The final-16 stage of the Africa Cup of Nations continues this afternoon as Senegal tackle Cape Verde for a spot within the quarter-finals.
Nonetheless, the a lot will happen underneath a cloud after the horiffic scenes exterior final evening’s match between Cameroon and Comoros, the place a crush has left not less than eight individuals lifeless.
By way of the soccer, pre-match favourites Senegal have been vastly underwhelming within the group stage.
Although they ultimately completed high of Group B, they did so regardless of scoring just one goal, a 97th-minute penalty to win their opening sport in opposition to Zimbabwe, earlier than again-to-again goalless attracts in opposition to Malawi and Guinea.
They might want to enhance in opposition to a Cape Verde aspect who secured their knockout spherical spot as top-of-the-line third-positioned groups by holding hosts Cameroon to a draw of their last sport.
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70 minutes: Dieng replaces Mane, who isn’t capable of proceed.
Extra damage worries for Senegal. Pape Gueye down after he will get tripped up… regarded pretty innocuous however he’s stayed down.
Senegal do certainly have the lead. And now Mane is down, he certainly has to come back off?
Shouldn’t have carried on after that collision with the goalkeeper, however now he positively has to come back off. Appears like he’ll.
VAR checking it although… Cape Verde are adamant there was a foul within the field from the nook.
It’s taking a very long time. And now the referee is over to take a look at the monitor!
GOAL! Senegal 1-0 Cape Verde | Sadio Mane 63′
SENEGAL TAKE THE LEAD!
That was inevitable. Sarr whips the ball in, flicked out to Mane on the again publish. He sends a stunning curling effort proper into the highest nook, and the person on the road can’t head it away.
62 minutes: Heroics from Rosa!
The brand new goalkeeper is straight into the motion with a fantastic save, after which a superb block is available in to disclaim the observe-up.
Cape Verde hanging on for expensive life now, and it’s almost an personal goal as a deflection loops in direction of goal. Nook.
61 minutes: JUST WIDE.
Pape Gueye whips it in direction of the far nook, nevertheless it doesn’t have sufficient curl on it. Cape Verde survive, however what on earth is there plan now for the subsequent half an hour?!
60 minutes: Rosa is the substitute goalkeeper, he’ll be on for the remainder of the match.
Vozinha continues to be sitting down on the touchline, wanting in a very unhealthy means. No digicam photographs of Mane but… he additionally took a heavy blow within the collision.
In any case that, it’s a free-kick simply exterior the field for Senegal.
CAPE VERDE DOWN TO NINE!
Vozinha doesn’t know the place he’s on the touchline, however the concern of whether or not he’s going to proceed has been sorted for him. Pink card!
He did take Mane out on the sting of the field, and the Liverpool man would have been by. So unlucky for Cape Verde.
54 minutes: This can be a rarity… a Cape Verde nook. They’ve to essentially take advantage of this.
Good ball in, however header is looped up. Mendy rushes out to say and nearly does so earlier than the ball leaves the field.
Goalkeeper sends it straight up subject in direction of Mane, he heads it on because the goalkeeper rushes out and it’s a very nasty collision. Vozinha seems to be critically dazed. In all probability a foul, however important factor for now could be that he’s staggering round claiming he’s advantageous. He very a lot isn’t advantageous.
52 minutes: Deep ball from Sarr into the field, Diedhiou on the stretch can’t head it again into throughout goal.
Involves Pape Gueye 20 yards out, catches the strike nicely however whistles over the bar.
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