Senegal was crowned for the first time in its history in the African Cup Of Nations, after beating the maximum winner in the penalty shootout Egyptin a duel marked by Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane Y Mohammed Salah.
With a hectic start to the match and with Sadio Mané standing out, the Senegalese had the first opportunity to open the scoring through a penalty charged to the defender Mohamed Abdelmonem, after knocking down an opponent in the area. However, the Senegalese striker was unable to score due to the goalkeeper’s save. Mohamed Gabaski.
Egypt was expectant during almost the entire engagement, while studying the rival movements. The whole game I waited and tried to look for any sign of weakness from the rival team. The Portuguese and coach of the Egyptians, Carlos Queirozremained from the rostrum giving instructions for them to endure throughout the engagement.
With Gabaski in a stellar plane, Senegal ran out of chances to open the scoring in the 90 ‘minutes. On the other hand, Mohamed Salah began to have greater obligations in the search for passes and creation of plays, although none could be used.
With the game over, extra time came and the goalkeepers’ duel began. Mohamed Gabaski once again became gigantic under the three sticks avoiding the goal of Bamba Dieng. In front, the pharaohs also decided to finalize the commitment but the other goalkeeper, Edward Mendy he wanted to keep the trophy as the best goalkeeper in the tournament.
The penalties arrived and the spell was broken. Edouard Mendy stopped the penalty executed by the Egyptian mohanad lasheen and Sadio Mané, like a hero, scored the penalty to give the ‘Leones de Teranga’ the championship and take the trophy home for the first time, after having lost the 2002 finals in Mali, against Cameroon and in Egypt 2019, after being defeated against Algeria.