Sadio Mane’s Senegal beat Salah’s Egypt to qualify for 2022 World Cup

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Senegal inflicted yet another penalty shootout defeat on Egypt as the African champions sealed their place in the World Cup 2022 on a dramatic night in Dakar.

Sadio Mane hit the winning penalty in Aliou Cisse’s side’s 3-1 win on spot-kicks after Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah put his effort on fire.

It is only the second time in two months that the Lions of Teranga defeated their biggest African rival by a penalty kick after winning their first Africa Cup of Nations title after January.

Boulaye Dia’s fourth-minute goal gave Senegal the lead as the home side quickly recovered following a 1-0 defeat by the Pharaohs in the first leg on Friday night. Despite being impoverished, Senegal failed to find the net and failed to block the penalties.

Releasing the ball this morning has apparently angered Egyptian coach Carlos Queiroz and his pain has intensified as he has been forced to pull off two defenders, losing defenders Rami Rabia and Omar Gabia due to injuries.

Senegal’s relentless pressure ended after a fresh start as the visitors were able to withstand the storm and finally entered the tournament, sparking an uproar in search of a crucial away goal. Ahmed Sayed, who came in second, came close twice, as he first hit Salah’s cross and later shot inside the box.

In the last 10 minutes of normal time and nerves disturbed, Ismaila Sarr was released after defending Egypt with Sadio Mane’s full weight but the goalkeeper just hit the Watford striker and sent his shot past the post as another great chance passed. asking.

Egyptian striker Mohamed El-Shenawy rose to the occasion in extra time, throwing a few balls from the top when Senegal scored the visitors’ goal. Somehow he fired Ismaila Sarr who scored, who failed to concede a goal and denied Pape Cisse at least three times.

Al Ahly shooting ended up losing to Senegal as it deserved its place in Qatar this winter. This is their third World Cup appearance and they are qualifying for the first time in a row.

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