MATCH CENTRE

SUN 23 JUNE 2019, 19:00, 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO

2
VS
0

Senegal up and running in Egypt

by Staff Reporter

Sun June 23, 20:55

Senegal eased to a 2-0 win over Tanzania in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener at 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Sunday.

The Teranga Lions were too strong for the Taifa Stars who were kept in the game by some lacklustre finishing by the West African's.

Senegal should've been two goals up inside the opening 10 minutes, but M'Baye Niang failed to convert two gilt-edged chances for the tournament favourites.

Keita Baldé finally found a way past Tanzania's Aishi Manula in the 28th minute of the clash for Senegal's opening goal of the tournament. Everton's Idrissa Gana Gueye teed up the forward who drove a low shot into the back of the net.

Senegal continued to threaten - even without the suspended Sadio Mane - but were unable to add to their advantage before the break.

Krépin Diatta finally doubled Senegal's lead in the 64th minute with a crisp half-volley that left Manula with no chance.

Senegal would see out the rest of the game with relative ease as the two teams now prepare for their second group fixture which will take place in four days time, against Algeria and Kenya respectively.

Senegal (1) 2 (Balde 28' Diatta 64')
Tanzania (0) 0

Senegal: Mendy; Wague, Koulibaly, Sane (Kouyate 24'), Sabaly, Gueye, Diatta, Ndiaye, Niang (Konate 83'), Balde (Thioub 74'), Sarr.

Tanzania: Manula; Kamagi, Yondani, Mwantika, Ramadhani, Salum (Mussa 44'), Mkami, Abbas (Domayo 84'), Msuva (Ulimwengu 66'), Bocco, Samatta.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO
SENEGAL GOALS TANZANIA GOALS
11. Keita Baldé Diao (28')
15. Krepin Diatta (65')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 4
SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP TANZANIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
18
3
Defender
6
Defender
22
Defender
2
Defender
24'
6
Defender
90 + 1'
22
Defender
12
Defender
5
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
9'
44'
3
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
36'
7
Midfielder
28'
74'
11
Midfielder
84'
23
Midfielder
65'
15
Forward/Striker
14
Midfielder
15'
17
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
83'
9
Forward/Striker
63'
66'
12
SUBSTITUTIONS
Cheikhou Kouyate
Defender
24'
8
Faridi Mussa
Midfielder
44'
17
Sada Thioub
Midfielder
74'
20
Thomas Ulimwengu
Forward/Striker
66'
11
Moussa Konate
Forward/Striker
83'
7
Frank Domayo
Midfielder
84'
8
CARDS
Papa Badou Ndiaye
Midfielder
15'
17
Himid Mao Mkami
Midfielder
36'
7
Simon Msuva
Forward/Striker
63'
12
Feisal Salum
Midfielder
9'
3
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
GALLERY
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