2018 CHAN TOURNAMENT: Morocco 3-1 Guinea - AS IT HAPPENED

2018 CHAN TOURNAMENT: Morocco 3-1 Guinea - AS IT HAPPENED
Ismail El Haddad of Morocco (c) celebrates goal embraced by Mohammed Nahiri (r) and Abdelilah Hafidi (l) during the 2018 Chan football game between Morocco and Mauritania at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 13 January 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018. 20:16

Hello and welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE coverage of the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) Group A clash between Morocco and Guinea from the Stade Mohamed V in  Casablanca on Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

Morocco: Zniti; Jbira, Aguerd, Benoun, Nahiri - El Haddad, Barrahma, Saidi (Boulhroude 56'), Hadraf - Hafidi (El Karti 18') - El Kaabi (Bencharki 77').

Guinea: Kante; I.Sylla, Gal Camara (Landel 72'), Ancamara, A.Bangoura - M.N'Diaye (D.Camara 48'), D.Bangoura, I.S.Sankhon - A.Camara, Sekou, Bissiri (S.Keita 75').

AS IT HAPPENED COMMENTARY: 

El Kaabi with a hat-trick as Morocco move three points clear atop Group A. 

90+3' - Full-Time: Morocco 3-1 Guinea

90' - Three minutes added.

80' - Into the final 10 minutes in Casablanca and Morocco look well on course to claim all three points and subsequently keep their place atop the Group A standings.

68' - GOAL! Ayoub El Kaabi completes his hat-trick with the easiest of finishes following a devastating counter-attack.

64' - GOAL! Ayoub El Kaabi completes his brace to put the Atlas Lions back in front following a defensive blunder from the West African nation!

63' - Ibrahim Sankhon tries his luck from range, but the ball was always flying wide! Game in the balance as we pass the hour mark in Casablanca.

55' - Good spell of pressure from the hosts as Ismail El Haddad finds himself bursting into the area on two occasions in quick succession. The forward, though, fails to challenge the opposition goalkeeper on both occasions.

49' - Positive start to the half by the visitors as Saidouba Bissiri picks out Sekou Sekou who heads wide of goal.

46' - The second half is underway in Casablanca, all to play for as the two teams take to the field.

45+3' - Half-Time: Morocco 1-1 Guinea 

45' - Three minutes added to the half.

40' - Into the final five minutes of the half and it's Guinea who have gained the upper hand following their blistering equalizer. The Atlas Lions look dangerous on the counter through Ayoub El Kaabi, but Guinea are up to the challenge.

30' - The match has really shot into life in Casablanca. Brilliant response from Guinea following Morocco's opener.

28' - GOAL! Saidouba Bissiri levels matters straight from the kick-off! Beautiful finish from the Guinea attacker who chips the on-rushing Anas Zniti.

27' - GOAL! Ayoub El Kaabi has continued his goal streak as he heads the Atlas Lions in front. Controversial as he looked to be just offside, but the goal stands!

18' - Good spell of pressure from the hosts who have pressed Guinea deep into their own half. The West African's, though, are not giving an inch.

8' - Daouda Bangoura goes into the referee's book following a tough challenge. Physical start to the clash with both teams eager to get stuck in.

3' - Early chance for Morocco as Benoun skies his effort from close range from a corner-kick! Should really be 1-0 to the hosts who are eager to build on their impressive second-half showing against Mauritania.

1' - Kick-off in Casablanca!



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