Mohamed Salah was the star of Sunday’s AFCON 2021 quarter-final clash with Morocco as Egypt came from behind to beat Morocco 2-1 after extra time.
The Liverpool forward drew Egypt level before providing the assist for the winner in first half extra-time.
Morocco have now failed to reach the semi-finals at the AFCON since 2004.
Sofiane Boufal gave Morocco an early lead with a penalty after Ayman Ashraf caught Achraf Hakimi, a decision given by the video assistant referee.
But Salah tapped in an equaliser after Yassine Bounou parried a header and the game went to extra time.
He then set up substitute Trezeguet for the winning goal with a low cross which the forward tapped into an empty net.
Egypt should have scored a third right at the end after Morocco keeper Bounou came up for a free-kick. Morocco played it short but Egypt made a mess of their counter-attack and Salah shot into the side-netting.
Morocco will be kicking themselves for not taking advantage after Egypt’s second choice keeper Gabasky went off injured and was replaced by uncapped 22-year-old Mohamed Sobhi.
Also, the Pharaohs has to play most part of the game without first choice defender Ahmed Hegazy.
Egypt will now face hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals on Thursday.
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