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Own Goal The Difference As Senegal Reach AFCON 2019 Final

An own goal from Dylan Bronn helped Senegal reach the Africa Cup of Nations final for just the second time in their history having beaten Tunisia 1-0 after extra time.

Own goal by Tunisia
Senegal vrs Tunisia (Credit: CAF Online)

 The dramatic match that saw both teams miss penalties and Tunisia were denied another clear penalty late on.

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An unfortunate own goal from Dylan Bronn 10 minutes into extra time proved to be the winner for Aliou Cisse’s side, who will face either Algeria or Nigeria in Friday’s final, but Tunisia felt aggrieved as they were awarded a late penalty only for that decision to be controversially overturned following a VAR check.

Senegal dominated the first half and should have taken a lead into the interval as Youssouf Sabaly hit the frame of the goal with his 18-yard curling attempt.

Own goal by Tunisia
Action (Credit: CAF Online)

Sadio Mane then fired wide when he went off balance after doing the hard work by rounding the Tunisian goalie.

Taha Khenissi and Sassi came close for Tunisia in the space of a minute at the start of the second half.

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The game then exploded into life with 17 minutes of normal time to go as both teams were awarded a penalty.

Sassi’s poorly-taken penalty was saved by Gomis and Saivet was next to be denied with his attempt towards the bottom-right corner of the net saved.

Own Goal by Tunisia
Gomis of Senegal (Credit: CAF Online)

The referee awarded a penalty for Tunisia with 115 minutes on the clock after Salif Sane headed the ball against Idrissa Gueye’s arm, but the initial call was overruled after a VAR check to the anger of Tunisia’s players.

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