The African Cup almost broke out! The biggest championship favorites thrilling pass
1/11/2022 1:31:47 AM
In the first round of Group B of the African Cup of Nations, Mane scored a penalty kick after a goalless goal. Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 and got a good start.
In the latest FIFA rankings, Senegal ranks 20th in the world and 1st in Africa. They have big-name stars such as Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Keita Balder, Gueye, Koulibaly and Eduard Mendy, with a total worth of 340 million euros, while their opponent Zimbabwe The team's total worth is only 16 million euros. Not to mention Mane, who is worth 80 million euros, a goalkeeper in Senegal, Mendy, is already worth two Zimbabwe national teams.
Before the start of the African Cup, Senegal was also the favorite to win the championship. Their winning odds were only 5 to 1, followed by Algeria, Egypt and Ivory Coast.
Unexpectedly, in the first round of Edouard Mendy, Koulibaly and Ismaila Sarr were absent at the same time, Senegal almost was upset by FIFA No. 121 Zimbabwe. Judging from the statistics after the game, Senegal did not have any advantage, shooting 15-11, and the shooting ratio was 3-2. Only in the end with a buzzer-beater, it was thrilling to get 3 points.
In another match in the same group, Guinea beat Malawi 1-0. Senegal and Guinea share 3 points and lead Group B at the same time.
Interestingly, on the second matchday of the African Cup, all 4 games were 1-0, and all 6 games have been played with 1-goal wins, 5 of which are 1-0, and only 1 is 2. -1, that's when Cameroon beats Burkina Faso 2-1.
Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe recap -
In the 24th minute, Mane broke through the crotch 1V2 on the left and made a single-handed shot in the penalty area, which was easily confiscated by the goalkeeper.
Later, Senegal captain Gueye wasted a super golden opportunity on the right side of the penalty area. Wang Shenchao stopped the ball 5 meters away, and the goalkeeper easily confiscated the ball again.
It was not until the 97th minute that the referee awarded Senegal a penalty, which was made by Mane, and Senegal, the favorite to win the championship, won the first victory 1-0.