MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 NOVEMBER 2014, 19:00, CAIRO

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Senegal frustrate Egypt in Cairo

by Staff Reporter

Sat November 15, 21:41

An eighth minute goal by Mame Diouf took Senegal to next year’s AFCON tournament in Equatorial Guinea next year as they overcame Egypt on Saturday night at Cairo Stadium.

The goal arrived from a beautiful cross down the left flank and Diouf connected well with a powerful header which gave the goalkeeper Ahmed Shenawy no chance.

This victory means The Lions of Teranga trail Tunisia by one point after collecting 10 points from five games, they wrap up their campaign against Botswana at home while Egypt face Tunisia next Wednesday.

A few minutes later, the hosts tried to level matters but the Lions of Teranga’s keeper, Bouna Coundoul, saved the shot. Again the Egyptians managed to strike another missile, but the defence was too tight and managed to clear the danger.

Just before the interval, the Pharaohs pushed forward in search of an equaliser and their efforts were rewarded with an opportunity, but the shot couldn’t go through as Senegal had many bodies in the box as the visitors went to the tunnel leading.

Ten minutes into the second half, both sides started where they left off with their end-to-end stuff with Senegal’s attempt from a free kick going wide.

Senegal missed an opportunity to consolidate their lead when a beautiful cross by Stephane Badji went across the face of goals but there was no one to tap in.

Towards the hour mark, an opportunity for Egypt came when their right winger Walid Soliman Ebid made an entry into the box, but his cross was not converted.

In the 70th minute, Mohamed Salah nearly punished the visitors when he attacked from the middle of the park but his effort went over the goals.

With nine minutes to go, both sides took their feet off the pedal, however, that worked for the visitors as they moved closer to qualifying.

Salah again missed a glorious opportunity two minutes in stoppage time from a cross whipped in from the right flank, he out-jumped the defence but couldn’t direct his header to the far corner.

Senegal held on for the last two minutes as they joined Group G leaders Tunisia en route to the finals next January.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE CAIRO
EGYPT GOALS SENEGAL GOALS
Mame Biram Diouf (10')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
EGYPT STARTING LINEUP SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
74'
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
10'
74'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Moussa Sow
Forward/Striker
74'
0
Diafra Sakho
Forward/Striker
74'
0
CARDS
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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