African cup of nation semi-finals –Senegal 1, Tunisia 0
Senegal has fought their way to the African Cup of Nation finalSs after a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday, malawisport.com can reveal.
Senegal started with full force and Youssouf struck the post with effort just inside the box, while M’baye Niang wasted a nice chance in the box. Constantly probing, as Sadio Mane rounded the ‘keeper Mouez Hassen.
Both sides in the second half brought good early stops from their opposing keepers, and tempers started to flay. Then Kalidou Koulibaly gave away a penalty when Ferjani Sassi struck the ball at the defenders arms, but Sassi then squandered the chance. Ismail Sarr then won a penalty for Senegal, which was also squandered.
Dylan Brown was unlucky to see the ball slap off his face after his goal keeper missed the flight of the free kick, in the extra time, sending the ball into the net.
Gueye was penalized in the remaining minutes for a handball after Koulibaly headed into the players hands, but the referee took back his decision on review, giving Senegal the chance to win their first Cup of Nations ever.
In the African Cup of National Final in Cairo on Friday evening, Senegal will face Algeria, live on Eurosport.