RELIVE: Egypt v Libya (2022 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Oct 2021

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage of Friday's match between Egypt and Libya in the 3rd round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying Group F


Full tme: Egypt 1-0 Libya
Scorer: Omar Marmoush 49

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt claim a precious 1-0 victory over Libya to move top of Group F with seven points. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+2' Egypt make three substitutions. Ahmed Kouka replaces Mostafa Mohamed, Ahmed Fathi replaces Akram Tawfik and Hamdi Fathi replaces Amr El-Sulaya. 

90+1' A shot from Mostafa Mohamed is palmed away by the keeper. 

90' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time. 

86' Tarek Hamed receives the first yellow card of the game for a late tackle on Faisal Al-Badri.

82' Egypt are comfortable in the latter stages, but they can't rest on their narrow lead! 

77' Pyramids winger Ramadan Sobhi replaces Marmoush, who scored the game's only goal with a stunning strike. 

73' Marmoush wreaks havoc down the left! 

72' Libya make a substitution. Mohammed Al-Tarhouni replaces Muaid Ellafi.

71' A chance for Egypt!! Mostafa Mohamed is found unmarked by a cross from the left but his free header goes straight into the hands of the keeper. 

69' Egypt make their first substitution. Defensive midfielder Tarek Hamed replaces playmaker Abdallah El-Said. 

65' Ali Musrati goes close for Libya! He rounds Amr El-Sulaya and sends a right-foot just just wide. 

63' Marmoush skips past his challenger on the left and cuts inside but his weak shot is easily collected by the keeper. 

59' Libya make another double substitution. Hamdou Elhouni replaces Mohamed Zaabia and Mouad Eissa replaces Omar Alkhja. 

56' Egypt piling on pressure in a bid to score a second. 

54' Libya make another substitution. Faisal Al-Badri replaces Ahmed El Trbi.

52' Libya make their  first substitution. Alsanousi Ammar replaces Mohammed Sawlah.

49' Marmoush scores on his debut with a delightful effort! He gathers the ball, twists on the edge of the area and fires an unstoppable right-foot shot into the roof of the net.


46' No substitutions are made in the second half. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+1' Both sides had one goal-scoring chance apiece in the first half despite Egypt's dominance. 

45' A curling free-kick from Salah is smothered by keeper Mohamed Nashnush.

43' A volley from Mohamed Elneny goes wide after a lay-off from Mostafa Mohamed. 

42' A Mostafa Mohamed header is collected by the keeper at the other end. 

41' Libya are unlucky not to go ahead! a left-wing cross Muaid Ellafi eludes Egypt's left-back Ahmed Fatouh and falls to striker Mohamed Zaabia, whose angled shot strikes the post. 

38' Marmoush's attempts to weave his way past a crowd of defenders are not successful. 

34' Egypt have a penalty claim waved away by the referee as Mostafa Mohamed appears to be felled in the area. 

32' Egypt seem to be lacking harmony in the final third. 

28' Salah releases Mostafa Mohamed with a deft through pass in the right hand side of the area but the striker's low cross on the turn is cleared. 

24' Mohamed Elneny fires a shot high over from distance. 

23' From the resulting corner, Ahmed El Trbi's header goes straight into the hands of keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi.

22' In a rare foray forward for Libya, Omar Alkhja darts down the right and pulls the ball back into the area but Egypt's defence clears. 

22' Egypt finally start to create openings against a defensive-minded Libya side. 

18' What a chance for Egypt!! Salah's inviting diagonal cross goes towards the unmarked Mostafa Mohamed at the far post but the Galatasaray striker just fails to get on the end of it with the goal gaping. 

16' Egypt create their first chance! Abdallah El-Said robs a full-back and jinks into the area before cutting inside. However, his shot is blocked by a sliding tackle from Ali Musrati and is deflected for a corner. 

15' Egypt control proceedings but they are yet to create any danger. 

14' Salah flicks a long ball to Abdallah El-Said, whose attempted volley is blocked by a defender.

13' Mostafa Mohamed controls a cross with his chest into the path of Salah but the defence intercepts to clear the ball.

11' Marmoush tries his luck from distance but his shot goes high over.

8' Salah and Marmoush seems to be linking up well! 

6' Abdallah El-Said mis-controls a pass from Mohamed Salah in the area as the ball goes out for a goal kick.

4' Egypt probe Libya's backline in the early stages. 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Mohamed El-Shennawi, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Ahmed Fatouh, Mohamed Elneny, Amr El-Sulaya, Omar Marmoush, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed

Libya: Mohamed Nashnush, Motasem Sabbou, Sanad Al Warfali, Mohamed El-Munir, Abdallah Sherif, Ahmed El Trbi, Omar Alkhja, Ali Musrati, Mohammed Sawlah, Muaid Ellafi, Mohamed Zaabia

20:00 Stuttgart's on-loan winger Omar Marmoush to make his Egypt debut after being included in the starting line-up. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said also play behind lone striker Mostafa Mohamed.

Esperance star winger Hamdou Elhouni starts on the bench for Libya, with Mohamed Zaabia and Muaid Ellafi leading their attack. 

19:30 "Results show that Libya are a strong team as they are currently on top of the group," Queiroz, whose first match in charge saw Egypt defeat Liberia 2-0 in a friendly last week, told reporters.

18:00 Whatever the strategy, Liverpool's red-hot forward Mohamed Salah will shoulder Egypt's hopes of unlocking Libya's defence and running them ragged.

17:00 It is unclear if Queiroz will stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation adopted by El-Badry or introduce a more modern 4-3-3 scheme.

15:00 Queiroz dropped a bombshell by leaving out Ahly's key duo Magdi Afsha and Mohamed Sherif, with observers scratching their heads as to why he made such a bold decision.

14:00 Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz believes Libya are strong team as they are currently on top of the group but he studied well the strong and weak aspects of Libya's game.

13:00 Although there is still a long way to go, Libya seem to pose the sternest challenge to Egypt in the battle to occupy the group's solitary ticket to the final two-legged playoff.

12:00 Egypt's probable lineup:
Mohamed Al-Shennawi - Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud 'El-Wensh' Hamdi, Ahmed Fattouh - Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny – Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El-Said, Ramadan Sobhi, Mostafa Mohamed

11:00 Egypt will need to make sure they bag no less than four points in two meetings against their North African neighbours to keep destiny in their own hands in a group that also includes Gabon (one point) and pointless Angola.

Venue: Borg El Arab Stadium (Alexandria, Egypt)

Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi )

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