Liverpool star Sadio Mane won a penalty shootout on Tuesday to beat African champions Senegal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia all made the cut on the night of the final.
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Senegal beat Senegal 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in the fourth leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Saturday.
In last month’s Africa Cup of Nations final, Mane was sent off for a crucial 5th-minute penalty to give Senegal a 3-1 win.
One of the three Egyptians who failed to score in the game was Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
But before he could take the punishment, Salah received several laser rays on his Senegalese fans.
It has angered the football community, which is thought to have done a remarkable job.
Only four of the nine free kicks were successful, with Captain Kalidu Kulibali and Saliu Sis not in Senegal and Salah, Zizo and Mustafa Mohammed in Egypt.
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No goals were scored in last month’s extra-time World Cup final in Yaounde, which saw Mane convert a fifth penalty for Senegal.
“It was important to get off to a good start in what we did not do in Cairo,” said Senegal coach Ali Cice.
“This team is better equipped (than for the 2018 Final).
“They don’t say much – only good words for the game,” said Egyptian coach Carlos Quiroz. Congratulations to Senegal.
In Ghana, the party has scored a crucial goal.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Parte scored in a 1-1 draw away from home to beat Ghana in the semi-final.
Partei beat Abuja 10 minutes later, although another Premier League star, William Trost-Ekong, equalized in the 22nd minute, but Nigeria failed to score again. The first game ended goalless.
In the Nigerian capital, government workers have been given half a day and free transportation has been provided by suburbs to ensure that 60,000 people cheer on Super Eagles.
However, Partei, who had fallen behind, found the back of the net with a shot from outside the box by goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
In the first half, Trost-Ekong equalized for Ghana goalkeeper Joe Walcott with a free kick.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhein was soon on the scoresheet for Nigeria but was ruled out after a VAR test.
Nigeria kept up the pressure in the second half but were unable to break through Leicester City center-back Daniel Amartey.
Ghana started the two-legged game like a dog by beating Comoros in the first leg of their Champions League final in January.
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Carl Toko Ekambi added a second in extra time to give Cameroon a stunning 2-1 win over Algeria in a friendly.
Eric Maxim Chupo-Moating gave Cameroon their eight-time qualifier in the 22nd minute and Ahmed Tuba equalized in the 118th minute.
However, Algeria won 2-1 in the first leg on Friday, with Algeria leading 2-1 and Tokko Ikambi seemingly on the verge of entering Qatar.
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Azededine Onah scored twice as Morocco’s Democratic Republic of Congo beat Casablanca 4-1 for the sixth time.
History Tissoudali and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Acharaf Hakimi finished their first match 1-1 in Kinshasa with a 5-2 aggregate score.
With 13 minutes left in the game, Ben Malango followed up with four goals from the Congolese Leopards before conceding a goal.
Tunisia secured relegation to Qatar despite 0-0 win over Mali in Medawa.
Earlier in the day, Tunisian coach Jael Kadri warned his team that the first leg in Bamako would be more difficult.
Tunisia’s 1-0 lead with a goal from Musa Sisako failed to impress Tunisia.