Zaskakujące rezultaty! Przygoda w Pucharze Narodów Afryki na krawędzi dla potęgi –
Sensational results! Powerhouses on the verge of elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations. The draw between Egypt and Ghana means that both teams will have trouble advancing from the group stage in the tournament. The host team, Ivory Coast, is also in question as they suffered a loss to Nigeria, losing 0-1.
The victory of the Super Eagles was decided by a penalty kick and the VAR referees. In the 51st minute, Victor Osimhen fell in the penalty area, but the Algerian referee, Mustapha Gorbal, initially decided to play on. However, after receiving a signal from the VAR colleagues, he went to the monitor and changed his decision, awarding a penalty to Nigeria. William Troost-Ekong stepped up and scored, defeating the opponent’s goalkeeper. The hosts tried to equalize but were unsuccessful. Nigeria won the match with only one shot on target, while their opponents had 11 attempts (Ivory Coast had 14) and a higher xG ratio of 1.87 compared to 0.63.
In the other match of this group, Equatorial Guinea defeated Guinea-Bissau 4-2, with Emilio Nsue scoring a hat trick. In the winning team, Miedz Legnica midfielder, Iban Salvador, played until the 80th minute but did not score a goal or provide an assist. Equatorial Guinea is currently leading the group table ahead of Nigeria, with both teams earning four points, one more than Ivory Coast. However, third place may or may not secure advancement to the Round of 16.
Now, the host team will have to fight for their tournament life against Equatorial Guinea. Ghana, on the other hand, led twice through goals from Mohammed Kudus, but each time Egypt equalized, first through Omar Marmoush and then Mostafa Mohamed. This is not a good result for either team, especially Ghana, who lost their first match to Cape Verde. Egypt currently has two points and is in second place, but Mozambique has not yet played against Cape Verde in the second set of matches.