MATCH CENTRE

MON 01 JULY 2019, 21:00, 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO

0
VS
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Sadio Mane inspires Senegal to victory over Kenya

by BackPageTXT

Mon July 01, 23:04

Senegal defeated Kenya 3-0 in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group C match at the 30 June Stadium in Egypt on Monday night.

The result saw the Lions of Teranga progress to the knockout stages as runners-up, while the Harambee Stars could still qualify as one of the four best third-placed teams.

The match got off to a lively start and Patrick Matasi was a busy man in the Harambee Stars goal-posts as the Lions of Teranga searched for the opening goal.

The Kenya goalkeeper was called into action by Idrissa Gana Gueye in the 23rd minute following a good move by Senegal.

The Everton FC midfielder received a cross inside the box and fired a shot towards Matasi, who made a magnificent reflex save to deny the West Africans.

Senegal were then awarded a penalty after Abud Omar had hacked down Saliou Ciss in the box just before the half-hour mark.

Sadio Mane then stepped up and he was denied by Matasi, who pulled off a brilliant low save to deny the Liverpool FC forward from the spot-kick.

The Harambee Stars then contained the Lions of Teranga and the score was 0-0 at the interval.

The Lions of Teranga continued their dominance after the restart, but Matasi was having a good game as he made more great saves.

The Ethiopia-based shot-stopper was well-positioned to save Henri Saivet's long-range shot, before making another save from Mbaye Niang's shot.

Kenya did threaten through Dennis Odhiambo, whose thunderous long-range shot was pushed over the crossbar by Senegal keeper Alfred Gomis in the 62nd minute.

However, Senegal finally broke the deadlock a minute later when Ismaila Sarr scored with a beautiful volley to make it 1-0 to Senegal.

The momentum was with Senegal, who then made it 2-0 through Mane after he beat his marker for strength and pace, before firing past Matasi with 19 minutes left.

Pressure mounted on the Harambee Stars defence and they conceded a penalty when Philemon Otieno fouled Sarr and he was shown a second yellow and sent off.

Mane then stepped up and this time, he beat Matasi from the spot-kick to make it 3-0 to Senegal in the 78th minute.

Kenya tried to push for a late consolation goal, but Senegal stood firm at the back and the Lions of Teranga emerged 3-0 winners on the night.

Kenya (0) 0
Senegal (0) 3 (Sarr 63', Mane 71', 78')

Kenya: Matasi, Otieno, Mohammed, Okumu, Khamis, Wanyama, Omolo, Ouma Otieno, Odhiambo (Avire 75'), Masika (Oginga 81'), Olunga.

Senegal: Gomis, Gassama, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Ciss, Gueye (Diatta 80'), Badou N'Diaye, Saivet, Mane, Sarr, Niang (Konate 75').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO
KENYA GOALS SENEGAL GOALS
18. Ismaila Sarr (63')
10. Sadio Mane (71')
10. Sadio Mane (78')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
KENYA STARTING LINEUP SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
3
Defender
8
Defender
13
3
Defender
2
Defender
21
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
10'
76'
20
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
75'
21
Midfielder
80'
5
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
63'
18
Midfielder
81'
7
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
75'
9
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
71'
78'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
John Avire
Forward/Striker
75'
9
Moussa Konate
Forward/Striker
75'
7
Bernard Ochieng
Defender
81'
6
Krepin Diatta
Midfielder
80'
15
CARDS
Philemon Otieno
Defender
10'
20
Philemon Otieno
Defender
76'
20
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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