For the first time in its history, Senegal will participate in the CHAN final on Saturday against Algeria! The Lions validated their ticket by logically dismissing Madagascar (1-0) this Tuesday at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Baraki after a one-sided match which could have ended with a more severe score.
Better entered the game, the men of Pape Thiaw took only 5 minutes to concretize their domination. Time for Mamadou Sané to cross for the header of Pape Diallo who got the better of Razafindraibeharimihanta Nirina to open the scoring (1-0, 5e). It then took an authoritarian exit from the fists of Nina Rakotohasimbola in front of the striker to avoid the 2-0.
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Unrecognizable, the fiery Malagasy attack, author of 8 goals since the start of the tournament, tirelessly came up against an intractable Senegalese defense, which muzzled a koloina completely off. The Barea thwarted, like a Martin Rakotonirina who lost a very hot ball that Cheikh Diouf exploited badly by losing his duel against Rakotohasimbola. The goalkeeper then kept his team afloat by snapping a header from Moussa Ndiaye and above all by making an impressive reflex save at close range against Pape Diallo.
Madagascar wakes up too late
On returning from the locker room, things were heating up again in the Malagasy surface, like this ball released in disaster by Berajo on the bar, while Cheikh Diouf wasted a huge opportunity by missing the target after eliminating the opposing goalkeeper! Almost miraculously, the Barea took the opportunity to finally wake up during the last quarter of an hour, like this shot from Dax diverted by the back of Djibril Diarra while the Malagasy demanded a hand. Still as ineffective, the Senegalese still missed the knockout by Pape Diallo, who lost his duel by shooting above. It doesn’t matter, it’s Senegal who will challenge, Algeria, host country, Saturday in the final! For Madagascar, who was discovering the competition, the fabulous epic ends there…
Line-ups of Senegal-Madagascar
Senegal 🆚 Madagascar
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