With some stars from international football in the Startelf, the Senegal against Burkina Faso was clearly favored in the first semifinals of the Africa Cup, in half time one was of Mané, Gueye & Co. but not much to see.
The focus was on referee Bamlak Tessema from Ethiopia, who showed the first time after half an hour for the first time: Burkina Fasos Keeper Koffi had walked far from his goal, while trying to fly away a long ball but violently bumped with Kouyaté. The referee first decided on penalty, but after looking at the video images, however, on offensivefoul. Both players had to be treated for a long time, for Koffi there was no interruption after six minutes.
Again, it was disputed again shortly before the break whistle when Idrissa Gueye Leverkusens Tapsoba shot in the penalty area at the Armed Arm and the impartial again decided on penalty. Again, the Var switched on, the referee took his decision back (45. + 9).
It became much quieter after the restart, the level of the game took clearly. Although the Senegal tried again, but ran mostly in the attack. Playfully it did not want to work out, so a standard situation had to be a standard situation: After a corner of the right, Koulibaly brought the ball acrobatically to Diallo, which remained cool from five meters and closed to the left corner (70th).
Mané decides by chip
The Senegal the second final deduction in a row still clearly closer to six minutes later, who had to press a strong preliminary work of Mané from a short distance only over the line. Gueye also went to the ball, but it was probably a decisive factor. For a short time exciting it became in the final phase but again, Touré brought a cross from the right with the knee of eleven meters in the right corner – only 1: 2 (82.).
But the decision was sent to Mané after 87 minutes, who led to a counterattack of Burkina Fasos and ice cold by chip.
Thus, the Senegal stands as in the past Africa Cup 2019 in the final – at that time, the Terangalöwen had failed Algeria. Who follows Mané & Co. into the final (Sunday, 8 pm) decides on Thursday, if hosts Cameroon meets Egypt (8 pm). For Burkina Faso it is on Saturday (8 pm) still around the bronze medal.