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

3:01 AM EST 1/29/17
Mohamed Elney Egypt Afcon 2017
All the stats and numbers you need as the Pharaohs prepare to take on the Lions of Atlas in Port-Gentil

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon fourth Quater-Fina clash at Stade de Port-Gentil.

-   Egypt have only managed to secure one AFCON victory in five attempts over Morocco (D1 L3); scoring only two goals across those matches.

-   In fact, no team has inflicted more defeats on Morocco in the history of the AFCON (3).

-   Morocco come into this quarter-final having gone 12 matches unbeaten against Egypt (W4 D8); last losing to the Pharaohs in 1986 and conceding just one goal in their last eight against them.

-   Egypt have now progressed from the group stages for the ninth time in their last 10 attempts in the African Cup of Nations whilst Morocco have ended a run of four appearance without featuring in the knockout phase.

-   The Pharaohs have won each of their last three AFCON quarter-final matches, scoring a total of nine goals in that time.

-   Morocco have won successive matches in the African Cup of Nations. Only once before have they put together a longer stretch of victories (four in 1976).

-   Egypt have gone 22 AFCON games without defeat (W17 D5), last losing in the 2004 tournament (v Algeria) and have only conceded one goal across their last eight matches in the African Cup of Nations.

-   Egypt were the only team to keep a clean sheet in every game during the 2017 AFCON group stages.

-   Morocco struck more shots off target than any other team during the group stages (23); only one side (Mali, 22.2%) recorded a worse shooting accuracy rate than Morocco (25.8%).

-   No player managed to record more assists during the 2017 group stages than the two registered by Morocco’s Faycal Fajr.

-   Mohammed Salah has been involved in both of Egypt’s goals at this year’s AFCON (one assist followed by a goal).

-   This is Hervé Renard’s fifth AFCON as manager – he’s only lost two of his 22 games (W10 D10). The Morocco boss is the only one to have won the tournament with two different teams (Zambia in 2012, Ivory Coast in 2015).