SENEGAL – EGYPT. Unable to find the opening in a bitter and disputed final, the Lions of Teranga and the Pharaohs will have to go through extra time.
22:06 – Diallo above
At the first post, Diallo arrives launched from the back but his powerful header is not spiked and goes above Gabaski’s goal.
22:06 – Trezeguet well controlled
Trezeguet inherits the ball in the box. He protects him well and manages to turn around but his shot is blocked by Diallo then Ciss.
22:05 – Gabaski at your fingertips
New decisive save from Gabaski. On the left side, Ciss catches Zizo and overflows. The side delivers a delicious center to 6 meters where Dieng skilfully uncrosses his head. It takes the path of the goal close to the right post but Gabaski dives and manages to get the ball out of the end of the gloves. Corner.
22:00 – The Egyptian Habit
Playing overtime has become a bad habit for the Egyptian selection. The men of Carlos Queiroz, suspended for this final, are in their fourth game beyond regulation time. In the round of 16, they beat Côte d’Ivoire on penalties. In the next round, they triumphed over Morocco thanks to a goal from Trezeguet. Then in the semi-finals, it was Cameroon who paid the price for Gabaski and his team on penalties.
21:57 – Gabaski parade
After a few seconds in this first period of extra time, Mané delivers a sumptuous through pass from outside the right and sends Dieng into orbit behind Abdelmonem’s back. The Marseille striker moves to the left and crosses his shot under pressure from Hamdi. Gabaski dives and fends off the danger. Big opportunity for Senegal.
21:56 – Start of extra time
The twenty-two players in the final of the African Cup of Nations have resumed their places and the Egyptians are launching the first period of extra time.
21:50 – Time for extra time
At the end of a second period full of tension where everyone will have had their chances, Senegal and Egypt could not decide and will have to leave for another thirty minutes (0-0). Abdelmonem and Marwan came closest to making the decision for the Pharaohs but without success.
21:48 – Additional time: 3 minutes
There will be three minutes of additional time in this final of the Africa Cup of Nations between Senegal and Egypt.
21:47 – Marwan nearby
At 30 meters on the right side, Zizo continues to distill the caviar on a free kick. This time, he drops his ball at the far post. Koulibaly is too fair, just like Marwan behind his back and who could have put Mendy and Senegal in great danger by a few centimeters.
21:45 – Mané takes a yellow
Late when he had just lost control of the ball, Mané lets his sole drag on Ashour’s foot. The Senegalese striker is cautioned in the 88th minute.
21:44 – Seventeen months of invincibility
Senegal is undefeated for 17 months. Aliou Cissé’s men are on a series of 18 matches without defeat. The last team to beat them was Morocco on October 9, 2020 in a friendly match (1-3).
21:43 – Ill-adjusted Dieng volley
Ciss makes the shift to the left and puts himself in a position to center. The side applies and slightly raises his ball for Dieng at the penalty spot. The Marseille striker tries a volley, in a gesture similar to that of Zidane in the 2002 Champions League final, but poorly balanced, he fails to fit.
9:40 p.m. – Gabaski resumes
After the trainers’ intervention, Gabaski got up and resumed his position. The Egyptian goalkeeper takes care of the clearance himself.
21:38 – Ciss does not fit
At 20 meters, offset in the right axis of the surface, Ciss tries his hand at striking but it goes very far above. Gabaski drops to the ground in stride and holds the adductor.
21:37 – Mané does damage
Mané’s accelerations are devastating. On his first support, the Senegalese striker left two defenders in his shadow and refocused in front of the surface. Fathy throws herself and commits a fault 20 meters from her goal.
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