MATCH CENTRE

SUN 14 JULY 2019, 18:00, 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO

1
VS
0

Senegal win drama-filled match to reach Afcon showpiece

by Staff Reporter

Sun July 14, 21:15

Senegal will face either Algeria or Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final, following a 1-0 extra-time win over Tunisia at 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Sunday evening.

The Lions of Teranga were the dominant side in the opening half, but were upstaged by their opponents in a drama-filled second that included two missed penalties.

The most notable chance of the first half fell to Youssouf Sabaly, but having beaten Mouez Hassen with a curling effort, the fullback was desperately unlucky to watch his attempt canon off the woodwork and out of danger.

Tunisia looked a different side following the interval and after Yassine Khenissi squandered two gilt-edged chances, the Eagles of Carthage were awarded a contentious penalty after the a ball cannoned into Kalidou Koulibaly's left arm in the 75th minute.

Ferjani Sassi duly stepped up to the spot, but his tame effort was easily saved by Alfred Gomis who continued to impress in goal for the Senegalese.

Senegal were awarded a penalty of their own six minutes later, but Hassen showcased his penalty-saving credentials with a superb save to keep out Henri Saivet's rasping effort from 12 yards out.

With no goal forthcoming in regulation time, the game headed for an additional half-hour and in the 101st of the game, the deadlock would finally be broke, albeit through fortuitous circumstances.

Hero turned villain as Hassen's scuffed punch cannoned off the unexpected Dylan Bronn and into the back of the Tunisian net.

The Eagles of Carthage then had a penalty decision overturned by VAR following further inspection by the referee in what was fast turning into an incredible encounter. Senegal, though, would ultimately do enough to edge into only a second Afcon final.

Senegal (0) 1 (101' Bronn og.)

Tunisia (0) 0

Senegal: Gomis; Gassama (Wague 110'), Sabaly, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Gueye, Saivet, Ndiaye (Sane 82'), Diatta (Sarr 68'), Mane, Niang (Diagne 63').

Tunisia: Hassen; Bronn, Mariah, Hadadi, Msakni (Sliti 46'), Khazri, Khenissi (Chaouat 117'), Sassi (Badri 106'), Drager, Skhiri, Ben Mohamed (Chaalali 82').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
SEMI FINALS 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO
SENEGAL GOALS TUNISIA GOALS
3. Dylan Bronn (101') (OG)
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP TUNISIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
8
Defender
14
Defender
73'
3
Defender
101'
3
Defender
110'
21
Defender
5
Defender
12
Defender
4
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
82'
19
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
68'
15
Midfielder
107'
13
Midfielder
82'
17
Midfielder
46'
7
Forward/Striker
63'
9
Forward/Striker
117'
11
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
65'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Moussa Wagué
Defender
110'
22
Anice Badri
Forward/Striker
107'
9
Mbaye Diagne
Forward/Striker
63'
19
Firas Chaouat
Forward/Striker
117'
8
Ismaila Sarr
Midfielder
68'
18
Sliti Naim
Midfielder
46'
23
Salif Sane
Defender
82'
6
Ghaylen Chaalali
Midfielder
82'
20
CARDS
Kalidou Koulibaly
Defender
73'
3
Wahbi Khazri
Forward/Striker
65'
10
Sliti Naim
Midfielder
76'
23
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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