Ecuador vs. Senegal: 1-2

Ecuador vs. Senegal: 1-2

Winger Ismaila Sarr stored his cool to attain a primary half penalty and Captain Kalidou Koulibaly netted a second objective as Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1 at the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium on Tuesday to earn a spot within the final 16 of the World Cup.

Sarr scored his penalty within the forty-four minutes having earned the spot-kick himself, however Ecuador, who wanted solely a draw to achieve the knockout rounds, equalized by way of Moises Caicedo.

That pleasure for the South People lasted solely three minutes although Koulibaly restored Senegal’s lead, which they had been in a position to maintain for the rest of the match.

The African champions end second in Group A with six factors from their three matches, one behind winners Netherlands and two forward of Ecuador, whose event held a lot of promise, however, has resulted in bitter disappointment.

The beating of African drums was fixed within the stadium as was the hassle and endeavor of Senegal, who dominated the opening interval towards an opponent comfortable to take a seat again and check out to absorb the stress.

Idrissa Gana Gueye fired large early and Senegal striker Boulaye Dia had an excellent probability when he had a transparent sight of the objective, however, skewed his shot large of the far publish.

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The decisive second within the half got here late on when Sarr was plowed into by Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie and picked himself as much as converting the spot-kick, leaving goalkeeper Hernan Galindez rooted to the spot because the shot nestled within the backside nook.

The move of the game was modified within the second interval because it was Senegal who had been comfortable to take a seat again and a determined Ecuador pressed for the equalizer.

It arrived halfway by way of the half when Felix Torres flicked on a nook and Caicedo was unmarked because they again publish to supply an easy end. He’s the primary participant aside from Enner Valencia to attain the World Cup for Ecuador since Ivan Kaviedes in 2006.

The sizeable Ecuador help within the stands erupted in celebration, however, that was halted shortly afterward when Senegal struck once more.

The South American facet didn’t clear a nook and the ball fell kindly for Koulibaly to volley into the web from six yards.

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