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Inspiring Sadio Mane sets goal to help Senegal secure top spot in Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by knocking out Equatorial Guinea

SADIO MANE’S Senegal qualified for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Equatorial Guinea.

And even though mane didn’t get on the scoreboard himself, Liverpool The striker helped the ball roll with a beautiful pass for Famara Diedhiou to open the scoring.

Mane helped inspire Senegal to victory in the quarter-finals of Afcon

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Mane helped inspire Senegal to victory in the quarter-finals of AfconCredit: EPA
He assisted Diedhiou (L) for Senegal's opener

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He assisted Diedhiou (L) for Senegal’s openerCredit: Reuters
Kouyate scored Sengal's second home

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Kouyate scored Sengal’s second homeCredit: AFP

He was just given all clarity to against Equatorial Guinea yesterday after being hospitalized for head injury which he chose in the match against Cape Verde.

Mane picked up the ball mid-line, before passing a pass behind the Equatorial Guinea defender for Diedhiou to cross.

And before City of Bristol the man kept his composure to calmly pass Jesus Owono with his left foot just before the half hour mark.

However, the underdogs of Equatorial Guinea headed back in the second half, leveling the score with Jannick Buyla Sam’s precise finish.

He had good control of a ball shot into the foot from Pablo Ganet, finding the bottom corner with his second hand touch through Edouard Mendy’s outstretched hand in the 57th minute.

Equatorial Guinea has not been ranked for a long time, as Crystal Palace Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate restored the lead to Senegal just over ten minutes later.

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Watford Sarr winger came on from the bench to score

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Watford Sarr winger came on from the bench to scoreCredit: Reuters

However, Equatorial Guinea scored for Equatorial when a shock header from the defense fell in the path of substitute Kouyate, who made no mistake to put the ball in the net from close range. near the.

And Watford Winger Ismaila Sarr, who was substituted, made the game safe with 11 minutes of play.

A long, diagonal ball was brought down the left by professional Saliou Ciss, who squarely faced Sarr from the touchline, leaving his teammate with a ten-yard touchdown.

This is the first time Senegal has scored more than two goals in the tournament, as one of the pre-tournament favorites started to find form again at the right moment.

They meet Burkina Faso minnows on Wednesday Afcon semi-finalists, and will be the favorites to secure their spot in the final, which takes place on Sunday.

Mane’s teammates at Liverpool Mohamed Salah also booked a spot in the last four matches of the tournament today.

Salah scores in his country’s quarter-final victory – a Won 2-1 against Morocco after extra time.

Egypt now meets hosts Cameroon on Thursday in the heavyweight semi-final.

It means the two Liverpool stars are likely to go head-to-head for the trophy on Sunday Afcon finalin what could be a clash of giants between two of the best players in the world.

Kouyate celebrates full time

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Kouyate celebrates full timeCredit: AFP

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