THE BALL – Mané was a villain and a hero and Senegal wins the CAN (CAN) – Archyde

It was only a penalty shoot-out that determined the winner of this 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, with the inevitable Sadio Mané executing the decisive shot that propelled the Teranga Lions to the skies of African football for the first time.

After being a defeated finalist in 2002 and 2019, Senegal marked the third time Senegal had been crowned continental champions, against an Egypt who showed few offensive arguments throughout the 120 minutes and counted on a great performance from Gabalski between the posts to secure the to keep gap. on the mark.

Senegal had a penalty after 7 minutes but the Egyptian goalkeeper was superior to Sadio Mané and was crucial again in extra time, twice denying Dieng the goal.

The suspended Carlos Queiroz watched the game from the bench and communicated with the bench but failed to guide the Pharaohs to their eighth title in the competition and was not the third Portuguese coach after Nelo Vingada (1996 Asian champion). ) and Fernando Santos (2016 European Champion) to win a continental title.

Sadio Mané, who missed the penalty in the 7th minute, would end up being the hero by scoring the winning shot on penalties.

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