In Doha, the former Napoli clutch decided, two minutes after Caicedo’s momentary goal: to eliminate South America
To travel to the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup with the Netherlands in Group A is Senegal, Who won 2-1 head-to-head clash withEcuador. In Doha, the African champions took the lead with a penalty kick Ismaila Sarah In the 44th minute, and then in the middle of the second half Caicedo Draw (68 ‘). The former Napoli scored the qualifying goal for Cisse’s men coulibaly, Who scored in the 70th minute with his claw on the developments of free kicks.
He had to win and he won: Senegal Fly to the round of 16 by winning the direct confrontation withecuador, Who sadly salutes Qatar 2022. The African champions start strong in Doha and immediately create two chances: the first is inserting from behind for Idrissa Gueye who sends the ball wide, and soon after the Salernitana striker, from an excellent position, comes for a penalty shootout. Inaccurate right-hand diagonal. Aliou Cisse’s team deserved the lead before recovering: Hincapie spread in the region Ismail Sar Whoever obtains and changes the penalty that deserves 1-0 in favor of the Africans.
in the second half, Alvaro Enter immediately Cifuentes and Sarmiento Leave in the locker room Grueso and Francothen in the middle of the second half comes the draw: Caicedo Benefit from the main bank of Torres And bags from a few steps away. 1-1, however, only lasts two minutes, then Coulibaly Senegal put it back in front after a free-kick error valencia, who gets away poorly, serves the former Napoli in an excellent position. Ecuador attacks in the final, but fails to find the equalizing goal, and closes Group A in third place, and instead Senegal flies and achieves the maximum possible result in the group and without its bright star, Sadio Mane.
Ecuador Senegal 1-2
Ecuador (4-3-3): Galendez 6; Preciado A. 5.5 (40 ‘st Porozo sv), Torres 5.5, Hincapie 5, Estupiñán 6; Gruezo 5.5 (1′ st Cifuentes 6), Franco 5.5 (1’ st Sarmiento 6), Caicedo 6.5; Plata 5,5, Estrada 5 (19 ‘st Reasco 6), Valencia 5. Available: Ramirez, Dominguez, Arboleda, Pacho, Preciado E., Ibarra, Arreaga, Mena, Palacios, Rodriguez. All: Alfaro 5.5
Senegal (4-3-3): Mendi E.6; Sabale 6, Coulibaly 7, Diallo 6.5, Jacobs 6; Ciss 6 (29 ‘st Mendy N. 6), I. Gueye 6.5, P. Gueye 6; Ndiaye 6 (30′ st Dieng B. 6), Dia 6 (50’ st Cisse P. sv), Sarr 7. Available: Dieng S., Gomis, Mendy F., Jackson, N’Diaye, Ballo-Touré, Diatta Sarr P., Diedhiou, Name, Loum. All: sissy 7
Scorers: 44′ platform. Sar I (S), 22′ Sant Caicedo (East), 25′ Coulibaly Street (South)
Ammonite: Gueye I. (S)
NB: rebound 6 + 7
Ecuador – Senegal Statistics
Senegal won back-to-back World Cup matches for the first time in their history.
Senegal (2002 and 2022) is the third African team to reach the knockout stage in at least two editions of the World Cup, after Nigeria (1994, 1998 and 2014) and Ghana (2006 and 2010).
Kalidou Koulibaly is the oldest player to score for Senegal in a World Cup (31 years, 162 days).
Kalidou Koulibaly scored his first goal for Senegal.
150 seconds passed between Caicedo’s goal and Senegal’s new lead with Coulibaly’s goal.
Moises Caicedo is the youngest player from Ecuador to score in a World Cup (21 years, 27 days).
Ismaila Sarr scored the second goal for Senegal from a penalty kick in the World Cup after the goal scored by Khalilo Fadiga in 2002 against Uruguay.
Idrissa Gueye tied Henri Camara (99 appearances) as the most capped player in Senegal’s history.
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