Senegal beat Egypt on penalties to lift AFCON trophy

Date: 2022-02-06
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Senegal made history as they won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time, with a dramatic 4-2 victory on penalties over Egypt.

 After just three minutes, Senegal were awarded a penalty after a rash challenge from Mohamed Abdelmonem on Saliou Ciss in the box. Mohamed Salah could be seen giving his keeper Gabaski advice on how to save his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane's spotkick and it paid off as the goalkeeper pulled off a heroic save. 

The forward was fortunate to still be on the pitch in extra time when he avoided a yellow card for diving after already being booked

90 minutes of normal time and extra time failed to produce a match winner as the two sides remained locked in a goalless stalemate, heading to a penalty shootout. 

It was always set to be the battle of Liverpool's superstars, Salah and Mane but ultimately it was the Senegalese who came out a hero. Mane redeemed himself, netting the winning spotkick in the shootout to secure a history-making win for his country.

Source: Daily Mail

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