Afcon 2021: Senegal hammer Burkina Faso, secure final spot

Senegal has qualified for the AFCON 2021 final after defeating Burkina Faso 3-1 in the semi-finals on Wednesday night.

With a merited win, the Teranga Lions make it back-to-back AFCON finals. Overall, they were superior, and their calibre was simply too much for the Stallions.Afcon 2021: Senegal hammer Burkina Faso, secure final spot

Sadio Mane of Liverpool was the star of the show, with another assist and a goal to his credit.

Sadio Mané has been the most decisive player in the competition since his debut in 2015 at the Africa Cup of Nations (11 – 8 goals, 3 assists).

Senegal has won another #AFCON2021 match, and Sadio Mané has put in another outstanding performance:

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? 58 touches
⚽️ 1 goal
? 3 shots/3 on target
?️ 1 assist
? 5 key passes
? 24/29 accurate passes
? 5/6 successful dribbles
⚔️ 10/17 duels won
? 8.8 SofaScore rating

Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye of Paris Saint-Germain scored the first two goals for The Lions of Teranga, scoring both goals near the end of the second half.

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Burkina Faso’s Ibrahim Blati Toure pulled one back with five minutes left, but Mane ensured there’d be no turnaround by scoring a third late on.

Burkina Faso had been a tough opponent, but Senegal was the better team in Douala, eventually winning thanks to a second-half goal frenzy.

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The Lions of Teranga have advanced to their second AFCON final in a row, and their third overall!

They play Cameroon/Egypt on Sunday.

 

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