Senegal continues to create a sensation in African football. The local Lions have just won the CHAN 2022 in Algeria. They beat the Fennecs in the penalty shootout (4-5), on Saturday, February 4, 2023.
Senegalese soccer shines across the continent. After the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon, the Senegal continues to dominate by winning the with CHAN. The local Lions won this competition for the first time in their history. They disposed of Algeria in a penalty shootout (5-4).
The two formations launched the hostilities from the kick-off. But Senegal was more dangerous, getting the best chances. The host also showed splashes of attacking intent on their part. A tense but barren first half seperated the scores after the first 45 minutes.
Both teams came back to the game with no goals. It was not until the 61st minute of play that the first shot on target of the match was taken. And it was the work of Senegalese Pape Diallo. He intercepted the ball at the halfway line. He went alone on the counter and tried his luck from 20 meters. But it was easily caught by the Algerian keeper, Guendouz. Pushed by an agile public, Algeria pushes to kill the game. It is without success.
Algeria and Senegal do not manage to break each other. It is a 0-0 at the end of the regulation time. Algeria clearly dominates the extra time. On a cross, Belaid fits perfectly his head. The Senegalese goalkeeper Pape Sy makes a good save. The Fennecs continue to push. After a corner played quickly, Mezigue tries a volley. Pape Sy saves again his team with a tap. The score will not move. Time for the fateful penalty shootout. It is Senegal that wins (5-4).
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