MATCH CENTRE

FRI 05 JULY 2019, 21:00, CAIRO

0
VS
1

Senegal edge Uganda to reach quarter-finals

by BackPageTXT

Fri July 05, 22:51

Senegal overcame Uganda 1-0 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Round of 16 match at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt on Friday.

As a result, the Lions of Teranga secured their place in the quarter-finals where they will face Benin on Wednesday, while the Cranes crashed out of the tournament.

The Cranes contained the Lions of Teranga in the opening exchanges, but they conceded fouls that saw Denis Onyango and Emmanuel Okwi being booked very early.

Senegal piled pressure on the Uganda defence and Aliou Cisse's men managed to break the deadlock 15 minutes into the encounter.

Mbaye Niang's low pass sent Sadio Mane through on goal and the Liverpool FC forward fired past on-rushing goalkeeper Onyango to make it 1-0 to Senegal.

Uganda tried to respond with a goal when Okwi unleashed a thunderous shot which was parried away by Senegal shot-stopper Alfred Gomis in the 23rd minute.

The Cranes created chances, but they were wasteful as Okwi missed the target with a header just before the half-hour mark.

Farouk Miya then played a dangerous curling free-kick into the Senegal box, but his Uganda team-mates failed to make contact with the ball.

The score was 1-0 to Senegal at the interval with Uganda having failed to convert their chances.

The two teams attacked each other in the early stages of the second-half and the Lions of Teranga were awarded a penalty after Mane was fouled by Onyango into the box just before the hour-mark.

However, Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper Onyango made amends as he denied Mane from the spot-kick with the Senegal vice-captain missing his second penalty in the tournament.

The Senegal defence which was marshaled by Kalidou Koulibaly looked solid and Mike Azira tried his luck from range in the 71st minute, and Ugandan midfielder's effort missed the target.

Allan Kateregga was introduced by Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre with 13 minutes left and he tried to make an immediate impact, but his free-kick was parried away by Gomis.

Senegal were able to hold onto their slender lead in the closing stages of the match and ultimately, they ran out 1-0 winners over Uganda on the night.

Uganda (0) 0
Senegal (1) 1 (Mane 15')

Uganda: Onyango, Mugabi, Juuko, Wasswa (Awanyi 18'), Walusimbi, Abdu, Miya, Azira, Aucho (Kateregga 77'), Okwi, Kaddu (Kyambadde 57').
Senegal: Gomis, Gassama, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Sabaly, Gueye, Badou N'Diaye, Mane, Sarr (Balde 81'), Saivet (Diatta 69'), Niang (Diagne 85').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LAST 16 CAIRO
UGANDA GOALS SENEGAL GOALS
10. Sadio Mane (15')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
UGANDA STARTING LINEUP SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
5'
18
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
5
Defender
8
15
Defender
70'
3
Defender
4
Defender
21
Midfielder
17
Defender
12
Midfielder
18'
16
Midfielder
69'
14
Midfielder
31'
77'
8
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
81'
18
Forward/Striker
22
Midfielder
11'
17
Forward/Striker
8'
7
Forward/Striker
85'
9
Forward/Striker
57'
9
Forward/Striker
15'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Timothy Awany
Defender
18'
3
Krepin Diatta
Midfielder
69'
15
Allan Kyambadde
Midfielder
57'
21
Keita Baldé Diao
Midfielder
81'
11
Allan Kateregga
Midfielder
77'
13
Mbaye Diagne
Forward/Striker
85'
19
CARDS
Khalid Aucho
Midfielder
31'
8
Papa Badou Ndiaye
Midfielder
11'
17
Dennis Onyango
Goalkeeper
5'
18
Kalidou Koulibaly
Defender
70'
3
Emmanuel Okwi
Forward/Striker
8'
7
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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