U17 AFCON - Gp A: Senegala and host Algeria make last 8

U17 AFCON - Gp A: Senegala and host Algeria make last 8

Senegal ends the group phase in style. The Cubs have beaten Somalia (3-0), in group A. Algeria on the other hand has suffered before validating its ticket for the quarterfinals. The Fennecs were held by the Congo (1-1).

Senegal makes 3/3

Three games, three wins for the Cubs of Senegal. For its last game in Group A of the U17 AFCON, the Senegalese team outclassed Somalia. It dominated the match from the start. Senegal even hoped to open the score in the 3rd minute. Omar Sall put the ball in the net after a scramble in the Somali area. But the goal is refused for offside position. It was only a rebate for the striker. Since he is involved in the first Senegalese goal in this game. After a corner well executed by Amara Diouf, Omar Sall placed a header at the far post. But it was deflected by the Somali defender Abdi who gave Senegal the lead (8th).

Completely disoriented by Senegal's onslaught, the Somalis conceded a second goal (33rd). And Amara Diouf was there. The Lion Cubs captain dribbled past two players in the box before putting the ball in with a flat foot. Diouf scored his third goal of the competition. The festival of goals of the players of Serigne Saliou Dia were not yet finished. Since Yaya Diémé made the break on penalty (87th). Senegal has the best attack of the tournament with 7 goals against zero cashed.

Algeria is satisfied with a draw against Congo

After its heavy defeat against Senegal (3-0), Algeria recorded a new underperformance in this CAN U17. The hosts were held in check by Congo (1-1). The match was long undecided. Both teams have delivered a first period poor in opportunity. They returned to the locker room on a scoreless draw. Algeria tried to score, but the Congolese defense did not allow it.

It is even the Congolese who open the score thanks to Ndzoukou (66th). However, Algeria was not long to react. Anatouf equalized in the 74th minute. And the score will remain so. The Algerians finish at the second place of group A with four points. Enough to go to the quarterfinals. Third, Congo can hope to play the second round. The Congolese could be among the two best third. However, they will have to finish the group phase.

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