EGYPT 3-1 Guinea | Match Highlights | VIDEO

EGYPT 3-1 Guinea | Match Highlights | VIDEO Mohamed Salah came off the bench to make all the difference as Egypt claimed a 3-1 friendly victory over Guinea in...

EGYPT 3-1 Guinea | Match Highlights | VIDEO

Mohamed Salah came off the bench to make all the difference as Egypt claimed a 3-1 friendly victory over Guinea in Alexandria in their final African Cup of Nations warm-up on Sunday.

When the Liverpool star was introduced on the hour mark instead of Walid Soliman, he barely had time to touch the ball before substitute Sory Kaba brought Guinea level after making the most of a dreadful defensive mistake.

But Salah, who celebrated his 27th birthday on Saturday, still burst life into Egypt’s lethargic attack, producing a brilliant piece of individual skill to help them restore their lead with 12 minutes remaining.

Running onto a through pass from Omar Gaber, who was at fault for Guinea’s equaliser, Salah turned keeper Aly Keita inside out on the right before sending a low shot from a tight angle that came back off the post, leaving striker Ahmed Ali with an easy tap-in.

He also set up Gaber for a third in the dying minutes as Egypt secured another win after beating Tanzania 1-0 on Thursday, although their form and signs of defensive weaknesses will be alarming before the tournament gets underway.

Egypt open their Nations Cup campaign against Zimbabwe on Friday at Cairo’s International Stadium.

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