Ahmed Elmohamady and Mohamed Salah propelled Egypt into the final 16 locations of the Africa Cup of Nations with a objective every in a 2-Zero win towards DR Congo.
Aston Villa defender Elmohamady and African participant of the 12 months Liverpool Salah each scored first-half targets in Cairo for the Pharaohs who adopted Nigeria within the spherical of 16.
Egypt, winner in 2006, 2008 and 2010 and defeated by Cameroon within the 2017 closing, defeated Zimbabwe of their opening match and topped Group A.
However they didn’t all do it in their very own means towards the DR Congo, which hit the joinery twice.
Marcel Tisserand broke his effort towards the woodwork six yards within the eleventh minute after the Tresor Mputu nook was opened.
Egypt opened the scoring within the 25th minute when Elmohamady fired the ball house from the penalty space after the Democratic Republic of Congo did not clear the middle of Salah.
Salah's free kick was repelled by goalkeeper Ley Matampi, earlier than Tisserand did not put the top of the superb Mputu heart on the opposite finish.
The DR Congo struck the crossbar once more within the 40th minute with Jonathan Bolingi's header, however Salah made it 2-Zero to the hosts three minutes later with a strong shot on the close to submit.
The Leopards referred to as for his or her return to the sport within the second interval, having fun with respectable possession moments, their solely objective being to drop their closing product.
Yannick Bolasie virtually broke the Egyptian protection when his hard-hitting free kick was tightly closed within the closing phases.