Senegal 1 Zimbabwe 0 LIVE REACTION: Sadio Mane wins game at the death with 97th-minute PENALTY – latest updates

Senegal 1 Zimbabwe 0 LIVE REACTION: Sadio Mane wins game at the death with 97th-minute PENALTY – latest updates

January 30, 2022

SENEGAL beat Zimbabwe in their opening AFCON 2022 game 1-0 thanks to a 97th-minute Sadio Mane penalty.

  • RESULT: Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe
  • Senegal XI: 1 Dieng; 4 Cisse, 22 Diallo, 21 Mbaye, 12 Ballo-Toure; 8 Kouyate, 5 Gueye, 20 Sarr, 7 Balde; 10 Mane, 9 Dia
  • Zimbabwe XI: 1 Mhari; 22 Chimwemwe, 15 Hadebe, 5 Takwara, 14 Bhasera; 8 Benyu, 4 Madzongwe, 17 Musona, 12 Kangwa; 7 Wadi, 18 Dube

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  • Kostas Lianos

    That's all from Cameroon

    Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 thanks to Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane's late winner at the Kouekong Stadium.

    The Lions of Teranga dominated the first half and missed some major opportunities with Mane, Idrissa Gueye, Keita Balde and more.

    But Aliou Cisse’s men were toothless in the second half and Zimbabwe came agonisingly close to their first ever clean sheet in the Africa Cup of Nations, even though they lost Kundai Benyu and captain Knowledge Musona to injury.

    It was obvious that Cisse’s side was missing all nine players who were ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19, such as captain Kalidou Koulibaly.

    However, Senegal got a penalty in the last minute of stoppage time as Kelvin Madzongwe committed a handball that blocked a shot inside the area.

    Mane set the ball up and sent it to the bottom right corner while Warriors goalkeeper Petros Mhari went the other way in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

    That's all from us here at SunSport, have a great day!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Stats

    Senegal dominated 61.3 per cent of possession throughout the match against Zimbabwe.

    The Lions of Teranga registered a total of 16 shots but only four of them were on target.

    The Warriors, on the other hand, produced 11 shots, two of which were on target.

    The two teams were even in the air as they each won 50 per cent of aerial duels

  • Kostas Lianos

    FT: Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe

    Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane saved Senegal from their blushes with a late winner against Zimbabwe at the Kouekong Stadium.

    The Lions of Teranga dominated the first half and missed major opportunities with Mane, Idrissa Gueye, Keita Balde and more.

    But Aliou Cisse's men were toothless in the second half and Zimbabwe came close to their first ever clean sheet in the Africa Cup of Nations.

    It was obvious that Cisse's side was missing all nine players who were sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19, such as captain Kalidou Koulibaly.

    However, Senegal got a penalty on the last minute of stoppage time as Kelvin Madzongwe committed a handball that blocked a shot inside the area.

    Mane set the ball up on the penalty spot and sent it to the bottom left corner while Warriors goalkeeper Petros Mhari went the other way in the seventh minute of stoppage time

  • Kostas Lianos

    FT:Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe

    That's full-time in Cameroon!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe

    90+7 Liverpool superstar Mane has won it for Senegal!

    The winger gets a long run and sends the ball to the bottom right corner and Mhari on the other side.

    Zimbabwe got so close to an important point!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe

    Goal by Mane! Senegal have won this!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    90+4 Penalty for Senegal!

    The Lions of Teranga get the chance to steal the win after Madzongwe's handball in the area.

    VAR is having a look, and it will stand.

    Mane is getting ready to take the shot

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    90 Just four more minutes of stoppage time to go.

    Zimbabwe are close to a very important point!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    88 Substitution

    Zimbabwe boss Mazepa is forced to make another change as Tigere replaces Musona.

    The Warriors' captain fell down and physios immediately rushed to the pitch to carry him off with a stretcher.

    We are not sure yet about the extent of his injury

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    85 Chance!

    Zimbabwe almost steal it with a major opportunity!

    Musona delivers a cross from the set-piece Wadi earned moments earlier down the right flank.

    Hadebe gets a shot inside the area but Dieng saves it!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    84 Diallo gets lucky there as he escapes a yellow card.

    The Senegal ace manhandles Wadi down the right flank and the referee only awards a free-kick

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    83 A goalless draw would do wonders for Zimbabwe's bid to finally make it out of the group stages of a Copa Africa.

    But it would work as a blow for Senegal, who have never won the Africa Cup of Nations

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    80 Just 10 more minutes to go until full-time.

    This has been quite a dull second half so far as both teams have been rather toothless.

    Senegal have been missing the players that were sidelined after testing positive for Covid-19

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    77 Substitution

    Senegal boss Cisse makes his second change as Pape Gueye replaces Dia

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    76 Chance!

    Senegal break into a lightning-quick counter-attack with Mane down the right flank.

    The Liverpool star tries a shot but Mahri denies him again!

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    73 Both Senegal and Zimbabwe keepers Dieng and Mhari have been quite comfortable so far in the second half.

    None of them needed to make a big save so far…

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    71 Substitution

    And there it is!

    Zimbabwe boss decides to take Benyu off and replace him with Kamusoko

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    70 Benyu is back in the ground being checked by physios.

    Zimbabwe boss Mapeza might have to make a change there

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    69 Chance

    Senegal come close again as Diallo meets Sarr's cross and his header just misses the target

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    68 Tempo has been very slow and dull so far in the second half.

    A goalless draw doesn't seem unlikely, that would be a great result for Zimbabwe who have never made it past the group stage of the Copa Africa

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    65 Substitution

    Senegal manager Cisse makes his first change of the match as Habib Diallo replaces Balde

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    65 We missed that earlier on, but Zimbabwe's Hadebe got booked with a yellow card earlier on

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    63 Zimbabwe appear to have been hit by an injury blow as Benyu hobbles off the pitch with the aid of physios.

    We are expecting to see how caretaker boss Mapeza will react

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    60 Senegal haven't been as dangerous down the wings as they were in the first half.

    Cisse's men are still lacking that important final pass in the area

  • Kostas Lianos

    Senegal 0-0 Zimbabwe

    59 Chance

    Zimbabwe get their second shot on target, if I'm not mistaken, as Kadewere tries a long-range shot.

    But it lacks power and Dieng picks it up with ease

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