Mohamed Salah starred Egypt team one of its best matches in recent years and crushed host Malawi 4 goals without reply - on Tuesday - to lead his group in the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations football to be hosted by Ivory Coast next year.

Egypt raised its score to 9 points, leading on goal difference from second-placed Guinea, while Malawi's balance of 3 points in last place remained equal with Ethiopia.

Egypt advanced with a goal in the fourth minute through Tarek Hamed, who received a pass from Salah and shot a missile on the edge of the penalty area inhabited the top left of the goal, scoring his first international goal with Egypt.

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Omar Marmoush doubled the score for Egypt in the 16th minute after he received a corner kick from the right side carried out by Mohamed Hamdi met by Mustafa Mohamed with a touch that the defense tried to keep away and Marmoush pressed wonderfully and hit the ball and inhabited the goal.

Salah scored the third goal in the 21st minute after an attack that saw mutual passes between Mustafa Mohamed and Salah, on the edge of the penalty area, ended with a rocket left shot from Salah from inside the penalty area inhabited the left of the goal.

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Ahmed Sayed Zizou strengthened Egypt's control by scoring the fourth goal in the 50th minute, after receiving a cross from Mohamed Hani from the right, Zizou met it with a shot from inside the penalty area that inhabited the bottom left of the goal.

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A fiery Egyptian beginning

The Egyptian team dominated the first half to score 3 goals thanks to the movements of Salah, who had one of his best games for the national team.

Malawi's first chance came in the eighth minute from an attack led by Steen Duffy, who tried to pass from the right, but Ahmed Hegazy cleared the ball to a corner kick from the right.

The hosts almost equalized in the tenth minute from a complete solo goal from Duffy, but he shot the ball over the crossbar.

Mohamed Hamdi saved his own goal defender from a dangerous opportunity for Malawi in the 29th minute after a solo goal from Gabadino Mango, Hamdi intervened with him wonderfully and extracted the ball in front of him.

In the 34th minute, Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy saved a shot from Gabadino from the edge of the penalty area.

In the 44th minute, Duffy shot a ball that goalkeeper Shenawi caught from the top right of his goal.

Malawi opened the second half with a shot in the 48th minute from Duffy from outside the penalty area, which was turned away by substitute goalkeeper Mohamed Sobhi from the bottom right of his goal to a corner from the left.

Substitute Mustafa Mohamed could have added the fifth goal in the 61st minute after receiving a great pass from Mustafa Fathi to single out the goal, but he hit a weak ball that reached easily to the goalkeeper.