Thursday, June 20

Senegal beat Egypt on penalties to lift African Cup of Nations

Agencies

Sadio Mane netted the winning goal from the spot as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title.

The match was decided through penalties after the regular and extra time ended in goalless draw.

According to the BBC, the Liverpool forward had earlier seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Pharaohs keeper Gabaski. Gabaski had made three good saves from Senegal’s Bamba Dieng in extra time.

And in a match billed as a battle between Liverpool forwards Mane, of Senegal, and Egypt captain Mohamed Salah, it was the former who had the decisive word.

After two previous final defeats, Senegal are Africa Cup of Nations winners at last, while Egypt missed out on a record-extending eighth continental crown that would also have been a first for Salah.

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