Sadio Mane fires Senegal to AFCON final with killer goal after comical Burkina Faso error

Sadio Mane fires Senegal to AFCON final with killer goal after comical Burkina Faso error

Senegal were the pre-match favourites and were ultimately the better side on the day in an eventful contest that produced no shortage of controversy from the off.

They had two big penalty shouts turned down by VAR, with Burkina Faso goalkeeper Herve Koffi being forced off with an injury after the events of the first.

The underdogs refused to lie down against their star-studded opponents, but it was Senegal who managed to break the deadlock when Abdou Diallo fired home from close range with 20 minutes remaining.

Mane then set up Idrissa Gueye with a dangerous ball from the byline to double his side’s advantage before Burkina Faso pulled one back through Blati Toure in the 82nd minute.

It looked for a moment as if Senegal would have had to work hard to retain their lead, but Mane went on to deliver the killer blow with a lobbed finish to ensure their place in the final.

Published at Wed, 02 Feb 2022 21:08:00 +0000