Senegal beat Tunisia to book AFCON final ticket

Uganda's Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi left and Senegal's Sadio Mane fight for the ball during the African Cup of Nations round of 16 soccer match between Uganda and Senegal in Cairo International stadium in Cairo Egypt Friday

Tunisia was then given another penalty late in extra time only for referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa to check the VAR TV screen on the sidelines and dramatically reverse his decision - to the dismay of the Tunisians. And hence a game filled with drama and action. Tunisia were however good at counter attacks.

Then, in a 60-second purple patch, Mbaye Niang and Mane were unable to convert chances before a small crowd. Senegal laid in seven shots in the first half itself, yet they couldn't score. The Lions of Teranga had literally the lion's share of possession and chances in the opening 45 with one of the three tournament top scorers Sadio Mane having the best of the evening. They were awarded a penalty for Ferjani Sassi's effort which struck Kalidou Koulibaly's arm.

Koulibaly risked suspension heading into the semi final match against the Carthage Eagles and picked one just 16 minutes from time in the hotly-contested clash.

Senegal remain on course to claim their first Afcon title after defeating Benin 1-0 in the quarter-final round thanks to a solitary strike from Idrissa Gueye.

If he wins #AFCON2019, and starts 2019/20 strongly, surely he's in the Ballon d'Or running?

But Sassi hesitated as he stepped up to take the kick and hit a tame effort right into Gomis's hands, throwing away a golden chance with 15 minutes left to play.


The melee broke out after Tunisia was awarded a penalty in regular time.

Four minutes later Senegal were given a penalty of their own when Ismaila Sarr was brought down by Bronn, but Henri Saivet's shot was kept out by Hassen.

The game ended at 0-0 after the second half, leading to an extra time of play.

Algeria were the best side in the early periods of the match, piling the pressure on the Nigerians and they were duly rewarded in the 40th minute, when they grabbed an unlikely opener.

Mouez Hassen tipped Sadio Mane's free-kick onto Bronn's head as Senegal - who face Algeria or Nigeria - moved a step closer to their first AFCON title.

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