Afcon 2021: Senegal beat Egypt on penalties to win first-ever Nations Cup

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By Rob StevensBBC Sport Africa

Last updated on 12 minutes ago.From the section African

Senegal celebrate their penalty shootout winSenegal had previously lost two Nations Cup finals, in 2002 and 2019

Sadio Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw.

The Liverpool forward had seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Egypt keeper Gabaski but Mane held his nerve when he returned in the shootout.

Chelsea's Edouard Mendy denied Mohanad Lasheen to give Mane the chance to win it in Yaounde's Olembe Stadium.

Gabaski had made three good saves from Senegal's Bamba Dieng in extra time.

All four of Egypt's knockout games at the tournament went the distance, and the North Africans had beaten Ivory Coast and hosts Cameroon on spot-kicks en route to the final.

Gabaski had already saved four penalties at the tournament by the time the match went to a shootout, but on this occasion the 33-year-old was not able to emerge on the winning side.

Egypt were the first to err when centre-back Mohamed Abdelmonem saw his penalty hit the left-hand upright and bounce away - but Gabaski immediately denied Bouna Sarr.

However, Lasheen was then denied and Mane won it with an emphatic finish into the bottom left-hand corner, meaning his Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah did not even have the chance to take a penalty, with the Pharaohs captain set to go fifth for his side.

Senegal had previously lost two Nations Cup finals, finishing runners-up in 2002 and 2019.

The two sides will meet again in March in a two-legged play-off for a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Senegal

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Mendy
  • 20Sarr
  • 3KoulibalyBooked at 44mins
  • 22DialloBooked at 54mins
  • 2Ciss
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forGueyeat 66'minutes
  • 6MendyBooked at 17mins
  • 5Gueye
  • 18SarrSubstituted forDiaat 77'minutes
  • 19DiédhiouSubstituted forDiengat 77'minutes
  • 10ManéBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Dieng
  • 4Cissé
  • 7Keita
  • 9Dia
  • 12Ballo-Touré
  • 13Lopy
  • 15Dieng
  • 17Sarr
  • 21Mbaye
  • 23Gomis
  • 25Loum
  • 26Gueye

Egypt

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Abou Gabal Ali
  • 8Abdelghany
  • 2Abdelmonem Elsayed Mohamed AhmedBooked at 5mins
  • 15Hamdi
  • 13Mohamed
  • 5Abdul FattahBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAhmed Abdelmonemat 99'minutes
  • 17Elneny
  • 4El SoleyaSubstituted forTrézéguetat 59'minutes
  • 10Salah
  • 14Ahmed AbdallahSubstituted forMehanyat 59'minutes
  • 22MarmoushSubstituted forSayedat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Trézéguet
  • 9Mohamed Ragaei Bakr
  • 11Sobhi
  • 12Ashraf
  • 18Ahmed Abdelmonem
  • 19Bekhit
  • 20Eldin Mahmoud Ibrahim
  • 21Sayed
  • 23Daader
  • 24Ahmed
  • 27Dawoud Soliman
  • 28Mehany

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Senegal 0(4), Egypt 0(2).

  2. Penalty Shootout ends, Senegal 0(4), Egypt 0(2).

  3. Goal! Senegal 0(4), Egypt 0(2). Sadio Mané (Senegal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Penalty saved! Mohanad Lasheen (Egypt) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Goal! Senegal 0(3), Egypt 0(2). Bamba Dieng (Senegal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  6. Goal! Senegal 0(2), Egypt 0(2). Marwan Hamdy (Egypt) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  7. Penalty saved! Bouna Sarr (Senegal) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Penalty missed! Still Senegal 0(2), Egypt 0(1). Mohamed Abdelmonem (Egypt) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

  9. Goal! Senegal 0(2), Egypt 0(1). Abdou Diallo (Senegal) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  10. Goal! Senegal 0(1), Egypt 0(1). Zizo (Egypt) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  11. Goal! Senegal 0(1), Egypt 0. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  12. Penalty Shootout begins Senegal 0, Egypt 0.

  13. Second Half Extra Time ends, Senegal 0, Egypt 0.

  14. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by Trézéguet (Egypt).

  16. Attempt missed. Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh (Egypt) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Zizo with a cross following a corner.

  17. Corner, Egypt. Conceded by Saliou Ciss.

  18. Corner, Egypt. Conceded by Édouard Mendy.

  19. Attempt saved. Marwan Hamdy (Egypt) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Emam Ashour.

  20. Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Mohamed Abou Gabal.

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