Egypt beat Cameroon 3-1 on penalties this Thursday (3) and secured their place in the final of the African Cup of Nations. After beating the hosts of the tournament, the Egyptians, who are going in search of an eighth title in the competition, will face the Senegal team, which has never been champion, in the final.
The decision will pit Mohamed Salah, who had a discreet performance in the semifinals, against Sadio Mané. The two are teammates and highlights of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The duel that will decide the champion takes place on Sunday (6), at 16:00 (Brasília), with broadcast by Band.
In the first stage, the Cameroonian team, which had the support of its fans, got to send a ball on the post, but did not remove zero from the score. The goalless draw in normal time sent the match into overtime. With the score unchanged, the decision went to penalties.
In penalties, the star of Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed Gabaski shone, who saved two kicks. Salah didn’t even need to knock, as N’Jie, Cameroon’s fourth collector, sent him out and decreed the elimination of the owners of the house.
Liverpool’s Egyptian dreams of his first African Cup title. The last time Egypt lifted the trophy was in 2010.
Mané, on the other hand, will try to give an unprecedented joy to himself and to all the Senegalese, who have never won the tournament. The team was runner-up twice, 2002 and 2019. In the last one, the striker was on the field, a campaign that led him to the selection of the best in the competition.
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