Senegal are the first team to qualify for this year’s AFCON. A second-half strike from Everton FC midfielder Iddirsa Gana Gueye was enough to see off Benin.
VAR for Senegal – Guinea
It was a historic day in the AFCON as the Video Assistant Referee was used for the first time in the competition.
Senegal awaits the winner of the Tunisia Madagascar game.
The Terenga Lions have not produced the fine performances people expected of them but they have so far done the needful – scoring goals and winning games.
Benin focused on keeping out the opposition in the first half, but Senegal did get in behind a couple of times shortly before half-time.
Mane was denied a goal by VAR four minutes later – the first use of
Verdon got the marching orders for bringing down Gueye in the 82nd minute as Benin’s first quarter-final appearance ended in defeat.
Fact About Senegal
Senegal have reached the semi-final stage for the first time since 2006 – when
#AFCON was hosted by Egypt as well.
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