AFCON 2021: Sadio Mane’s Scores A Stunner Against Cape Verde After Head Clash, Senegal Pull Through
Senegal and Cape Verde’s last-16 encounter at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday was certainly full of drama.
In just the 20th minute of play, Cape Verde’s Patrick Andrade was shown a straight red card following a VAR review for a rather reckless tackle on Pape Gueye.
But despite having a man advantage and possessing an array of high-quality players, Senegal couldn’t find a way to break the deadlock in the first half and it took until the 63rd-minute for them to do so.
Liverpool superstar, Sadio Mane was the man who rippled the back of the net for Alliou Cisse‘s side and his strike after Cape Verde failed to properly clear a corner was simply magnificent.
What made Mane’s goal even more remarkable was the fact it came less than 10 minutes after he was involved in a sickening clash of heads with goalkeeper Jose Vozinha.
The Cape Verde shot-stopper rushed out of his goal to try and intercept the ball, but instead made brutal contact with Senegal’s talisman. Vozinha was eventually sent off for his part in the incident after another VAR review.
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) January 25, 2022