Senegal is fighting to get rid of Congo


The Senegalese lions chained a second victory in two matches by winning in Brazzaville against Congo (3-1) on the second day in the qualifiers for the World Cup 2022. Once again, Senegalese realism was at stake. Appointment to achieve this success.

For Lions fans and for most observers, Senegal’s matches follow and resemble each other. Difficulties in the game, incomprehensible fears in front of modest teams, and in the end, very often, victory. The three points are therefore that we still have to remember for the Lions who have six points out of six in two days after their victory on September 1. against Togo (2-0).

Boulaye Dia scores his first goal in the selection, but the victory took a long time to reach the Congolese, without complex and motivated by the idea of ​​hooking lions to his hunting table. It is also Paul Put’s men who offer themselves the first big chance from the start of the match with a failed face – to – face from Gaius Makouta (9th) before Edouard Mendy. In construction difficulties, abuse of long balls and direct play, the Senegalese suffer from pressure from the red devils. Until the 27th minute and this deep ball from Kalidou Koulibaly for Boulaye Dia who goes to win his duel in front of Mafoubi, imperial since the start of the match. The Villarreal player could thus celebrate his first goal in the selection and put his team on the right track.

But this is without counting on the reaction from the Congolese and to the disputed decision of the judge Ali Moussa who gives punishment to the Red Devils after an indistinct error by Ibrahima Mbaye. Silvère Ganvoula does not miss the chance to equalize (45th + 1) and force Senegal to the match after the first period.

Mané emphasizes the addition And to tell the truth, Paul Put’s men have long believed that they will hold a new exploitation after already forcing the lions topoints sharing (0-0) in March last year during the qualifiers in CAN 2021. But less than ten minutes from the end, Senegal regains the advantage on one of their rare occasions in the second half thanks to Ismaïla Sarr who takes advantage of a declining center and a hand error by Mafoumbi (82nd). Senegal finally stands out thanks to a penalty that Sadio Mané (87th) received and converted.

A victory without brilliance; a habit for lions for many months already.

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