After having waited a long time in its history, Senegal also spent a lot of time on the lawn of the Olembé stadium in Yaoundé (Cameroon) to win its first continental title (4-2)
Senegal dominated without scoring a goal with a penalty missed by Sadio Mané in the 4th minute of play, after Saliou Ciss was brought down in the penalty area of Egypt.
Despite this missed penalty, Senegal continued its pressure with Ismaila Sarr getting rid of the left back, center for anyone in the axis of the goal. Three times, in the 12th, 18th and 23rd minute.
The only Egyptian opportunity, was the work of Mohamed Salah who, after having a cold in the Senegalese defense, took a shot angle, but was deflected by Edouard Mendy for a corner.
Senegal continued to dominate but remained powerless when it came to making the final move.
As in the first period, the Pharaohs had their chance with Marwan Mehany alone in the Senegalese penalty area, headed over the crossbar in the 73rd minute.
At 0-0 after the end of regulation time, the South African referee, Victor Gomes sent the players back to overtime.
During the first period of extra time, two Senegalese chances, Bamba Dieng put a header deflected for a corner by the Egyptian goalkeeper in the 110th minute.
On the corner, Abdou Diallo alone saw his ball from the head fly in the sky of Yaoundé.
After 120 minutes of play, they went into the penalty shootout, an exercise which the Pharaohs succeeded twice against Côte d’Ivoire (eighth final) and Cameroon (semi-final).
Finally, the penalties were won by Senegal with a 4-2 score, and Bouna Sarr being the only one to miss his exercise with the Lions. Sadio Mané, who missed his penalty for a corner, is one of those who scored.
On the side of the Pharaohs Mohamed Abdel Meneam and Mohanad Ahmed Abdelmoneim missed theirs.
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