RELIVE: Egypt v Senegal (Africa Cup of Nations Final)

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Egypt s Mohamed Salah, right, controls the ball as Senegal s Abdou Diallo defends during the African Cup of Nations 2022 final soccer match between Senegal and Egypt at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. AP

Full time: Egypt 0-0 Senegal (2-4 on penalties) 

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It's over, Senegal are crowned African champions for the first time with a 4-2 shootout win over Egypt following a 0-0 draw. Thanks for following our live updates!  

- Sadio Mane scores the fifth penalty for Senegal

- Bamba Dieng scores the fourth penalty for Senegal
- Mohanad Lasheen wastes the fourth penalty for Egypt

- Bouna Sarr wastes the third penalty for Senegal
- Marwan Hamdi scores the third penalty for Egypt

- Abdou Diallo scores the second penalty for Senegal
- Mohamed Abdel-Moneim wastes the second penalty for egypt

- Kalidou Koulibaly scores the first penalty for Senegal
- Ahmed Zizo scores the first penalty for Egypt 

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt head to penalties for the third time this tournament! 

118' El-Wensh leaps above his marker but heads high over from the resulting corner. 

117' A chance for Egypt!! A series of intricate passes find Marwan Hamdi, who creates space for himself to fire a powerful shot that Mendy does well to tip over. 

115' A fierce long-range drive from the lively Dieng draws another impressive save from Abou-Gabal, who is the standout performer tonight! 

114' Salah is struggling to keep hold of the ball as he remains isolated upfront. 

113' Both sides look worn out! 

109' A floated Egyptian free-kick is headed away by Koulibaly. 


The second half of extra time is underway

The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of extra time 

105' Mane escapes a second booking for simulation! 

101' Abdou Diallo heads over the bar following a Senegalese corner. Can Egypt survive the wave after wave of attacks? 

101' It's Abou-Gabal again! He pulls off another great save to smother a goal-bound header from Bamba Dieng. 

100' Trezeguet tries to shoot on the turn but his effort is blocked.

99' Egypt make a fourth substitution. Midfielder Mohanad Lasheen replaces Hamdi Fathi. 

96' Egypt are content to sit back and soak up pressure! 

91' Abou-Gabal denies Senegal with a superb save! Bamba Dieng breaks clear behind the defence following a threaded pass but the Zamalek guardian dives to his left to save his angled low shot with his fingertips. 


The first half of extra time is underway  

The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to extra time

91+1' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time.

90' Marwan Hamdi just fails to get on the end of another floated free-kick from Zizo! 

88' Mane receives a yellow card for stomping on Emam Ashour's foot.

85' A Bamba Dieng volley goes high over following a cross from the left. 

84' Egypt defend in numbers in the dying minutes as Senegal push forward. 

80' Saliou Ciss's free kick goes over the crossbar. 

79' Hamdi Fathi is lucky to escape a second booking after committing a foul on the edge of the area.

78' Bouna Sarr makes an overlapping run to latch onto a Mane pass on the right and sends in a dangerous low cross that Egypt's defence clears.

77' Senegal make a double substitution. Boulaye Dia replaces Ismaila Sarr and Bamba Dieng replaces Famara Diedhiou.

75' What a chance for Egypt!! Marwan Hamdi leaps above his marker to head just wide following an inviting cross from left-back Ahmed Fattouh. 

74' Egypt slightly improved following the introduction of wingers Zizo and Trezeguet. 

72' Mane is lucky to escape a yellow card for a reckless challenge on Emam Ashour. 

69' A rare chance for Egypt! Mohamed Abdel-Moneim is found unmarked following a floated free kick but he heads over the bar. 

66' Senegal make their first substitution. Pape Gueye replaces Cheikhou Kouyate.

61' Egypt are struggling to contain Senegal's attack! 

58' Egypt make three substitutions in a bid to beef up the team's toothless attack. Mahmoud Trezeguet replaces Amr El-Sulaya, striker Marwan Hamdi replaces Mostafa Mohamed and Ahmed Zizo replaces Omar Marmoush.  

56' Abou-Gabal collects another low cross as Senegal continue to expose gaps in Egypt's backline. 

54' Senegal defender Abdou Diallo is booked for a foul on Salah. 

53' A chance for Senegal! A flowing move down the right sees them send in a low cross, which Mane tries to get hold of, only for Abou-Gabal to throw himself at his feet and gather the ball.  

52' In a rare Egypt foray, Salah tries to release Mostafa Mohamed with a through ball but the striker barely gets on the end of it on the right hand side of the area, with his cross intercepted. 

50' Gueye has another attempt! He tricks Fathi in the area after collecting a cross from the left but his weak shot is easily collected by Abou-Gabal. 

49' Idrissa Gueye's curling free-kick goes high over. 

47' Egypt's Hamdi Fathi fouls Mane on the edge of the area. The midfielder should be careful as he was booked in the first half.

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle

45' Kouyate fires a long ranger but it goes next to the post.

44' Yellow card for Koulibaly following a foul on Mostafa Mohamed.

42' ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SALAH ! Salah latches onto a long ball on the right flank, cuts inside into his left foot but Mendy makes a brillant side to deny his shot

37' Mane powers a header that goes directly into the hands of the keeper

35' Yellow card from Fathi after a harsh tackle on Mane

31' Egypt are finding it hard to break through Senegal's defence.

27' A brilliant solo effort from Salah ! He skips past three defenders but his low shot is blocked by Mendy.

24' Abdel-Moneim plays a long pass to Marmoush behind the defence but Mendy catches it first.

22' Sarr skips his marker and crosses to Mane who is late to meet the ball.

19' Sarr dribbles past Fattouh but his low cross goes begging in front of the goal line.

17' Nampalys Mendy is booked after a harsh foul on Marmoush

13' Egypt have regained their composure and exchange passes in midfield but are yet to create any chances.

10' Sarr makes an attempt from the edge of the area but Abou Gabal saves it easily

7' ABOU GABAL DENIES MANE FROM THE SPOT !

4' Abdel-Moneim makes a mis-timed tackle on Ciss in the area.

3' PENALTY FOR SENEGAL !

The match is underway

Starting line-ups:

Egypt: Mohamed Abou-Gabal, Emam Ashour, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ahmed Fattouh, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Elneny, Amr El-Sulaya, Omar Marmoush, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed

Senegal: Edouard Mendy, Bouna Sarr, Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Saliou Ciss, Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Ismaila Sarr, Sadio Mane, Famara Diedhiou

20:00 As expected, Egypt make only one change to their starting line-up, with Emam Ashour taking the place of suspended right-back Omar Kamal. 


19:30 In a reference to his suspension, Queiroz tweeted:

 

18:30 Egypt and Senegal will also clash in a vital two-legged World Cup qualifying playoff next month. 

17:30 Egypt coach Queiroz will have to convey his instructions via a cell phone as he sits out the game due to suspension. He was sent off by Gambian referee Bakary Gassama for dissent in the semi-final victory over Cameroon. 

16:30 Mo Salah and Mane have perculated in AFCON 2021 so far, catapulting their teams to the final match. Mo Salah scored two goals and converted the decisive penalty for Egypt in the shoot-out win over the Ivory Coast in the last 16.  Meanwhile, Mane netted three times for Senegal and set up goals in both the quarter-final against Equatorial Guinea and the semi-final against Burkina Faso.

15:30 Egypt and Senegal do not traditionally have a fierce rivalry, but a duel between Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, the Liverpool teammates, will be remarkable to watch.

The two teams previously met in 12 matches with Egypt claiming six victories, Senegal four, and a draw in two.  

14:30 Egypt will do without a natural full-back as Omar Kamal is out due to automatic suspension after two bookings; Zamalek's natural midfielder Emam Ashour might play that role, entering as a replacement for a few crucial minutes in the semi-final win against Cameroon.

12:00 Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are getting ready to face off against each other in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Cameroon, as the Pharaohs hope to win an eighth championship and Senegal in a desperate quest to snatch a first-ever continental trophy.

11:00 Egypt will be eying another African title when they face Senegal in the African Cup of Nations final in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde on Sunday evenning.

Venue: Stade Omnisport Paul Biya (Yaoundé)

Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)

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Cameroon
2 1 0 7
Burkina Faso
1 1 1 4
Cape Verde
1 1 1 4
Ethiopia
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
1 2 0 5
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Malawi
1 1 1 4
Zimbabwe
1 0 2 3
Group C W D L P
Morocco
2 1 0 7
Gabon
1 2 0 5
Comoros
1 0 2 3
Ghana
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
Nigeria
3 0 0 9
Egypt
2 0 1 6
Sudan
0 1 2 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group E W D L P
Cote d Ivoire
2 1 0 7
Equatorial Guinea
2 0 1 6
Sierra Leone
0 2 1 2
Algeria
0 1 2 1
Group F W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Gambia
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
1 0 2 3
Mauritania
0 0 3 0