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Senegal, who had a full card with four wins in four matches, was forced to a draw (0-0) by Congo-B on Friday in Group I of the CAN 2021 qualifiers. This small feat of the Red Devils does not However, not immune to elimination on the last day next Tuesday. </p><div> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Congolese may have left their meeting against Senegal with mixed feelings. First, the satisfaction of having taken a point from a team which had won all its matches before this 5th day. Then, a hint of regret at not having won this meeting which would have ensured their qualification against a winnable opponent. Because Senegal, already qualified, presented itself with a mixed starting oze with executives (Sadio Mané, Idrissa Guèye), usual replacements (Bingourou Kamara, Diao Baldé) and especially four new ones who celebrated their first selection: Fode Ballo-Touré (AS Monaco), Abdou Diallo (PSG), Nampaly Mendy (Leicester), Pape Matar Sarr (Metz).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong>A "final" against Guinea-Bissau</strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Faced with an unprecedented team, which evolved in an unusual system (3-4-1-2), the Red Devils did not take their chance. Barthélémy Ngatsono's men, who dreamed of victory, respected the vice-champions of Africa too much. The Lions did not have to force their talent and their only real opportunity came from Sadio Mané who found Mafoumbi's crossbar after a service from Pope Matar Sarr (28th).</span></span></span></span></span></span>
The Congolese did not do much better and it was not until the 63rd minute to see their first strike of the match by Delvin Ndinga, directly into Kamara’s gloves. Then there was a stung head from Douniama which will not worry too much the Senegalese goalkeeper (75th).
With this point, Congo-Brazzaville consolidates its second place in Group I, but a perilous last day awaits Tuesday, March 30 against Guinea-Bissau revived after their victory against Eswatini (3-1). For the Red Devils, it will be a “ finale »Not to be lost on pain of missing the trip to Cameroon.
CAN 2021: calendar, results, qualifying rankings
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