Senegal look to avoid upset against Madagascar

Senegal look to avoid upset against Madagascar
Mame Biram Diouf

by BackPageTXT

Monday Nov 16, 2015. 12:00

Senegal will be targeting nothing but a victory over Madagascar in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) second-round second-leg clash on Tuesday.

The crucial encounter will take place at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar. Kick-off is at 21h00 (CAT).

Barea managed to hold the Lions of Teranga to a 2-2 stalemate in the first-leg clash at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo on Friday.

Senegal have two important away goals which were scored by England-based duo Mame Biram Diouf and Sadio Mame in the second-half.

Italy-based central defender Kalidou Koulibaly stated that they will have to avoid making any mistakes in order to beat Madagascar at home on Tuesday.

Stoke City striker Diouf has revealed that he aims to score again and dedicate his goal to my recently deceased mother.

Meanwhile, Madagascar are obviously pleased with their performances from the first-leg and they will hoping to score more goals against Senegal.

However, Barea were also disappointed after failing to hold onto their 2-0 lead. Faneva Andriatsima and Njiva Rakotoharimalala had netted for the home side.

Madagascar head coach Franck Rajaonarisamba is aware of the fact that they need to work on their defence in order to stand a good chance of advancing to the third round.

Referee Joshua Bondo from Botswana will be in charge of the second-leg clash. The winner on aggregate advances to the third-round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF).

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