Africa Cup of Nations - Group D
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Africa Cup of Nations: Mali 0-0 Egypt

Essam El Hadary
Essam El Hadary is a four-time winner of the Nations Cup

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player at an Africa Cup of Nations tournament as he kept a clean sheet in their draw against Mali.

El-Hadary turned 44 on Sunday and came on in the first half after an injury to Ahmed El-Shenawy, who collided with the post following Moussa Marega's cross.

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny wasted two first-half chances for Egypt, striking over and hitting an effort wide.

Osmane Coulibaly headed over from close range for Mali late on.

The results leaves Egypt second in Group D behind Ghana, who beat Uganda 1-0.

Veteran goalkeeper goes on

Legendary Egyptian goalkeeper El Hadary was on the bench for the game, but got the call for his 148th cap after El-Shenawy's unfortunate injury.

He is widely regarded as one of Africa's best-ever goalkeepers, winning the domestic league title eight times, as well as the domestic cup and African Champions League on four occasions each.

Playing in his seventh tournament, having picked up a winners' medal in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010, El Hadary was not fully tested, but was confidently off his line to punch the ball clear and showed good speed by sprinting out to thwart Mali forward Marega.

In a game of few chances, Egypt's best effort came to striker Marwan Mohsen, whose header was pushed away by a flying Oumar Sissoko save.

Line-ups

Mali

  • 1Sissoko
  • 23Coulibaly
  • 13Wagué
  • 4Coulibaly
  • 2Traore
  • 17N'Diaye
  • 8Sylla
  • 14YatabaréSubstituted forBissoumaat 65'minutes
  • 6CoulibalySubstituted forSowat 72'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11Sako
  • 9Marega

Substitutes

  • 3Kone
  • 5Traore
  • 7Yatabaré
  • 10Coulibaly
  • 12Doumbia
  • 15Konaté
  • 16Diakite
  • 18Sow
  • 19Traoré
  • 20Bissouma
  • 21N'Diaye
  • 22Diarra

Egypt

  • 23Razek El-ShenawySubstituted forEl Hadaryat 25'minutes
  • 7Ahmed IbrahimBooked at 90mins
  • 2Gabr Mossad
  • 6Hegazy
  • 13Shafy
  • 8El Said Hamed
  • 17El Neny
  • 10SalahBooked at 67minsSubstituted forSobhiat 70'minutes
  • 19El Said
  • 21Hassan
  • 18MohsenSubstituted forHassanat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1El Hadary
  • 3El Mohamady
  • 4Sayed Gaber
  • 5Mohamed Gad
  • 9Hassan
  • 11Abdel-Moneim
  • 12Abdallah Duiedar
  • 14Sobhi
  • 15Hafez
  • 16Ekramy Ahmed
  • 20Saad Ali
  • 22Warda
Referee:
Daniel Bennett

Match Stats

Home TeamMaliAway TeamEgypt
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Mali 0, Egypt 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mali 0, Egypt 0.

Hand ball by Trezeguet (Egypt).

Booking

Ahmed Fathy (Egypt) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ahmed Fathy (Egypt).

Bakary Sako (Mali) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt).

Yves Bissouma (Mali) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Samba Sow (Mali) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Samba Sow (Mali).

Attempt blocked. Salif Coulibaly (Mali) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Mali. Conceded by Trezeguet.

Foul by Trezeguet (Egypt).

Yacouba Sylla (Mali) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tarek Hamed (Egypt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samba Sow (Mali).

Corner, Mali. Conceded by Ali Gabr.

Foul by Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt).

Yves Bissouma (Mali) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ousmane Coulibaly (Mali) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Salif Coulibaly with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Trezeguet (Egypt).

Samba Sow (Mali) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Egypt. Ahmed Hassan replaces Marwan Mohsen.

Attempt missed. Molla Wagué (Mali) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yacouba Sylla following a set piece situation.

Foul by Trezeguet (Egypt).

Hamari Traore (Mali) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Hamari Traore (Mali) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yves Bissouma.

Substitution

Substitution, Mali. Samba Sow replaces Lassana Coulibaly.

Substitution

Substitution, Egypt. Ramadan Sobhi replaces Mohamed Salah.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Mohamed Salah (Egypt) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Yacouba Sylla (Mali) because of an injury.

Foul by Mohamed Salah (Egypt).

Yacouba Sylla (Mali) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mali. Yves Bissouma replaces Sambou Yatabaré.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sambou Yatabaré (Mali) because of an injury.

Corner, Egypt. Conceded by Mamoutou N'Diaye.

Attempt blocked. Trezeguet (Egypt) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marwan Mohsen.

Attempt missed. Yacouba Sylla (Mali) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burkina Faso10101101
2Cameroon10101101
3Gabon10101101
4Guinea-Bissau10101101

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Senegal11002023
2Algeria10102201
3Zimbabwe10102201
4Tunisia100102-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1DR Congo11001013
2Ivory Coast10100001
3Togo10100001
4Morocco100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana11001013
2Egypt10100001
3Mali10100001
4Uganda100101-10
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