Angola 0 - 0 Morocco

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group A at Soccer City

Date: 19/01/2013 KO: 19:00 Ref: Att: 25,000

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Angola

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Morocco


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  • The referee brings an end to a quite disappointing opening day of Africa Cup of Nations football, as none of the four teams in action managed to score a goal. Angola 0-0 Morocco.

    90
  • Fourth official signals 3 minutes added time at the end of the game.

    90
  • Mateus jumps clear of Younes Belhanda and fires a rocket towards goal, but it's straight at the goalkeeper, who easily takes the ball in his grasp. Manucho tests the keeper again coming close with a diving header, but once again puts it just wide of the far post.

    89
  • Angola go close after shoddy defending from the Moroccans, but Manucho is unable to put his shot on target.

    84
  • Final substitution for Morocco. El Ahmadi comes off for Belghazouani.

    82
  • Sub for Angola. Airosa comes on for Lunguinha.

    78
  • Younes Belhanda receives a caution for pulling back Pirolito after losing the ball.

    77
  • Morocco have a staggering 22 fouls in the game, and Angola are only to happy to try and find Manucho with all the set-plays.

    76
  • Morocco piling on the pressure around the Angola 18-yard area, but their chances go begging once again.

    75
  • Youssef Al Arabi comes on for El Hamdaoui

    71
  • Belhanda gets his first touch of the game in the box but puts his shot goes just wide of the post.

    68
  • Possession far more even now, but Morocco still edging it at 51% to Angola's 49%. The addition of Belhanda should add some attacking flair to the side.

    67
  • Abdelaziz Barrada comes off for Younes Belhanda

    63
  • End-to-end stuff, but Angola are definitely more of a threat at the moment. They've had quite a few free-kicks thus far, a worrying trend for the Moroccan defence.

    61
  • Yellow for Benatia after a hard tackle from behind on Manucho

    56
  • Angola break forward quickly on the right, but El Kaoutari deflects the low cross into the grasp of Lamyaghri.

    53
  • Morocco goalkeeper Lamyaghri fumbles the ball and Guilherme toe pokes the ball just wide of the far post.

    47
  • Referee gets us under way for the second half...

    46
  • Half-time change for Angola. Guilherme comes on for Mingo Bile.

    46
  • The referee blows the whistle for the end of the first half. We go into the break 0-0 after a timid start to the match. Morocco were the better side in the first period, but Angola are starting to grow into the match, setting the encounter up for a more exciting second half.

    45

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