Senegal to Qatar World Cup 2022: Senegal takes on Egypt in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying match, trying to close the gap on a one-goal disadvantage. Saliou Ciss’ own goal was enough to make the difference on the day.
Egypt has the upper hand, but they’ll need to fight hard to get across the finish line and qualify for Qatar, especially with a boisterous home crowd cheering them on.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, both of Liverpool, might be pivotal in determining the outcome of this tie.
One thing is certain: we will find out today which of these teams will compete in Qatar and which will remain at home.
Senegal advances 3-1 thanks to Sadio Mané’s goal. He’s the one who does it! Senegal has won the penalty shootout as he scores a goal in the center!
Mostafa Mohamed’s penalty is low and too center, resulting in a score of 2-1. Mendy comes to the rescue.
Bamba Dieng finishes from close range, high into one corner, with the goalkeeper diving the other way.
1-1: El Solia sends a high ball to Mendy’s right. It’s off the bar, down, and in the top corner.
1-0: A penalty kick is finally converted. The man is Ismaila Sarr. El Shenawy dives the wrong way as he fires to the keeper’s right.
0-0: Zizo, who has had several opportunities to score today, misses the penalty kick. Before the penalty, he takes a hop, but his shot goes just past the keeper’s left post.
0-0: The score is still 0-0! Ciss takes the penalty low to the goalkeeper’s right, but he guesses well and makes an easy save.
0-0: The home fans erupted in applause after Salah’s terrible penalty! We’re equal after a penalty each after he blazes way, way over.
0-0: Koulibaly fails to score! He moves to the right of the keeper, but it blasts off the underside of the bar!
Senegal will take the first penalty at 3:33 p.m. Koulibaly takes the initiative.
3:40 p.m.: The teams prepare for penalties with another light show, but the atmosphere can’t be any hotter. Before the coaching staff returns to the bench, the Senegalese squad huddles together in prayer. The teams are all set.
At the end of the game, the score is 1-1 on aggregate. Senegal and Egypt are unable to be separated once more, and a penalty shootout will determine who will proceed to Qatar.
122nd minute: The allowed time ends with stretcher-bearers sprinting onto the pitch to attend to an Egyptian player.
Senegal has failed to put the same pressure as they did in the first half of extra time in the 120th minute. As two minutes of extra time are signaled, Egypt wins a free kick in the host team’s half.
116th minute: The number of stoppages has risen, as is generally the case in extra time. A Senegalese player is suffering from cramps, while an Egyptian player appears to be unconscious after being trampled by Pape Sarr. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané talk during the halftime break.
113th minute: El Shenawy is content to devote as much time as possible to his goal kicks. Egypt is without a player, but the most hardworking stretcher-bearers in football are back in action. Off the field, Koulibaly and Salah have a quarrel, but nothing comes of it.
Egypt is still holding fast in the 110th minute, but it’s one-way traffic at the moment. Senegal is always seeking to hurry things up, while the visitors are happy to do the exact opposite.
Senegal has continued where they left off in the 107th minute. From the edge of the area, Pape Gueye fires a shot at the goal, but it goes wide. In reality, he never had complete control of the shot.
ET Halftime: After the first 15 minutes, both teams take on fluid and have a quick coaching session. There’s a light display going on in the stadium, but the mood in this match hasn’t been lacking. The atmosphere is nearly overwhelming, with home fans waving their phone lights.
The lights have been turned back on, and the teams are preparing to start off.
El Shenawy is earning his stay in the 104th minute. Senegal has a deep free-kick that they work wide before chipping into the box. It’s up to Cisse, who twists and shoots for the goal. The goalkeeper is surprised by the shot, but he reacts fast to keep it out. Cisse is the quickest to react as the ball comes free, nudging it towards the goal, but El Shenawy is there to stop the threat.
101st minute: Egypt has a bit more possession of the ball and is able to exploit holes as they disrupt Senegal’s midfield, but they are unable to create opportunities when they do.