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Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about Morocco v Togo

5:18 PM SGT 20/1/17
Emmanuel Adebayor Togo
All the stats and numbers you need as Atlas Lions prepare to take on The Sparrow Hawks in Oyem.

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon Group C clash at  Stade d'Oyem.

-  This is Morocco’s 16th AFCON participation; their only title dates back to 1976.

-  Morocco have failed to make it out of the group stages in six of their last seven AFCON participations, the only exception coming in 2004 when they were beaten finalists against Tunisia.

-  Meanwhile, this is Togo’s eighth AFCON. They have only reached the knockout stages once in their previous seven participations; it was in 2013 when they went out in the quarter-finals.

-  Morocco claimed victory in the most recent encounter between these sides (2-1, 2016); Togo had gone five matches unbeaten against them immediately before that run however (W2 D3).

- Togo have kept clean sheets in three of their last five matches versus Morocco whilst managing to score in six of their last seven.

- Morocco have won only two of their last 14 AFCON games (D5 L7).

- Meanwhile, Togo have won only one of their last 11 games in the tournament (D4 L6). They’ve also failed to score in seven of their last 11 games at the AFCON.

- Only two of Morocco’s 15 shots were on target in their opening game defeat against DR Congo (0-1).

- Emmanuel Adebayor made more defensive clearances (4) than he had shots (2) in Togo’s opening game draw with Ivory Coast.

-  This is Hervé Renard’s fifth AFCON as manager – he’s only lost two of his 20 games (W8 D10). The Morocco boss is the only one to have won the tournament with two different teams (Zambia in 2012, Ivory Coast in 2015).

- Meanwhile, Togo manager Claude Le Roy is taking charge at his ninth AFCON tournament, with a sixth different nation (Cameroon, Senegal, DR Congo, Ghana, Congo, Togo). He’s made it to the knockout stages in seven of his eight previous tournaments, winning it in 1988 with Cameroon.