Senegal’s Teranga Lions defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final Sunday night, to lift the trophy at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in Cameroon.
At the 120th minute whistle, the match ended in a 0-0 draw after both Senegal and Egypt failed to score.
However, Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties to win their first-ever AFCON.
Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty to give Senegal their first-ever AFCON.
After extra-time – Senegal won 4-2 on penalties
Senegal: E. Mendy, B. Sarr, Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss, Kouyate (P. Gueye 66’), N. Mendy, I. Gueye, I. Sarr (Dia 77’), Mane, Diedhiou (Dieng 77’)
Egypt: Gabaski, Ashour, Abdelmonem, Mah. Hamdi, El Fotouh, Fathi (Lasheen 99’), Elneny, El Solia (Trezeguet 59’), Salah, Marmoush (Zizo 59’), Mohamed (Mar. Hamdi 59’)
📹 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒: 🇸🇳 0(4) – 0(2) 🇪🇬
Watch all the key moments from #SENEGY 👇 as #TeamSenegal are crowned African champions for the first time in history following a dramatic encounter against Egypt. 🦁 #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 | #AFCON2021 | @Football2Gether pic.twitter.com/A7aKozrtU8
— #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) February 7, 2022
Senegal had previously lost two AFCON finals in the past, most recently the 2019 edition, where they lost to Algeria in the final.
At the end of the 2021 AFCON, Mane was named Player of the Tournament for leading the Teranga Lions to their first-ever AFCON title.
Mendy won the best goalkeeper award for conceding only two goals during 2021 AFCON and blocked a penalty in the shootout against Egypt.
Aboubakar won the Golden Boot award after scoring a tally of 8 goals in the tournament.
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