Diedhiou scores as Senegal hold Brazil

Diedhiou scores as Senegal hold Brazil
Famara Diedhiou

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Oct 10, 2019. 17:00

Senegal fought back to hold Brazil to a 1-1 stalemate in a friendly match which was played at Singapore’s National Stadium on Thursday.

The Lions of Teranga’s head coach Aliou Cisse named a strong starting line-up with Sadio Mane spearheading the attack.

While Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino all started for the Little Canary.

Brazil got off to the perfect start as they broke the deadlock just nine minutes into the encounter through Firmino.

Jesus set-up the Liverpool FC attacker, who made no mistake as he hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Brazil.

Senegal then pushed for the equalising goal and they managed to level matters through Famara Diedhiou after the Africans were awarded a penalty.

The Bristol City striker fired past Brazil goalkeeper Ederson on the stroke of half-time and the score was 1-1 at the interval.

Cisse introduced Sidy Sarr after the restart as Senegal looked to take the lead for the first time on the day.

However, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) runners-up found it difficult to penetrate the Little Canary’s defence which was led by Thiago Silva.

Ultimately, the maiden meeting between Senegal and Brazil ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

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