Senegal wins AFCON 2021 for the first time in their history.
The game started on a good note for Senegal who continued to take the game to 7-time champions, Egypt.
Due to the pressure, Senegal won a penalty in the first 10 minutes. However, Sadio Mane could not convert from the spot.
Egypt continued to hold on as they didn’t get much chances.
As Senegal continued to press, they could not convert their numerous chances.
Egypt got a few chances with Salah forcing Mendy to make some saves in the first half.
In the second half, Senegal continued where they left off. Creating chances as they try to win their first title.
Egyptian goalkeeper, Abou Gabal continued to keep Senegal at bay.
The game ended in a goalless draw and headed for extra time.
The extra time had little chances from both sides with the two goalkeepers making some amazing saves in the process.
After 120 minutes without a goal, both teams headed for penalties.
Recall that Egypt had scaled through to the final via penalties in all their knockout games.
Egypt had the upper hand heading to penalties, but it wasn’t to be this time around.
Senegal scored 4 penalties while Egypt scored 2.
Senegal wins AFCON 2021, this is their first AFCON title.
Egypt goalkeeper, Gabaski wins Man of the match in tears.