Lions Of Teranga Now Ready To Conquer Africa Again At AFCON
Thrilling Friendly Match Sees Senegal Triumph 4-2 Over Brazil In an enthralling display of skill and determination, Senegal emerged triumphant with a stunning 4-2 victory over Brazil in a friendly match on Tuesday. The highly anticipated clash unfolded at Lisbon’s iconic Jose Alvalade Stadium, treating spectators to a captivating contest filled with exhilarating moments.
The game commenced with an impressive assist from Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior, who set up Lucas Paqueta to score Brazil’s opening goal in the 11th minute. Senegal’s Pathe Ciss found himself in a precarious position in the 17th minute, initially conceding a foul in a dangerous area, leading to hopes of a penalty for Brazil. However, after a meticulous review by VAR, the referee reversed the decision, leaving the Samba Boys disheartened.
Unfazed by the setback, Senegal seized the opportunity to level the playing field. Striker Habib Diallo capitalized on a loose ball inside the box in the 22nd minute, showcasing his predatory instincts to restore parity and ensuring both teams entered halftime on equal terms.
The second half witnessed the Teranga Lions dominate the game, taking the lead in the 54th minute through an own goal by Marquinhos, further boosting the confidence of the visiting team. Just two minutes later, Diallo played a crucial role, assisting winger Sadio Mane, who delivered a mesmerizing strike to extend Senegal’s lead to 3-1.
Refusing to accept defeat, Brazil fought back, and in the 58th minute, Marquinhos narrowed the deficit, reigniting hopes of a comeback. However, Senegal had the final say. In stoppage time, the South American giants conceded a penalty, granting Mane the opportunity to shine once again. Displaying remarkable composure, Mane confidently converted the spot-kick, completing his brace and securing an impressive 4-2 victory for his team.