Mane fires Senegal to first-ever AFCON trophy

Senegal players celebrate AFCON victory

Senegal players celebrate AFCON victory

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Sadio Mane wins the Player of the Tournament award.

Cameroon skipper, Vincent Aboubakar wins Golden Boot after netting eight goals in seven matches and leading the Indomitable Lions to a third-place finish.

Eduoard Mendy wins Goalkeeper of the Tournament ahead of Egypt's Mohamed Abou Gabal

Gabaski wins Man of the Match.

Senegal win 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon for the first time in their footbaling history!!!

Penalty shootout, Senegal 4-2 Egypt: Mane scores

Penalty shootout, Senegal 3-2 Egypt: Mendy saves

Penalty shootout, Senegal 3-2 Egypt: Dieng scores

Penalty shootout, Senegal 2-2 Egypt: Hamdi scores

Penalty shootout, Senegal 2-1 Egypt: Sarr misses, Gabaski saves

Penalty shootout, Senegal 2-1 Egypt: Advantage Senegal, Moneim misses

Penalty shootout, Senegal 2-1 Egypt: Diallo scores.

Penalty shootout, Senegal 1-1 Egypt: Zizu scores.

Penalty shootout, Senegal 1-0 Egypt: Koulibaly scores.

Rare attempt from Egypt:

Mendy was called to action with four minutes to go by the Chelsea keeper saved his side from a late-minute heartbreak with a composed save.

Attempt: Dieng again with a powerful long-range shot but Gabaski denied the Senegalese with five minutes to go.

Second half of extra-time begins

Senegal have 15 minutes to stop this game from going into shootouts.

Half-time in extra-time: Senegal 0-0 Egypt

Dieng denied by Gabaski!

Dieng's towering header almost found the back of the net but Egypt's Gabaski rose up to the occasion again to force the ball into the corner. (100')

Gabaski denies Senegal again!

Senegal began the first half of the extra time on a strong foot but Dia was denied by Gabaski to keep the gam 0-0. (91')

Full-time: Senegal 0-0 Egypt

The Pharaoh's have forced the Teranga Lions into extra time; another 30 minutes to find the winner before penalties.

Should either side fail to find the back of of the net before teh 120th minute, the game will go into penalties as seen in the 2002, 2006, 2012, 2015 AFCON finals.

Gabaski injured but it appears to be a delaying tactic from Egypt look to settle for shootout. (81')

Recall that the Pharaoh's knocked out hosts Cameroon in the semifinal 3-1 on penalties.

Freekick: Fatty fouls Mane at the edge of Egypt's box, gets yellow-card but Ciss drives the freekick wide. (80')

Substitution: Dieng and Dia come in for Diedhiou and Ismaila as Senegal add fresh legs. (77')

Chance for Egypt: Hamdi almost headed Egypt into the lead as the Pharaohs begin to gain momentum but the header drifts wide Mendy's goal post. (75')

Substitute: Marseille’s Pape Gueye comes in for Senegal as Kouyate bows out. (67')

Triple change for Egypt: Trezeguet, Zizo and Hamdi IN; Marmoush, Mohamed and El Soleya OUT. (59')

Senegal get another close-range freekick but opted for a routine kick which failed to threaten the Egyptian goalkeeper. Didn't come close!

Another attempt for Senegal!

Ciss attempts to tee Diedhiou up for a possible opener but Gabaski denied the Senegalese again after the cross made its way into the Egyptian's six-yard box. (57')

Gabaski denies Senegal again!

Senegal are desperately pushing for the opener and came close again through Diedhiou but the forward developed a cold feet, allowing Gabaski to save the ball. (53')

Save from Gabaski!

Gueye was looking to make amends for his poor freekick moments ago, but his attempt was calmly saved by the Egyptian goalkeeper. (51')

Mane wins freekick for Senegal in good position but Paris Saint Germain's Idrissa Gueye blasted it well wide beyond Gabaski goal post.

Second half begins...

Half-time: Senegal 0-0 Egypt

Although the Teranaga Lions have dominated most of the games, Mane will be ruing his missed penalty which would have obviously given them an advantage.

Mendy denies Salah (42')

Chelsea's shot stopper and European best, Edouard Mendy, denied Mo Salah a goal attempt as the Egyptian tried to catch him napping.

Mane's penalty misses in crucial AFCON stages since 2017

AFCON 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕 - Mane missed a penalty against Cameroon in the quarter-finals as the Indomitable Lions won 5-4 on shootout.

AFCON 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗 - The Liverpool forward missed a penalty in the 29th minute against Kenya but made up for his miss by netting twice in the second half (including a penalty) as Senegale beat the Kenyans 3-0 in a Group C clash.

He also missed another(61') against Uganda in the Round of 16 but his 15th minute opener sent the Teranga Lions into the last eight.

AFCON 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 - Mane missed a golden opportunity to hand Senegal the lead against Egypt as they chase their first-ever AFCON trophy.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed Abogabal (R) celebrates with teammates after stopping the penalty kick. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images</p></div>

Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed Abogabal (R) celebrates with teammates after stopping the penalty kick. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

Senegal v Egypt: Mane misses penalty

Mane misses penalty, great save from Gabaski (8')

Liverpool forawrd, Sadio Mane, has missed a gance to hand Senegal an early lead by missing a penalty kick in the opening right minutes.

Zamalek goalkeeper, Mohamed Qotb Abou Gabal Ali, also known as Gabaski, guessed right to keep the score goalless.

AFCON FINAL Lineups

Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah have both been linedup by Senegal and Egypt for the finale of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations holding at the Paul Biya Stadium, in Olembé, Cameroon.

Starting lineups

Senegal: E Mendy, Ciss, Koulibaly, Diallo, B Sarr, Gueye, N Mendy, Kouyate, Mane, Diedhiou, I Sarr

Egypt: Gabaski, Ashour, Abdelmonem, Hamdi, El Fotouh, Elneny, El Soleya, Fathi, Salah, Mohamed, Marmoush

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