CHAN 2018: SUDAN 0-0 MOROCCO – As it happened

CHAN 2018: SUDAN 0-0 MOROCCO – As it happened
Ismail El Haddad of Morocco pulls away from Hacen Lemrabott of Mauritania during the 2018 Chan game between Morocco and Mauritania at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 13 January 2018 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Helder Ribiero

Sunday Jan 21, 2018. 23:04

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group A game between Sudan and Morocco at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.

LINEUPS:

Sudan XI: Salim, Hassan, Abdalla,  Ibrahim,  Mohammad, Bashir, El Tahir,  Bashir,  Idris, Gismalla, Bakhit.

Morocco XI: M'Hamdi, El Hachimi, Aguerd,  Semmoumy , Hammoudan, El Karti, Boulhroud, El Yamiq, Yabrane, Nanah, Bencharki.

COMMENTARY:

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Morocco finish top of Group A with a better goal-difference, while Sudan also advance to the next round as runners-up.

FULL-TIME: Sudan 0-0 Morocco.

90' - The fourth official has added two minutes.

85' - Morocco are piling pressure on Sudan, who doing most of the defending in the closing stages of the game.

83' - Morocco sub: El Hadded IN, El Karti OUT.

82' - Sudan sub: Elnour IN, Bakhit OUT.

80 - Ten minutes left on the clock and it remains goalless here in Casablanca.

75' - Morocco forward El Karti fails to connect with a cross from the left-hand side with Salim rooted to the ground.

72' - Morocco sub: Hadraf IN, Hommoudan OUT.

71' Morocco sub: El Kaabi IN, Nanah OUT.

70' - As things stand, Morocco will finish at the top of the Group A, while Sudan will go through to the next round as the runners-up.

65' - Boulhorud tries to dribble his way into the Sudan box, but the Morocco midfielder loses possession.

62' - Sudan sub: Eldin IN, Bashir OUT.

60' - Sudan sub: Taher IN,  Idris OUT.

55' - Morocco continued ro dominate as Sudan's Ibrahim makes a crucial clearance inside his own goal.

50' - GREAT SAVE! Salim denies Bencharki from the spot-kick. It remains goalless.

49' - PENALTY to Morocco. El Karti fouled by Bashir in the box.

46' - The second-half is underway here in Casablanca.

HALF-TIME: Sudan 0-0 Morocco.

45' - The fourth official has added one minute.

40' - Sudan concede a corner-kick as pressure mounts on the Falcons of Jediane's defence.

35' - Morocco winger Hammoudan whips a dangerous cross into the Sudan box and Abdalla makes a crucial clearance.

30' - Bakhit's through pass is easily gathered by Morocco goalkeeper M'Hamdi as Sudan try to launch a rare attack.

25' - It is still 0-0 as we approach the half-hour mark and Morocco have dominated thus far.

20' - Sudan are happy to sit back and launch quick-counter attacks.

15' - El Yamiq's header is easily saved by Salim as the tournament hosts continue to pile pressure on Sudan.

10' - El Karti finds some space outside the Sudan box and the Morocco attacker forces goalkeeper Salim into a good save with a long range shot.

5' -  Morocco are doing of the attacking in the opening stages of the game as they look to grab an early goal.

1' - The match is underway here in Casablanca.

Sudan and the tournament hosts, Morocco, who are placed second and top of the Group A standings respectively, are heading into their last group stage game having both qualified for the knockout stages.



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