Egypt’s second-half implosion was still to come but the look of weary frustration painted across Mohamed Salah’s face at the interval said it all.
Morocco boss Herve Renard has promised his side will do their best to make Cristiano Ronaldo ‘less exceptional’ when they face Portugal in the World Cup on Wednesday.
Mohamed Salah scored from the spot on his World Cup debut, but Egypt are on the verge of an early exit following a 3-1 defeat to Russia.
Led by the youngest and only black coach at the tournament, Senegal became the first African nation to secure victory at the 2018 World Cup – a feat which should be celebrated, re-told and revered, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Russia continued their rich vein of form as they thumped Egypt 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup Group A encounter to reach their first knockout game since the Soviet era.
England players had more to cope with than some aggressive Tunisia defending, as captain and match-winner Harry Kane revealed.
Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has pledged to leave Mohamed Salah shackled when the World Cup hosts take on Egypt in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Harry Kane marked his World Cup debut with a stoppage-time winner as England made hard work of overcoming Tunisia 2-1 in their Group G opener.
Sweden needed a second-half penalty, given after a VAR consultation, to edge past South Korea and move joint top of Group F.
A Harry Kane brace inspired England to claim a late 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G encounter at the Volgograd Arena on Monday evening.