The Senegal national team He achieved his goal and got into the round of 16 of Qatar 2022 this Tuesday, at beat Ecuador 2-1 in a vibrant Group A match and eliminate the South American cast from the contest.
To the team of the “Tricolor” a tie was enough to be able to stay in the race towards the next round of the tournament, but unfortunately he did not have his best game and in several passages he was surpassed by the approach of the Africans.
Then, the “Leones de la Teranga” took advantage of the explosiveness of the attack on their bands with Ismaila Sarr and Iliman Ndiaye, that constantly overflowed and thus generated problems for the squad of Gustavo Alfaro.
It seemed that at any time during the commitment the goal of the Senegalese fell due to the dominance they scored, and so at 44′ a penal foul by Piero Hincapié He gave Sarr the opportunity to score, who from 12 steps did not miss his execution and left the player immobile Hernan Galindez for the first of the game.
A reaction from Ecuador came in the second stage, which moved pieces and with the change of scheme also began to have more approaches to the rival area. In this way, at 67′ and after a corner he was the young Moisés Caicedo who appeared free by the far post and marked temporary equality. However, their enthusiasm lasted for three minutes, since after an avoidable foul, a free kick from Senegal was taken at minute 70, which the captain ended up converting. Kalidou Koulibalysuccessfully defending that advantage until the final whistle of the match.
With this victory, Senegal qualified second in Group A with six points, one behind the leader Netherlands. Meanwhile, Ecuador was eliminated in third place with four unitswhile host Qatar finished bottom with no points.