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AFCON 2017 Final: Score and Twitter Reaction for Egypt vs. Cameroon

AFCON 2017 Final: Score and Twitter Reaction for Egypt vs. Cameroon”

Today, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is finally coming to a close; Egypt take on Cameroon in a repeat of the 2008 final in Ghana, which saw the former team clinch the trophy with a lone Mohamed Abou-Trika strike.

Cameroon claim their fifth Africa Cup of Nations title courtesy of a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 win over Egypt in the final in Gabon.

But Nicolas Nkoulou, who had come off the bench in the first half, headed in the equaliser just before the hour mark and fellow substitute Aboubakar slammed in the victor in the 88th minute.

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Now Egypt can attempt to win their eighth AFCON title which would be four more than any other team.

For the tournament, Egypt have conceded just one goal and Cameroon just twice, the latter beating the odds to upset Ghana and make it to the final.

The Pharaohs admitted that Burkina Faso's athleticism troubled them in the semi-finals when they held out for a penalty shootout win, and this time Cameroon's physical power made the difference.

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Egypt's approach in the final is easier to predict than that of rivals Cameroon. The Egyptian team has conceded just one goal over the course of the entire tournament, and are looking to go a ideal three-for-three in the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The Lyon midfielder rose above the Egypt defence to meet a deep Benjamin Moukandjo cross from the left and head past a helpless El Hadary. "They are two teams who play different football", the 63-year-old told DW in an interview by the beach in Gabon's capital Libreville. So I changed the group a little bit and put some young players in and we started working and doing a good job.

Cuper's own career has featured numerous disappointments in finals, most notably in successive seasons in the UEFA Champions League with Valencia in 2000 and 2001. We are now rehabilitating the players to find out who will be available for the game.

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