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Live Updates: [2021 AFCON] Nigeria Beat Egypt 1-0

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90:00+ Nigeria wins a corner from a counterattack with the Egyptian goalkeeper saving from Ejuke

90:00 Egypt wins a corner after good works from Salah

Substitution (Nigeria) Iwobi comes in for the impressive Moses Simon.

81:56: Wilfred Ndidi down holding his calf… The Leicester City midfielder is back up

Substitution Omeruo out with an injury with Semi Ajayi replacing him.

Nwakali also comes him for goalscorer Iheanacho

76:01: Ejuke forces El Shanawy to make a fine save although the ball was straight to the Alhahy goalkeeper

Substitution: (Nigeria) Awoniyi and Chukwueze out for Umar Sadiq and Ejuke

65:24: Iheanacho! the goalscorer went for power and shoots wide

63:00: Zizo breaks in for Egypt down the left but his pass across goal was easily cleared by the Nigerian defence

62:06: Lovely footwork from Moses Simon but his cross was poor

Substitution: Trezeguet and Mohamed out for Egypt Zizo of Zamalek and Sohbi in.

48:01: Superb header from Awoniyi from Aina’s cross

45:00: Second half begins with Nigeria kickoff

Substitution: (Egypt) Fatouh out, Ashraf in

Halftime

41:40: Awoniyi shot saved after a brilliant through ball from Iheanacho

38:30: Ndidi! the Leicester City midfielder drags his shot from outside the box wide

29:30: GOOOAALLL! Iheanacho scores for Nigeria

25:45: Aribo lays a through ball for Moses Simon but the Nantes forward could only hit the side netting.

21:20: the game is a bit even now as both teams struggle to control the game in the midfield

12: 15: the super Eagles of Nigeria are enjoying the lion share of possession so far, with Egypt looking to break on the counter

Substitution: (Egypt) Adelmonem in for Tawfik

05:01: Mohamed breaks into the box for Egypt but his shot was well held by Okoye

02:00: Awoniyi makes a drive into the Egyptian box but the ball was successful put out for a throw-in.

00:01: Egypt kick off

Confirmed Egypt lineup

Coach: Carlos Quiroz

El Shenawy, Hamdi Fathi, Hamdy, Hegazi, Fatouh, Elneny, Mohamed, Tawfik, Salah, Trezeguet, Marmoush

Subs: Abdelmonem, Kamal, Ashour, Sherif, Sobhi, Ashraf, Lasheen, El Said, Alaa, Zizo, Sobhy, Gad.

Confirmed Nigeria lineup

Coach: Augustine Eguavoen

Okoye, Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi, Iheanacho, Ndidi, Aribo, Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon

Subs: Ajayi, Musa, Onyeka, Onyekuru, Ejuke, Akpeyi, Iwobi, Ebuehi, Uzoho, Umar, Nwakali, Ndah

Referee: Bakari Papa Gassama



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