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Mané scores penalty deep into harm time to avoid wasting Senegal

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Mané scores penalty deep into injury time to save Senegal

Sadio Mané transformed a penalty greater than six minutes into harm time as Senegal escaped with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe on Monday to open its African Cup of Nations marketing campaign.
Mané despatched the goalkeeper the mistaken approach and drilled the penalty into the left nook after Senegal produced a misfiring first efficiency in Cameroon for a lot of the sport.
Senegal by no means seemed like Africa’s top-ranked crew, or a crew enjoying an opposition ranked 101 locations under it.

FULL-TIME! ⏰#StaffSenegal 1⃣-0️⃣ #StaffZimbabwe
With a killer objective by Sadio Mané within the dying minutes of the match, the #LionsofTeranga safe their first three factors. 💪#TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 | #AFCON2021 | #SENZWE pic.twitter.com/hmAzL0xl5S
— #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) January 10, 2022
But the possibility for a winner lastly got here after Zimbabwe’s Kelvin Madzongwe was penalized for handball within the fourth minute of harm time.
Zimbabwe protested vehemently however referee Mario Escobar of Guatemala caught by his choice after referring to VAR. Madzongwe had thrown himself to the bottom making an attempt to dam a shot and the ball struck his arm.

The TotalEnergies Man of the Match award goes to the spectacular Sadio Mané! 🪙
What an unimaginable efficiency! 👏#StaffSenegal | @SoccerSenegal | #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 | #AFCON2021 | #SENZWE | @Football2Gether pic.twitter.com/1VzpKAni5R
— #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) January 10, 2022
After Mané’s penalty, Escobar whistled for full time as quickly as Zimbabwe kicked off once more.

Senegal performed with out goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and captain Kalidou Koulibaly, who have been amongst a bunch of gamers dominated out for the sport after testing optimistic for the coronavirus.
The recreation was the primary of 4 matches on the second day of the African Cup. It was performed within the western metropolis of Bafoussam, the place a tiny crowd turned as much as watch one of many title favorites.

Senegal misplaced within the ultimate to Algeria on the final African Cup in 2019 and continues to be looking for its first African title.