Watch: Salah strike lifts Egypt to win over Guinea-Bissau

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Mohamed Salah popped up with a goal at a vital time for Egypt as he led his country to a much-needed win at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool star scored in the 69th minute of Saturday's match against Guinea-Bissau, leading Egypt to a 1-0 victory in their second group stage game.

It was just enough for Egypt, who survived a scare as Guinea-Bissau's Mama Balde's spectacular late finish was ruled out by VAR.

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The big picture

Salah's goal was a vital one for Egypt following their defeat to Nigeria in their first group stage match.

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With Sudan's defeat to Nigeria in Saturday's other match, Egypt sit second in the group behind the Super Eagles, who have booked their place in the knockouts.

Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, meanwhile, are level on point apiece after drawing their opening match against one another.

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