Senegal in African Cup final after extra-time thriller

Senegal’s Alfred Gomis saves the penalty of Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi in the African Cup of Nations 2019 semi-final match at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo, on July 14, 2019. (Reuters)

Senegal is in the African Cup of Nations final after beating Tunisia 1-0 in an extra-time thriller on Sunday.

Senegal won with an own-goal in the 100th minute when goalkeeper Mouez Hassen pushed a free kick onto the head of defender Dylan Bronn and the ball bounced back into the Tunisian goal.

In a game of high drama, both teams missed penalties within eight minutes of each other in regulation time at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo.

Tunisia was then given another penalty late in extra time only for referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa to check the VAR TV screen on the sidelines and reverse his decision.

Senegal and Sadio Mane will play for a first African Cup title on Friday. Nigeria faces Algeria in the other semifinal.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:59 - GMT 06:59
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