African Cup of Nations: Morocco beats Comoros and qualifies for the second round

Substitute Zakaria Abu Khalil scored the second goal, before Tunisian whistle Sadeq Al-Salmi ended the game with the victory of the “Atlas Lions”

Today, Friday, the Moroccan national team won a precious victory over Comoros (2-0), and qualified for the round of 32 of the second round of group C, which also includes Gabon and Ghana . As part of the Africa Cup of Nations final prize Cameroon 2021, the Atlas Lions extended their lead in Group C with 6 points, to advance to the next round early.

The first half ended with the advance of “The Lions” (1-0), signed by Salim Amlah, 16 minutes after the start of the match, which took place at the “Ahmadu Ahidjo” stadium in Yaounde.

A number of chances were given to the national elements to score in the second round, but they did not translate into goals, and the most important opportunity for the penalty missed by Youssef Al-Nusairi in the 83rd minute remains .

As the confrontation came to an end with the national elite superiority with a clean goal, substitute Zakaria Abu Khalil scored the second goal, before Tunisia’s whistle Sadeq Al-Salmi ended the game in victory of the “Atlas Lions” (2-0).

This victory allowed the national team to take the lead in the group with a total of 6 points, pending the results of the match between Gabon, vice-champion (3n) this evening, and Ghana, last in the standings, tied with the Comoros, with a score devoid of points.

Next Tuesday, the “lions” will conclude their group matches against Gabon, while on the same day, the Comoros will face the team of Ghana.

And 3 meetings took place on Friday in the 2nd round, while Gabon will meet Ghana in a 4th meeting later.

Despite this, the second round saw two teams advance to the Round of 16 early, having scored 6 points, reaching the maximum score with two wins.

The first to qualify for the round of 16 was host country representative Cameroon after sweeping Ethiopia 4-1, although they were behind with an early goal. Morocco joined their Cameroon counterpart after also advancing to the round of 16. after their victory over the Comoros with two unanswered goals on Friday evening. .

The Atlas Lions extended their lead in Group C with 6 points, to qualify early for the next round.

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