MATCH CENTRE

SUN 16 JULY 2017, 18:00, MONROVIA

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Mauritania dominate in Liberia

by Brian Lee

Sun July 16, 20:02

Mauritania beat Liberia 2-0 in the first leg of their 2018 African Championships qualifier at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia on Sunday.

The opening half was not the most entertaining with both teams poor in the final third.

Still, the visiting Mauritania played the better football and were rewarded for their efforts with the game's opening goal in thea 35th minute courtesy of a strike from Yali Mohamed Dellahi, 1-0.

The second half saw Mauritania continue to dictate terms and they managed to double their lead on the hour mark when Boubacar Beiguily found the back of the net, 2-0.

Liberia tried to get back into the game, but they struggled to break down the Mauritania defence.

In the end Mauritania cruised to a comfortable win as they look to secure a spot in Kenya at CHAN 2018.

Mauritania now have the advantage heading into the second leg of the qualifier next week at home.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
LIBERIA MAURITANIA
Goalkeeper
1
22
Defender
8
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
7
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
12
Defender
20
Defender
5
Defender
13
Defender
3
Defender
14
Defender
2
Defender
6
Defender
19
Defender
5
Midfielder
15
Defender
4
Midfielder
19
Defender
3
Midfielder
6
Defender
2
Midfielder
13
Defender
15
Midfielder
10
23
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
22
10
Forward/Striker
20
8
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
21
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