AFCON 2023: Senegal Beats Cameroon 3 Goals to 1

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon failed infront of the teranga lions of Senegal 3 goals to 1, in a decisive match played on January 19,2024 in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire.

It was a slow start to the game, with Senegal dominating the play after an early goal from Ismaila Sarr.

After Diallo made it two-nil in the 71st minute it looked all but over. Senegal even brought off their two goalscorers and appeared to be intent on simply seeing out the game.

Then came a delightful, powerful header from Castelletto, and Cameroon, from seemingly nowhere, were back in the game.

Almost immediately, they came agonisingly close with N’Koudou missing a gilt-edged chance.

Eventually, it was that man again, Mane, who showed his quality by converting a low cross into the corner of the net.

Senegal will surely consider themselves real contenders for this tournament after two dominant performances.

From Aljazeera

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