Mane and Mendy have been heroes for Senegal on Sunday as they beat Egypt to win AFCON 2021.
Newsone reviews that Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane scored the profitable spot-kick – after lacking one within the opening minutes of the sport – as Senegal claimed their first Africa Cup of Nations title with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over seven-time winners Egypt on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
This on-line information platform understands that the Liverpool midfielder stepped as much as make historical past for the West African nation on Sunday on the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon’s Yaounde, and banished the reminiscences of the group’s failure after they misplaced the ultimate to Algeria two years in the past.
Additionally, Chelsea Soccer Membership first selection goalkeeper Edouard Mendy saved from Mohanad Lasheen within the shoot-out to permit Mane the possibility to seal the win and acquire simply reward for Senegal, who had been by far the higher facet within the last however spurned quite a few alternatives to win the sport.
The silver profitable Egypt had their goalkeeper Mohamed Abo Gabal to thank for getting them into the shoot-out as he was excellent in maintaining Senegal at bay in what was the fourth time in as many video games they’d performed further time in energy-sapping situations.
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How penalties have been taken
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) succeeds from the penalty spot.
Zizo (Egypt) scores!
Abdou Diallo (Senegal) converts his penalty!
Mohamed Abdel Monem (Egypt) misses his penalty try!
Bouna Sarr (Senegal) misses
Marwan Hamdi (Egypt) scores from the penalty spot.
Bamba Dieng (Senegal) scores from the penalty spot.
Mohanad Mostafa Lasheen (Egypt) misses!
Sadio Mane (Senegal) converts his penalty!
There could also be some poetic justice for Senegal coach Aliou Cisse, who was captain of the facet in 2002 after they misplaced the ultimate on penalties to Cameroon after a goalless draw, having missed his kick within the shoot-out.
Egypt, who needed to do with out suspended coach Carlos Queiroz within the dug-out, battled to get into the sport and created solely half-chances, with their talisman Mohamed Salah largely ineffective.
Salah was in tears on the finish, having additionally misplaced the 2017 last to Cameroon and seeing his Liverpool teammate Mane seal his destiny this time round.