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Senegal beat Egypt on penalties to win AFCON 2022 – Final score, goals and reactions

Sénégal has won their first Africa Cup of Nations championship after beating Egypt 4-2 on penalties.

Senegal beat Egypt on penalties to win AFCON 2022 - Final score, goals and reactions

The match went into extra time after the regular time ended 0-0.

Senegal failed to take the lead early on after Sadio Mane missed a penalty.

Mane scored the winning penalty.

Before the match, Mohamed Salah was asked how he felt on facing Sadio Mane in the AFCON final and he said;

“Tomorrow we are going to be rivals. After tomorrow we are going to be team mates again. We had a small chat after the Morocco game, I was checking how is his head and said hopefully we meet in the final.”

 

Highlights Below:

GOAL!
Senegal 3-2 Egypt

Dieng, who was really lively in extra-time after coming on, is Senegal’s fourth taker.

Great penalty, whipped into the roof of the net.

Senegal took first penalty.

5 minutes ago
GOAL!
Senegal 2-2 Egypt

So now Hamdi has the chance to level things up – and he does, nice and cool to send Mendy the wrong way.

Senegal took first penalty.

6 minutes ago
SAVED!
Senegal 2-1 Egypt

Bouna Sarr – can he hammer home the advantage? No! Gabaski saves!

Senegal took first penalty.

7 minutes ago
MISSED!
Senegal 2-1 Egypt

Abdelmonem, who gave away that early penalty what feels like years ago. And he’s missed!

Mendy is sent the wrong way but Abdelmonem rattles his spot-kick off the post!

Senegal took first penalty.

8 minutes ago
GOAL!
Senegal 2-1 Egypt

The other centre-half, Diallo, up to take the second and his effort is rather tame but again squeezes below the dive of Gabaski, who goes the right way again.

Senegal took first penalty.

9 minutes ago
GOAL!
Senegal 1-1 Egypt

Zizo up first for Egypt, the penalty specialist – bosh! How good is this lad?

Senegal took first penalty.

9 minutes ago
GOAL!
Senegal 1-0 Egypt

It’s the skipper up first, Kalidou Koulibaly… scores, just! Gabaski goes the right way and gets a hand to it but can’t keep it out.

Senegal took first penalty.

Egypt are already the most successful side in AFCON history, having won the tournament on seven occasions, though not since the last of a straight hat-trick of wins in 2010.

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