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CAN 2019: Senegal repeats it again 17 years later.


The semi-finals of the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations was played this Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Cairo. Senegal has just taken over the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. The only goal of the match was scored by Tunisian defender Dylan Bronn against his side in the first period of extra time, in the 100th minute.

Suspense to the end, we say to summarize the first shock of these semi-finals between Senegal and Tunisia. Senegal has been more dangerous in getting the best chances. In the 26th minute, Youssouf Sabaly managed to put himself on his right foot and a magnificent curling shot, found the post. In the 38th minute, Sadio Mané dribbled Tunisian goalkeeper Mouez Hassen but failed to fit.

Back in the locker room, in the 48th minute, Taha Yassine Khenissi is found deep on a long ball but misses his lob. A minute later, Ferjani Sassi found himself in the box but his right foot shot was diverted by the man of the match, the Senegalese goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.

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In the 73rd minute, Tunisia gets a penalty on a hand Kalidou Koulibaly who then receives a yellow card. Ferjani Sassi stumbles on an excellent Alfred Gomis who takes his shot.

5 minutes later, it was in Senegal to get a penalty on a foul by Dylan Bronn on Ismaila Sarr, who came in for Krepin Diatta. This time Sadio Mané leaves it to Henry Saivet who misses his face to face with Mouez Hassen.

In the extension, Senegal starts well and assumes its status of favorite. On a free kick obtained in the 100th minute and shot by Henry Saivet, the goalkeeper Mouez Hassen out of luck and pushes his defender Dylan Bonn to divert the ball into his own net (1 – 0).

The score will not change with a penalty denied to Tunisia in the 115th minute on a hand of Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Senegal is in the final of the CAN 17 years later and will wait for its potential opponent in the other clash between Algeria and Nigeria at 19h at the International Stadium in Cairo.


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