Senegal beats Ecuador and advances to the World Cup final
The Senegal national team qualified for the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup, after defeating Ecuador 2-1 in the match that brought them together this evening at the “Khalifa International” stadium, in the third and final round of the first group of the World Cup.
The Senegal national team qualifies for the round of 16 in the 2022 World Cup. The first threat from the Senegal national team came against Ecuador, where Idrissa Gay hit a powerful shot, but it passed by the post in the 3rd minute.
Boulaye Dia missed the lead goal for Senegal in the 9th minute, after being alone with Ecuador’s goal, but the ball passed next to the post.
And in the 10th minute, Ener Valencia, the star of Ecuador, threatened the Senegal goal, with a powerful shot from a set ball, but it hit a wall of Teranga lions.
Senegal and Ecuador exchanged the offensive side, looking for an early goal in the match and snatching the lead, but to no avail.
In the 44th minute, Senegal won a well deserved penalty kick against Ecuador, from which Ismaila Sarr scored the goal for the Teranga Lions.
Ecuador started the second half with offensive pressure against Senegal, in order to score the equalizer and return to the match.
In the 68th minute, Moises Caicedo scored the equalizing goal for Ecuador against Senegal, making the score 1-1 between the two sides.
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In the 70th minute, Khalido Coulibaly succeeded in snatching the second goal for Senegal against Ecuador, with a follow-up from a cross by Idrissa Gay.
The result continued, with Senegal leading Ecuador 2-1, until the final whistle, with the Teranga Lions qualifying for the round of 16 for the second time in history, after crossing over to the same round in the 2002 World Cup.
With this result, the Senegal national team’s balance reaches point 6 in the runners-up of the first group ranking table in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, succeeding the Netherlands, who lead with 7 points and also qualified for the same round.
While the Ecuadorian national team deposited the tournament competitions after its score was frozen at point 4, in third place in the first group arrangement in the Qatar World Cup, and the Qatari team was at the bottom of the standings without a balance of points.