they beat Tunisia 1-0.

Villa's Bertrand Traore was an unused substitute for Burkina Faso, while Arsenal's Omar Rekik and Hannibal Mejbri of Manchester United also remained on the bench for Tunisia.

Semi-finals

Wednesday 2 February
Burkina Faso v Senegal

Thursday 3 February
Cameroon v Egypt

Final

Sunday 6 February

PL players remaining in AFCON

Burkina Faso Bertrand Traore (AVL)
Egypt Mohamed Elneny (ARS), Trezeguet (AVL), Mohamed Salah (LIV)
Senegal Edouard Mendy (CHE); Cheikhou Kouyate (CRY), Nampalys Mendy (LEI), Sadio Mane (LIV), Ismaila Sarr (WAT)

PL players out of AFCON

Algeria Riyad Mahrez (MCI), Said Benrahma (WHU)
Côte d'Ivoire Eric Bailly (MUN), Maxwel Cornet (BUR), Willy Boly (WOL), Nicolas Pepe (ARS), Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS), Ulrick Eneme-Ella (BHA)
Ghana Daniel Amartey (LEI), Thomas Partey (ARS), Jordan Ayew (CRY)
Guinea Naby Keïta (LIV)
Mali Moussa Djenepo (SOU), Yves Bissouma (BHA)
Morocco Romain Saïss (WOL); Adam Masina (WAT), Imran Louza (WAT)
Nigeria William Troost-Ekong (WAT), Alex Iwobi (EVE), Wilfred Ndidi (LEI), Frank Onyeka (BRE), Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)
Tunisia Omar Rekik (ARS), Hannibal Mejbri (MUN)

See: Host of Premier League stars set for Africa Cup of Nations

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