AFCON 2021: Sadio Mane becomes Senegal's joint top scorer

Sadio Mane became the joint top scorer for his country...This 3-1 win over Burkina Faso sent Senegal to the finals of the AFCON 2021-22.

Niladri Biswas
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AFCON 2021 - Sportz Point

Sadio Mane became the joint top scorer for his country Senegal after scoring a wonderful goal against Burkina Faso. This 3-1 win over Burkina Faso sent Senegal to the finals of the AFCON 2021-22.

The Liverpool winger's goal took his tally to 29 goals meaning he now joined former Southampton and Wolves striker Henri Camara.

AFCON 2021 - Sportz Point

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AFCON 2021: Progress of the Match

The Lions of Teranga are already a star-studded team by having players like Sadio Mane, Eduardo Mendy, and Kalidou Koulibaly.

The match started with Senegal being on the front foot from the beginning of the match. But as a matter of fact, Senegal was awarded 2 penalties around 32' and 45+8' Minutes respectively; which were later disallowed with the usage of VAR. Even with all this Burkina Faso still managed to drag the game to the halfway point.

The Goal Galore Second Half

However, in the second half, fierce Senegal finally got their breakthrough goals. Paris Saint-Germain duo Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye as they both scored 2 quick goals around 70' and 76' Minutes respectively. The first goal was beautifully set up by Koulibaly and the second one was from Mane.

Burkina Faso on the other hand manages to reply one back around the 82nd minute after Ibrahim Blati Toure's brilliant pass to Issa Kabore.

But it was Senegal and Liverpool's star winger Sadio Mane who sealed the match with just 3 minutes remaining on the clock. A poor touch from Burkina Faso in their midfield gave Ismaila Sarr the opportunity to break a counterattack. It was Sadio Mane on the receiving end who made a thunderous run to bolt past the lone defender and chip it over the goalkeeper to seal the match and take his team to the finals.

Watch The Goal here:

Senegal now awaits to face either his teammate Mohamed Salah's Egypt or Cameroon; who are going head-to-head on 4th February at 12:30 IST.

Sadio Mane Senegal Burkina Faso Abdou Diallo Idrissa Gueye Kalidou Koulibaly