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AFCON 2021: Elneny's Egypt through to the final

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Mo Elneny played 86 minutes as Egypt beat Cameroon in a penalty shoot-out to seal their place in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The hosts were largely on top for much of the game, and hit the post twice - through Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Samuel Gouet.

Liverpool's Mo Salah went closest for Egypt in the 90 minutes, firing just over the bar with one effort and then spurning a good opportunity from a loose backpass.

Elneny - who was booked - eventually made way for Ahmed Abdelmonem with four minutes remaining, and after the match remained goalless after extra time, it went to penalties.

The tournament hosts missed three of their spot kicks, and Egypt kept their composure to advance to Sunday's final at the Olembe Stadium, where they will face Senegal.

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