2019 AFCON: MOROCCO 1 v 0 IVORY COAST - AS IT HAPPENED

2019 AFCON: MOROCCO 1 v 0 IVORY COAST - AS IT HAPPENED
Noureddine Amrabat of Morocco evades tackle from Serge Aurier of Ivory Coast during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 28 June 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jun 28, 2019. 20:55

Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE coverage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Morocco and Ivory Coast on Friday, 28 June 2019.

This Group D encounter comes to you from the Al Salam Stadium.

Here are the line-ups:

Morocco: Bounou, Benatia, Hakimi, El Ahmadi, Boussoufa, Dirar, Belhanda, Saiss, Ziyech, Amrabat, En-Nesyri.

Ivory Coast: Gbohouo, Aurier, Kanon, Traore, Coulibaly, Serey Die, Kessie, Seri, Gradel, Pepe, Kodjia.

The result sees Morocco advance to the round of 16, while Ivory Coast will have to win their last group game in order to qualify.

FULL-TIME: Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast.

90'+3 - Morocco sub: Da Costa IN, Boussoufa OUT.

90' - Four minutes added by the fourth official.

90' - Morocco keeper Bounou is called into action and he makes a comfortable save from Ivory Coast defender Traore's acrobatic effort.

85' - CHANCE! Belhanda receives a pass in the Ivory Coast box and he unleashes a shot which pushed over the crossbar by goalkeeper Gbohouo.

82' - Morocco sub: Mazraoui IN, Amrabat OUT.

80' - Pepe's free-kick is cleared away by the Moroccans, who are now under pressure.

75' - Ivory Coast are struggling to create chances for their strikers Kodjiia, Cornet and Bony.

75' - Morocco sub: Boufal IN, Ziyechi OUT.

70' - Ivory Coast sub: Bakayoko IN, Aurier OUT.

70' - CAUTION: Coulibaly (Ivory Coast).

65' - Ivory Coast have introduced strikers Cornet and Bony as they look to restore parity in the remaining 25 minutes.

63'- Ivory Coast sub: Bony IN, Seri OUT.

60' - The Elephants are pushing for the equalizing goal, but the Atlas Lions defence which is marshalled by Benatia looks solid.

55' - Ivory Coast sub: Cornet IN, Gradel OUT.

50' - Aurier makes a brilliant tackle to stop Morocco's dangerman Amrabat, who grabbed an beautiful assist in the first-half.

46' - The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast.

45' - The fourth official has added one minute.

40' - The score is still 1-0 as we approach the half-time break.

35' - The pressure is mounting on the Elephants defence as Die clears a dangerous curling cross.

30' - It is still 1-0 to Morocco as we reach the half-hour-mark.

25' -  CLOSE! Gradel's long range shot hits the side-netting as Ivory Coast look to respond with a goal.

23' - GOOOAAALLL! Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast. En-Nesyri fires home with a low shot after some good work by Amrabat.

20' - Dirar whips a low cross which finds En-Nesyri, who hits the side-netting as Morocco push for the opening goal.

15' - The Atlas Lions are awarded a free-kick in a promising area and Ziyech places his effort over the crossbar from the set-piece.

10' - Morocco are now looking to press Ivory Coast as they look to break the deadlock.

5' - CHANCE! Ivory Coast captain Aurier delivers a cross which finds Kodjia, whose header is cleared off the goal-line by Morocco's Saiss.

1' - The match is underway.



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