Finally, Senegal Lift AFCON Trophy After Beating Egypt 4-2 On Penalties

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Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to lift the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations title in Sunday’s final at the Olembe Stadium.

Despite Senegal’s dominance, it was a goalless affair after 120 minutes of football at the Olembe Stadium, and spot-kicks were ultimately needed to split the teams.

The Teranga Lions overcame the 2019 disappointment in Egypt to claim their first Afcon title in their third final appearance.

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The match could have ended in the regular time of 90 minutes as the Teranga Lions started their push for an opener early in the encounter and it resulted in a penalty after Mohamed Abdelmonem brought down Saliou Ciss in the fourth minute, but Sadio Mane missed the spot-kick as Gabaski comfortably saved it.

The early penalty miss did not deter Mane as he would later come up to score the deciding penalty that won his team the tournament.

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