Egypt 0-1 Uruguay | Match Review | El Shenawy man of the match
Egypt’s amazing performance in the group stage’s second match wasn’t enough; the Pharaohs lost 0-1 against Uruguay through late José Giménez header.
Egypt looked on its way to a 0-0 draw with Uruguay on Friday to open up its World Cup campaign, with Mohamed Salah spending the entire match on the bench. The African nation defended well and did everything in its power to stop a talented, but sloppy Uruguay in Group A play, but it still wasn’t enough to get the result.
Jose Maria Gimenez scored a glorious header in the 89th minute as Uruguay earned a 1-0 win and three valuable points in the group. It wasn’t close to Uruguay’s best performance as a youthful midfield struggled to create, and Luis Suarez wasn’t himself. He wasted valuable chances on goal, but the South Americans dug deep, and connected on a late free kick from Carlos Sanchez that found Gimenez perfectly
Uruguay now places second in Group A with three points behind the leader and the host nation, Russia, with three points but with five goals in their bank. Egypt is now the third before Saudi Arabia, the fourth.
The win puts Uruguay on three points in the group, while Egypt has zero points and is facing a must-win against Russia in their second match.
#Egypt’s El Shenawy wins Man of the match for his amazing saves.
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