Sunday January 27, 2013 Group Stage: Group A Finished Moses Mabhida Stadium

South Africa 2 - 2 Morocco

  • Mahlangu 71’
  • Sangweni 87’
  • El Adoua 10’
  • Hafidi 82’

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  1. African Cup of Nations - South Africa through after dramatic finale

    African Cup of Nations - South Africa through after dramatic finale

    South Africa topped Group A with a 2-2 draw against Morocco on a dramatic night in the African Cup of Nations. More

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    Time:90'
    • South Africa
    • Morocco
    • - South Africa are through to the last eight, along with Cape Verde.
    • 90' FULL TIME. Morocco 2-2 South Africa.
    • 89' South Africa goalkeeper Khune has gone down with cramp.
    • 87' Morocco are throwing everything at the South Africa goal! Stunning finish here.
    • 85' GOAL! Siyabonga Sangweni scores for SA! Having composed himself, Sangweni strokes the ball beautifully into the bottom corner... and now Morocco are out again! Unbelievable scenes.
    • 83' That goal takes Morocco back to the top of Group A. SA will finish second if things remain the same in both games.
    • 81' GOAL! Hafidi scores for Morocco! The two substitutes combine as Bergdich's cross finds Hafidi, who chests the ball down and thrashes it through a sea of SA bodies and into the net.
    • 78' Rantie thrashes a shot just wide from the edge of the box.
    • 75' SA have a real spring in their step at the moment. Morocco are feeling a bit sorry for themselves - they only have 15 minutes to find a goal!
    • 73' That goal has really lifted the team and the crowd here in Durban.
    • 72' Furman crosses from the right and Parker's looping header drops onto the roof of the net.
    • 70' GOAL! Mahlanghu scores for SA! A lovely curler into the top corner from the edge of the box pegs Morocco back - and now SA top Group A!
    • 67' Chafni fires high and wide after a promising Morocco counter-attack. One of these sides will rue all of these missed chances.
    • 65' Morocco's Chafni picks up a yellow card. Much to his disappointment.
    • 63' Morocco sub: Bergdich on, Belghazouani off
    • 61' Serero swivels on the edge of the box and tests Lamygaghri with a sharp shot. But Lamygaghri is equal to it.
    • 59' El Arabi goes clean through but Khune pulls off a superb save to deny him. ~That looked certain to be 2-0.
    • 57' Morocco seeing a lot more of the ball in this second half. A far more even contest now.
    • 55' Hafidi's first involvement is to collect a yellow card for a tug on Serero. A foul, but not a yellow card. Harsh.
    • 54' Morocco sub: Hafidi on, Kaddioui off.
    • 52' Thats's the first time Lamyaghri has been called into action all match.
    • 51' Great chance for SA! Phala bends a free-kick around the wall and Morocco keeper Lamyaghri pulls off a superb save.
    • 50' SA sub: Serero on, Mphela off.
    • 48' Barrada tests Khune with a fizzing drive from 30 yards. Khune gathers well.
    • 46' We're back underway.
    • 45' HT Morocco 1-0 South Africa
    • 43' Big moment! Chafni is sent clean through and seems to have just Khune to beat. But Knune is lightning fast off his line to make it there first.
    • 40' Morocco coaching staff barking instructions to their players. Probably something along the lines of "Keep the ball!" because they are having problems with that.
    • 38' SA have shown plenty of endeavour, but just lack quality in the final third.
    • 36' It's been all SA since the goal. But they can't create the chance they need to level, despite dominatjng possession.
    • 34' Pacy SA counter-attack led by Rantie, but he left it too lomg to pick out one of the players he had in support - and the chance is gone.
    • 32' Ngcongca goes into the book for a foul on Belghazouani.
    • 30' Mahlangu is SA's danger man and he's being fouled every time he gets the ball.
    • 28' Belghazouani is in the book for a foul.
    • 26' Big chance for SA! The ball breaks to Parker again, but the striker drags his shot across the face of goal and wide by a metre. SA's best moment do far.
    • 25' Ball breaks to Parker on the edge of the box, but he miscues his shot and Morocco are able to clear.
    • 23' Chafni brings down Mahlangu and SA have a chance from the free-kick 25 yards out.
    • 21' SA need to sort out their set-piece defending. All at sea so far tonight.
    • 20' Belghazouani has a go from 15 yards after SA only half cleared a Morocco corner. Khune is forced to make a desperate save at his near post.
    • 19' El Arabi goes for goal from the corner of the penalty area. It deflects high into the air and out for a corner.
    • 17' SA beginning to dominate the contest, without creating very much. Hosts seeing far more of the ball.
    • 15' Belghazouani drives into the penalty area, but the ball takes a touch of his hand.
    • 13' Morocco's Benatia has taken a blow to the face after a clash with Mphela. Benatia is receiving treatment.
    • 11' Phala is the next SA player to go down easily in the box. I say that, it was a dive. Nothing given.
    • 10' GOAL! El Adoua scores for Morocco! Barrada swings a corner in from the left and El Adoua nods ahead of SA goalkeeper Khune, was was never commanding enough. 1-0 Morocco.
    • 8' Rantie charges into the box but takes a tumble in the box under the challenge of Kantari. Referee unmoved.
    • 7' Morocco definitely the more accomplished going forward. They look calm and measured in their approach.
    • 5' El Arabi looks to have sent clean through - but South Africa keeper Khune is quick off his line to clear from danger.
    • 4' South Africa struggling to keep the ball as effectively as their opponents at the moment.
    • 3' The corner is cleared only as far as Kaddioui, who hammers the ball back at goal but it flies just wide. Good start by Morocoo.
    • 2' Morocco enjoying the best of the early exchanges, and have forced the first corner of the game.
    • 1' We are underway in Durban.
    • 16.55 Morocco: Lamyaghri, Achchakir, Kantari, El Kaoutari, El Adoua, Benatia, Barrada, Chafni, Kaddioui, El Arabi, Belghazouani. Subs: Zniti, Bergdich, Hermach, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Assaidi, El Hamdaoui, Noussir, Hamdallah, Amrabat, Hafidi, Askri /// South Africa: Khune, Ngcongca, Masilela, Khumalo, Sangweni, Furman, Mahlangu, Phala, Parker, Mphela, Rantie. Subs: Sandilands, Gaxa, Nthethe, Chabangu, Majoro, Tshabalala, Serero, Matlaba, Letsholonyane, Dikgacoi, Manyisa, Meyiwa.
    • 16.50 Victory for Bafana Bafana would see them go through as group winners, while a draw would see them stay top unless Cape Verde beat Angola in the simultaneous kick-off. Morocco would be asssured qualification with a win, while a draw would only put them through if Cape Verde and Angola draw. But a defeat would mean Morocco go out tonight.
    • 16.45 Hello everyone. Welcome to live text commentary of the final round of Group A matches from the Africa Cup of Nations. Shortly, Morocco will be taking on group leaders and hosts South Africa.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • South Africa

    Manager: Gordon Igesund

  • Morocco

    Manager: Rachid Taoussi

  • Line-up

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      Defenders
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      Goal 6.9 -
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      Midfielders
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      Goal Substitution Out90′ 5.5 -
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out76′ 5 -
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      Substitution Out51′ 6.5 -
      Subs
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      Substitution In76′ 5.5 -
      Substitution In51′ 6.2 -
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      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card 7.4 -
      Substitution Out75′ 7.3 -
      Strikers
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      Substitution Out53′ 7.2 -
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      Subs
      Substitution In75′ 5.2 -
      Substitution In63′ 6.4 -
      Substitution In53′ Goal Yellow Card 7.9 -

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  1. am happy algeria lost coz it want be no selebration in­ algeria for the general's to cover up ther crams­ ,that's the only peasful marches

    From B, on Mon 28 Jan 5:57
  2. The best CAN match I watched so far.

    From Nnamezie, on Sun 27 Jan 19:38
  3. I think this is a good match up, I hope Morocco wins­ cause my husband is from Morocco and I know they will­ play their best.... GO MOROCCO!!!!!!

    From Michelle M, on Sun 27 Jan 18:43
  4. cmmon Morocco you can do it, from Algerian man and good­ luck to tunisia.

    From cool, on Sun 27 Jan 18:38
  5. SA are pitiful

    From Mr Burns, on Sun 27 Jan 17:33
  6. Referee don't cheat us anymore as you often do ­ This is africa,cheating against morocco is usual now .

    From k, on Sun 27 Jan 16:12
  7. Allez Maroc, Allez! Morocco would win 2-1, but south­ africa would still qualify top of group.

    From Nnamezie, on Sun 27 Jan 6:45
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