Morocco began the African Nations Cup with a defeat. In the second game, against the weakest on paper whoosh from Group C, we need a victory. Make the North Africans a chance here?
Morocco: Unnecessary defeat
Morocco got in his first match with a 1-0 defeat of the field. Despite the messy preparation and the requisite injury cases, the team started not so bad at the game against DR Congo. They had the better of the game and it was the bar that occurred ahead. Across the team was not really in trouble. After the break, goalkeeper Munir estimated not in a cross. The ball went through the net the goal mouth, after which the Congolese were able to score the 1-0.
After the delay followed a frustrating last half hour for the team of coach Renard. The challenge often lay on the ground to slow down the game and Morocco could barely get into good attacking itself. El-Arabi had ten minutes before the final whistle off the best chance, but the striker headed straight at goalkeeper of Congo, which was an inevitable defeat.
Togo: Hoping for an upset
Togo started the match against the big Ivory Coast with the aim not to lose. Given the difference in quality between the two selections this was no disgrace. The Togolese took no chances and kept a lot of people behind the ball. Adebayor up front stood largely alone. Despite a few small chances on either side changed in the second half not much to the game image, so the match was heading for a boring 0-0.
It is clear that Les Eperviers, like so many other teams in the African Nations Cup, with calculator in hand, to get through this group stage. Any risk is gemijd, and the fear hits against is particularly high. This means that also matches Togo really only interesting for the fans of the country. As the bookmakers and most punt also have to realize that goals are not in line with expectations, there is little value is present.