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Afcon 2021: Late Sofiane Boufal strike helps Morocco beat Ghana

Sofiane Boufal’s winner was just his second goal for Morocco in 23 appearances

Sofiane Boufal’s 82nd-minute strike helped Morocco to a narrow win over Group C rivals Ghana in their Africa Cup of Nations opener.

The former Southampton winger pounced on to a loose ball before hammering his effort into the far corner.

It was a rare moment of quality in an otherwise uneventful game as four-time winners Ghana frustrated their opponents.

Morocco were untroubled in the closing stages, cantering to their win.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Morocco

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Bono
  • 2Hakimi
  • 6Saïss
  • 5Aguerd
  • 3MasinaBooked at 22mins
  • 24Mmaee
  • 8OunahiSubstituted forS Amrabatat 90′minutes
  • 15Amallah
  • 7LouzaSubstituted forTissoudaliat 78′minutes
  • 17Boufal
  • 14AboukhlalSubstituted forRahimiat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4S Amrabat
  • 10El Haddadi
  • 11Fajr
  • 12Mohamedi
  • 13Chair
  • 18Chakla
  • 20Alakouch
  • 21El Karouani
  • 22Tagnaouti
  • 25Chibi
  • 27Rahimi
  • 28Tissoudali

Ghana

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Wollacott
  • 2Yiadom
  • 18Amartey
  • 23DjikuBooked at 17mins
  • 17Baba
  • 5ParteySubstituted forBoakyeat 90+1′minutes
  • 21Baba
  • 15PaintsilSubstituted forIssahakuat 86′minutes
  • 10A AyewBooked at 64mins
  • 22SulemanaSubstituted forKyerehat 86′minutes
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forTettehat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nurudeen
  • 4Mensah
  • 6Addo
  • 7Issahaku
  • 8Kyereh
  • 13Boakye
  • 14Mensah
  • 19Owusu
  • 24Attah
  • 25Tetteh
  • 26Mumin
  • 28Abagna

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