FIFA World Cup 2022: Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1 to qualify for knock-out stage | Soccer Information

On the Khalifa Worldwide stadium, Senegal ranked 18 on the FIFA rating pc, went into the lead within the forty fourth minute by means of an Ismaila Sarr penalty conversion and went into the half-time break main 1-0. Within the second half, Ecuador, ranked 44, hit again by means of Moises Caicedo within the 67th minute to attract degree. The lead lasted for simply three minutes with Kalidou Koulibaly scoring Senegal’s second purpose of the match to offer the result in the African Cup of Nations champions.

The Lions of Teranga, thus will make it to the final 16 of the World Cup for the primary time in 20 years. The African champions, who’re in Qatar with out Idrissa Gueye and Sadio Man, are prone to meet England ought to they win Group B.

Ecuador flopped on the promise of the opening match with Enner Valencia unable to revive himself one final time. Senegal now be a part of Portugal, Brazil and France within the final 16 stage. Senegal which misplaced to The Netherlands 2-0, completed their league engagements with six factors with two wins and one loss to complete second within the group behind leaders Netherlands. The European giants accomplished their league engagements with an all-win report, recording equivalent 2-0 wins over Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar ending their league engagements with a snug win over hosts Qatar.

Senegal’s first win within the group got here towards hosts Qatar, whereas Ecuador had began the proceedings within the 29-day match with a 2-0 win over the hosts. Hosts Qatar completed on the backside of the desk shedding all their matches and conceding seven targets and scoring one purpose, the worst report for the World Cup hosts. The hosts’ solely purpose of the match got here in a 3-1 loss to Ecuador.

The hosts, who by no means featured in any of the editions of the World Cup however have been taking part in within the present championship on account of being hosts, thus joined South Africa as the one hosts which didn’t make it past the primary spherical. Ecuador’s Argentinian coach Gustavo Julio Alfaro introduced in three adjustments taking out Carlos Gruezo and changing him with Jose Cifuentes, Alan Franco making means for Jeremy Sarmiento and Michael Estrada going out and Djorkaeff Reasco taking his place on the turf.

Thereafter, he introduced in Jackson Porozo for Angelo Preciado because the South American facet tried all combos to interrupt into the rival protection in pursuit of the equaliser. However, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse additionally introduced in a contemporary pair of legs within the 74th minute to maintain Ecuador at bay with Iliman Ndiaye making means for Cheikh Dieng and Pathe Ciss taking on from Nampalys Mendy. Referee Turpin saved the proceedings beneath management by displaying a yellow card for Idrissa Gana Gueye of Senegal within the 66th minute.

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