2019 AFCON: Senegal 1-0 Tunisia - AS IT HAPPENED

2019 AFCON: Senegal 1-0 Tunisia - AS IT HAPPENED
Sadio Mane of Senegal (l) celebrates goal with Idrissa Gana Gueye during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals last 16 match between Uganda and Senegal at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 05 July 2019 ©BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jul 14, 2019. 21:09

Good evening and welcome what was AfricanFootball.com's LIVE COVERAGE of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash between Senegal and Tunisia from 30 June Stadium in Cairo, on Sunday 14 July 2019.


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, Sassi (Badri 106'), Drager, Skhiri, Ben Mohamed (Chaalali 82').

As It Happened  Commentary: 

  • The Lions of Teranga will face either Algeria or Nigeria in next week's final.

120' - Full-time: Senegal 1-0 Tunisia

116' - No penalty! The referee initially awarded a penalty to Tunisia, but after consulting VAR, he overturned his decision!

106' - HT in extra-time: Senegal 1-0 Tunisia

101' - GOAL! Bronn inadvertently directs the ball into the back of his own net and Senegal lead.

91' - Extra-time is underway.

90' - Senegal 0-0 Tunisia. Extra-time to follow!

90' - Three minutes of stoppage time added.

90' - Close! Saivet smashes his left-footed thunderbolt into the side-netting.

79' - Miss! Another missed penalty! Unbelievable, Hassen pulls off a superb stop to deny Saivet from the spot.

76' - Yellow Card - Sliti is the next player to be booked by the referee.

75' - Miss! Sassi's penalty is saved by Gomis! Drama in Cairo!

73' - Yellow Card - Koulibaly goes into the referee's book as the match official points to the spot! PENALTY.

65' - Chance! Khenissi races through on goal, but his touch is too heavy, allowing Gomis to pounce on the ball. Gilt-edged chance squandered by the Eagles.

65' - Yellow Card - Khazri is the first player to go into the referee's book.

60' - Hour played in Cairo, still goalless.

49' - Chance! Fast start by Tunisia as Sassi draws a great stop out of Gomis who dives to his left to keep the midfielder's rasping effort from bulging the back of the net.

48' - Chance! Piercing ball to pick out Khenissi who races free, but the forward can only succeed in guiding his attempt over Gomis' head and over the goal.

46' - The second half is underway.

HT: Senegal 0-0 Tunisia

45' - Two minutes of additional time has been added.

40' - Further chances for Niang and Mane have followed, but neither could hit the target with their respective attempts.

30' - Half-hour played in the Egyptian capital. Senegal has just about edged this one thus far, but no goals just yet.

26' - Close! Sabaly hits the woodwork with a curling attempt. The fullback is desperately unlucky. After cutting  onto his right foot the left-back took aim at goal and is only denied the game's opener by the post.

22' - Chance! A pin-point corner falls to Msakni, but the Tunisian captain fails to direct his header attempt on target.

21' - Nothing to write home about thus far. Senegal's early pressure has dwindled and Tunisia have come into their own, but no clear cut chances just yet.

11' - Successive corner-kicks come to nothing as Senegal continue to turn the screw. An early goal would really set things up nicely.

5' - It has been all Senegal in the opening exchanges. The Teranga Lions showcasing their intent from the onset.

1' - Kick-off in Cairo!

  • Two teams are out on the park, kick-off imminent in the Egyptian capital.

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