MATCH CENTRE

FRI 20 JANUARY 2017, 20:00, STADE D'OYEM

3
VS
1

Morocco come from behind to trump Togo

by Staff Reporter

Fri January 20, 23:12

Morocco came from a goal down to be Togo 3-1 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash at the Stade d'Oyem in the Gabonese city of Oyem on Friday evening.

The Atlas Lions now head into their final Group C match against the Ivory Coast in the pound seat, while Togo will have to be at their best when they square up against the Democratic Republic of Congo next Tuesday.

Mathieu Dossevi had given the Sparrow Hawks the lead after just five minutes with the Standard Liége midfielder finishing off a flowing counter-attack; ignited from well within their own half.

Their lead, though, would only last nine minutes as poor goalkeeping by Kossi Agassa let in Aziz Bouhaddouz for an easy finish from a Fayçal Fajr corner-kick.

Fajr would be the provider once more as Romain Saïss nodded home in the 21st minute to give the Atlas Lions the lead the break. Great movement by the Wolverhampton Wanderers who lost his marker before glancing the ball past Agassa.

Emmanuel Adebayor had a chance on either side of the break to pull Togo level, but having failed to do so Morocco put the game to bed in the 72nd minute through substitute Youssef En-Nesyri.

Suspect goalkeeping by Agassa once more as the Spanish-based forward hammered home from long distance, 3-1.

Togo had a chance late on through Floyd Ayite to pull a goal back, but his weaving run would go unrewarded as Morocco secured all three points.

Morocco (2) 3 (Bouhaddouz 14' Saïss 21' En-Nesyri 72')
Togo (1) 1 (Dossevi 5')

Morocco: Mohand; Mendyl, Da Costa, Benatia, Saïss - El Ahmadi, Fajr (Ait Bennasser 81'), Boussoufa - El Kaddouri (En-Nesyri 60'), Dirar, Bouhaddouz (Alioui 90')

Togo: Agassa; Djene, Ouro-Akoriko, Romao, Gakpe - Bebou, Atakora (Agbégniadan 89'), Ayite, Dossevi (Segbefia 83') - Laba (Boukari 73'), Adebayor

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE STADE D'OYEM
MOROCCO GOALS TOGO GOALS
20. Aziz Bouhaddouz (14') 7. Mathieu Dossevi (5')
6. Romain Saïss (21')
7. Youssef En-Nesyri (72')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MOROCCO STARTING LINEUP TOGO STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
2
21
Defender
4
13
Defender
5
Midfielder
15
Defender
21'
6
Midfielder
89'
18
Midfielder
81'
11
Midfielder
83'
10
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
56'
14
Midfielder
5'
83'
7
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
4
Midfielder
60'
16
Forward/Striker
73'
19
Forward/Striker
14'
90'
20
Forward/Striker
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Youssef En-Nesyri
Forward/Striker
60'
7
Razak Boukari
Forward/Striker
73'
12
Youssef Ait Bennasser
Midfielder
81'
15
Kossi Prince Segbefia
Midfielder
83'
14
Rachid Alioui
Forward/Striker
90'
23
Komlan Agbégniadan
Forward/Striker
89'
8
CARDS
Mbark Boussoufa
Midfielder
56'
14
Floyd Ayite
Midfielder
83'
10
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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