Goals and highlights: Morocco 2-0 Comoros in Africa Cup of Nations
Comoros also makes its fifth substitution: Ibroihim Djoudja replaces Saïd Bakari.
Morocco's last move: Azzedine Ounahi takes over from Selim Amallah.
Moussa Djoumoi and Ahmed Mogni came on for Mohamed Youssouf and Fouad Bachirou.
On a pass from Amallah, Zakaria Abukhial pops up inside the box to increase the lead.
Youssef En-Nesyri misses the penalty and misses the chance to increase his team's lead.
Penalty for Morocco!
New change for Morocco: Munir El Haddadi replaces Sofiane Boufal.
Morocco also makes another change: Zakaria Aboukhal, Youssef En-Nesyri and Fayçal Fajr replace Imran Louza, Ayoub El Kaabi and Tarik Tissoudali.
Comoros make another change: Younn Zahary replaces Benjaloud Youssouf.
First change for Comoros: Yacine Bourhane comes on for Rafidine Abdullah.
The match Morocco 1-0 Comoros is underway again.
With Selim Amallah's goal, Morocco is defeating Comoros; after such a result, they would be sealing their pass to the next round.
One minute of reposition is added.
Morocco's Selim Amallah and Acharaf Hakimi are also yellow-carded.
After the goal, Morocco dominated the game and continued to reach the Comoros goal.
Faïz Selemani and Youssouf M'Changama, a Comoros player, were the first cautions of the match.
After several bounces, Selim Amallah drives the ball, enters the penalty area and powerfully scores to put his country ahead.
So far, Comoros has shown good flashes of soccer and has been mostly in the opposition's half.
It's kick-off! The teams of Morocco and Comoros are already facing each other.
Meanwhile, Amir Abdou, Comoros' coach, spoke about how they are feeling after starting the cup with a loss: "We are facing a difficult opponent. Morocco has a solid group made up of good players and I think they are a team that will go far in this competition. We are trying to correct the mistakes we made in the last game. The team is confident, and we will take this match with a positive attitude."
Ahead of this match, Vahid Halilhodzic, Morocco's coach, mentioned what is the objective in this tournament: "We had an important victory in a difficult match against Ghana. That victory served to improve the mood of the team and the players. We came into this competition with a lot of ambition. It's been a long time since Morocco won the AFCON title. We are here to give our best and we are optimistic to make the Moroccan people happy."
Kassim Abdallah, Chaker Alhadhur, Younn Zahary, Abdallah Ali Mohamed, Nakibou Aboubakari, Ali M'Madi, Ibrolhim Djoudja, Yacine Bourhane, Ahmed Mogni, Ali Ahamada, Moussa Djoumoi and lyad Mohamed.
Azzedine Ounahi, Munir El Haddadi, Fayçal Fajr, Munir Mohand Mohamedi, Illas Chair, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Sofian Chakla, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Alakouch, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti, Samy Mmaee and Soufiane Rahimi.
S. Ben; K. M'Dahoma, M. Youssouf, N. Abdou, R. Abdullah, B. Youssouf, F. Selemani, S. Bakari, Y. M'Changama, E. Ben and F. Bachirou.
Bono: A. Aguerd, S. Amrabat, A. Masina, A. Hakimi, I. Louza, R. Saïss, S. Amallah, S. Boufal, T. Tissoudali and A. El Kaabi.
In just under an hour, the Moroccan and Comoros teams will play their second match at the Africa Cup of Nations. For the moment, the players from each country are already at the stadium, and in a few minutes they will begin their warm-up.
In a few moments we will share with you the starting Morocco vs Comoros live, as well as the latest information from Roumde Adjia Stadium. Stay tuned for up-to-the-minute live coverage of the match on VAVEL.
A. Ahamada; K. Abdallah, K. M'Dahoma, Y. Zahary, S. Bakari, M. Youssouf, I. Mohamed, R. Abdullah, B. Youssouf, Y. M'Changama and E. Ben.
Y. Bono; A. Hakimi, R. Saïss, N. Aguerd, A. Masina, S. Mmaee, A. Ounahi, S. Amallah, I. Louza, S. Boufal and Z. Aboukhial.
Last Monday, in their Africa Cup of Nations debut, Morocco defeated Ghana 1-0 with a goal by Sofiane Boufal, while Comoros lost to Gabon by the minimum difference.
This Friday morning, in the city of Yaoundé, the teams of Morocco and Comoros will face each other in search of points to place themselves at the top of the third sector, which also includes the teams of Gabon and Ghana.
The tournament begins with the Group Phase, of which there are six, and in which there are four teams in each one; the teams in the top two places after the three rounds will advance to the next round, as well as the four best third-placed teams in the Cup. The direct elimination stages will be played in a single match: round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and final.
The 24 countries competing in this Cup are Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gabon, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Malawi, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Gambia.
It is the most important competition of the African Football Confederation, and this edition -which is the 33rd in its history- is being held in Cameroon. The tournament was scheduled to take place in 2021, but due to the covid pandemic, it was delayed until this date. The final will be played in the first days of the following month.
My name is Alan Rodriguez and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.