SEN 1-0 TUN: Terranga Lions sail through to finals

African Football By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/07/2019

Senegal endured a difficult game against Tunisia in the semifinal of the AFCON following 120 minutes of tough football action, Dylan Bronn's own goal ensured the Terranga Lions sailed through to the finals.

Senegal had some chances to score the opener but the Tunisian defence was solid to prevent any goal in the opening 14 minutes.

Tunisia relied strictly on counter-attacker following their quick transition from defence to the attacker.EN 1-0 Senegal was denied by the woodwork in the 26th minute of the clash as Youssouf Sabaly's effort crash against the bar.

Senegal enjoyed much of the ball possession against Tunisia, Niang had an opportunity to put Senegal ahead but his effort went wide.

Sadio Mane beat the goalkeeper but he was unable to bend the ball into the net to break the deadlock in the 37th minute of the encounter.

The first half ended in 0-0.

Dragger was on the verge to break the deadlock in the opening minute of the second half but his effort went wide, Tunisia stepped up their game in the second half as they try to force their way into the Senegalese defence.

Mane was presented a scoring opportunity but he was unable to beat the Tunisian goalkeeper, the game witnessed a lot of chances not converted.

Tunisia was awarded a penalty following Coulibaly's handball in the area, but Sassi Ferjani was unable to convert the spot kick in the 73rd minute.

Senegal also missed a penalty after a Senegalese player was fouled in the box, Saviet Henri's penalty was saved by Tunisian goalkeeper in the 79th minute.

The normal regulation time ended 0-0 as they proceed to extra time. The two teams have 50-50 chance to win the game.

Senegal got the opener after Tunisia goalkeeper failed to deal with a free kick that was deflected into their own net by a Tunisian player Bronn in the 101st minute.

The game ended 1-0 after extra-time in favour of Terranga Lions of Senegal.

Senegal will wait for the winner between Nigeria and Algeria in the other leg of the semifinals to know their opponents in the finals.