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A decisive battle between Egypt and Senegal for the continental title
The attention of the world will turn to the Olympic Stadium in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé, to watch the upcoming fiery summit between Egypt and Senegal in the final. African Nations Cup.
The match promises a lot of excitement and club in light of the outstanding performance of the two teams since the beginning of the tournament, especially in the playoffs.
The match will witness an expected two-way confrontation between the two friends Sadio Mane and Mohamed SalahThe two attacking duo of the Liverpool team, as each aspires to lead his country to crowning the continental title.
This will be the first confrontation 3 Fiery confrontations will bring the players together, as Egypt is scheduled to face Senegal again next March in a tiebreaker of two home and away matches, in order to decide the qualification card for the World Cup finals. 2022.
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Salah will be motivated to the extreme in order to bypass Senegal and crown the continental title for the first time in his career, as Salah has never climbed to the podium in the Pharaohs shirt throughout his career with the national team, which began in 2011.
As for Sadio Mane, he aspires to lead his country to continental glory for the first time in history, as the Teranga Lions have previously qualified for the African Nations Cup final on two occasions, and the team was not successful..
Mane and his companions lost the final of the last edition in the summer of 2018. 2019 In Cairo against Algeria, with a goal without a response, while the first loss was in the final in a year’s edition 2002 Against the Cameroon Lions on penalties.
Important figures and facts before the Egypt-Senegal summit
network reviewed ”Opta“ The statistics have some important facts and figures ahead of the upcoming summit, foremost of which is that this confrontation will be the fifth between Egypt and Senegal in the African Nations Cup and the first in a year 2006When Egypt prevailed 2-1 In the semi-finals on her way to winning the title.
In the previous confrontations between the two teams in the continental championship, each team won two matches, and it ended 3 From these confrontations with a clean goal (For Egypt in a year 2000For Senegal, in my copy 1986 And2002).
Egypt will play its ninth final in the African Nations Cup, and lost in the last final it participated in, which was in a year’s edition 2017 Against Cameroon with a score 2-1And with the final count of the current version, no team has played more finals than the Pharaohs (9 Finals evenly with Ghana).
As for Senegal, it is playing its third final in the African Cup of Nations after being runner-up in two years 2002 And2019The Teranga Lions became the first team to compete in the final of the tournament twice in a row since Egypt in 2017. 2010.
Senegal is looking to win the title for the first time during its participation in the…16 In the tournament, no team has played more finals than Senegal without winning the title.
Senegal won the 11 last match 3 African Nations Cup posts (a year ago 2017), more than any other team, and it is the team that keeps the most clean sheets during this period, as it has not conceded goals in 12 match.
In terms of attacking efficiency, Senegal scored 9 goals from 81 Shot in the current edition of the African Nations Cup, only Cameroon has a better conversion rate than Senegal.
On the other hand, the rate of Egypt 5.3% Only he is the lowest among all the teams that have reached the playoffs.
As for the bilateral competition between Salah and Mane, Mohamed Salah has contributed since his first participation in the African Nations Cup in January 2017 in a 68 Shot for Egypt (41 shot and27 opportunity)Only Tunisian Wahbi Khazri contributed more than him (70 – 40 shot and30 opportunity) during this period.
While Sadio Mane contributed to the goal 9 Goals (6 goals and3 assists) who else 14 Senegal’s goal in the African Cup of Nations.