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2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Mane late penalty goal earns Senegal win against Zimbabwe

The rather boring match was set to end in a stalemate when Senegal were awarded a penalty in stoppage time.

Mane stepped up and powerfully slotted the ball home to secure three points for Group B favourites.

Senegal almost took the lead within a minute, as Bouna Sarr’s long-range effort was just wide of the near post.

Sadio Mane had the best chance of the first half, making a 30-yard dribble on the far-side touchline, then rounding a Zimbabwe defender, but his shot was tame and it was straight at Petros Mhari.

In the second half, Abdou Diallo came close to scoring for his side, as the centre-back headed over Sarr’s free-kick.

A point was snatched from Zimbabwe right at the very end, when Mane calmly dispatched a dramatic late penalty after Kelvin Madzongwe handled the ball in the box.

Source: Ghanasoccernet.com

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