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Soccer City (ATT 25,000) 19th January 2013 - Kick off 19:00

Angola Angola vs Morocco Morocco

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  1. 90

    The referee brings an end to a quite disappointing opening day of Africa Cup of Nations football, as none of the four teams in action managed to score a goal. Angola 0-0 Morocco.

  2. 90

    Fourth official signals 3 minutes added time at the end of the game.

  3. 89

    Mateus jumps clear of Younes Belhanda and fires a rocket towards goal, but it's straight at the goalkeeper, who easily takes the ball in his grasp. Manucho tests the keeper again coming close with a diving header, but once again puts it just wide of the far post.

  4. 84

    Angola go close after shoddy defending from the Moroccans, but Manucho is unable to put his shot on target.

  5. 82

    Final substitution for Morocco. El Ahmadi comes off for Belghazouani.

  6. 78

    Sub for Angola. Airosa comes on for Lunguinha.

  7. 77

    Younes Belhanda receives a caution for pulling back Pirolito after losing the ball.

  8. 76

    Morocco have a staggering 22 fouls in the game, and Angola are only to happy to try and find Manucho with all the set-plays.

  9. 75

    Morocco piling on the pressure around the Angola 18-yard area, but their chances go begging once again.

  10. 71

    Youssef Al Arabi comes on for El Hamdaoui

  11. 68

    Belhanda gets his first touch of the game in the box but puts his shot goes just wide of the post.

  12. 67

    Possession far more even now, but Morocco still edging it at 51% to Angola's 49%. The addition of Belhanda should add some attacking flair to the side.

  13. 63

    Abdelaziz Barrada comes off for Younes Belhanda

  14. 61

    End-to-end stuff, but Angola are definitely more of a threat at the moment. They've had quite a few free-kicks thus far, a worrying trend for the Moroccan defence.

  15. 56

    Yellow for Benatia after a hard tackle from behind on Manucho

  16. 53

    Angola break forward quickly on the right, but El Kaoutari deflects the low cross into the grasp of Lamyaghri.

  17. 47

    Morocco goalkeeper Lamyaghri fumbles the ball and Guilherme toe pokes the ball just wide of the far post.

  18. 46

    Referee gets us under way for the second half...

  19. 46

    Half-time change for Angola. Guilherme comes on for Mingo Bile.

  20. 45

    The referee blows the whistle for the end of the first half. We go into the break 0-0 after a timid start to the match. Morocco were the better side in the first period, but Angola are starting to grow into the match, setting the encounter up for a more exciting second half.

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