Compete at the Volgograd Arena, Monday (25/06/2018) night local time, Egypt first suppress the defense of Saudi Arabia. The attack was built by Salah, but could be driven out of the penalty box by the Saudi defense line.
Saudi Arabia tries to control the game into the 10th minute. They patiently play short passes in the middle of the field to lure the Egyptian players out of the area of defense.
Juan Antonio Pizzi’s team managed to release three shots to the defense of Egypt until the game runs 20 minutes. But none of that leads to the goal.
Egypt, which many survive even earlier able to score goals. One record his name on the scoreboard in the 22nd minute after receiving feedback Abdallah El Said.
Salah managed to control the ball first before releasing a lob ball that passed the head of Saudi goalkeeper Al Mosailem. It was at once the first shot of Egypt, which changed the score to 1-0.
After two minutes, Salah returned to get a golden opportunity to score goals. Escaped from the offside trap and then faced one on one with Saudi goalkeeper. One kick off the chip, but the ball is still wide of the opponent’s goal.
Saudi Arabia made a threat in the 37th minute. Getting the pull bait from the left side, AL Faraj fired a shot from inside the penalty box, but the ball was still hitting the Egyptian defender. Produce a corner for Arabic.
Saudi Arabia got a golden opportunity to equalize the score. Referee Wilmar Roldan awarded a penalty after Ahmed Fathi handballed.
Fahad Al-Muwallad advanced as an executor, but the ball was successfully denied by Essam El Hadary, who is 45-year-old goalkeeper.
Saudi Arabia again received a penalty in injury after Ali Gabr dropped Al-Muwallad. There was a debate until finally the verdict was determined by Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Referee Wilmar did his review with the video, he also remained on the decision to award a penalty to Saudi Arabia, plus a yellow card for Ali Gabr.
This time Salman Al-Faraj who advanced as executor. He did his job well after the ball shot out of Egypt’s goalkeeper. Not long ago the first half was completed with the score 1-1.
Composition of Players
Saudi Arabia: Yasser Al-Mosailem; Yasir Al Shahrani, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Mohammed Al-Burayk; Abdullah Otafy, Hussain Al-Mogahwi; Salem Al Dawsari, Salman Al Faraj, Hattan Bahebri; Fahad Al Muwallad.
Egypt: Essam El Hadary; Mohamed Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny; Trezeguet, Abdallah El Said, Mohamed Salah; Marwan Mohsen.