MATCHS DU JOUR 9
Senegal lost (1-0) its first match after its title of African champion. The Lions of Teranga were dominated by Egypt, in Cairo, this Friday, March 25. The Lions of Senegal fall in their first game after winning the AFCON.
Senegal lost on the road in Egypt (1-0). The African champions fell in Cairo to the Pharaohs. And the own goal by Saliou Ciss in the 4th minute, allowed the hosts to win and take their revenge on their tormentors who had deprived them of the continental trophy. In this clash, the national coach Aliou Cissé lined up the same eleven as in the final of the AFCON in Cameroon.
A team that has the guts and can give any opponent the slip. But in the trap of Cairo, Sadio Mané and his teammates have not escaped the ambush set by the Egyptians. The Senegalese team was able to stifle the Pharaohs, but their lack of realism did not make the scoreboard move.
The 75,000 spectators at the Cairo International Stadium put pressure on their opponents. The Egyptian technical bench too. The Congolese referee calls them to order several times. The Lions push and still can't find the breakthrough.
End of a series of 19 matches without defeat. Every beginning has an end. And the series of 19 matches without defeat of Senegal ended this Friday, March 25, 2022 against Egypt. Beaten, Senegal, African champion, will have to start again its counter from this 25 March 2022. Aliou Cissé suffered his 8th defeat after 75 games played. All competitions combined. The last defeat of Senegal in official match dates back to 2019, during the final lost against Algeria (1-0). And ironically, it was in the same stadium