Senegal 2 Cape Verde 0 LIVE REACTION: Mane on target as tournament favourites see off nine-men to reach AFCON quarters

SENEGAL are through to the quarter-finals of AFCON after seeing off a brave Cape Verde.

Sadio Mane and Bamba Dieng were on the scoresheet for the tournament favourites, who were helped out by red cards from Patrick Andrade and keeper Vozinha.

  • Final score: Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde

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  • Kieran Davies

    FT: Senegal 2 Cape Verde 0

    Aliou Cisse needs to lock Sadio Mane in an oxygen tent until Sunday.

    Congratulations to Bamba Dieng on his first Senegal goal.

    The Marseille striker settled the game today after replacing Mane.

  • Kieran Davies

    FT: Senegal 2 Cape Verde 0

    Sadio Mane may not know who the Senegal president is at the moment, but everyone in the African nation is singing his name today.

    From start to forced early finish, Mane was class.

    Cape Verde fought well, today they lost to a better team.

    The favourites march on to the quarter finals.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 2 Cape Verde 0

    94. While it seems they are going out, Cape Verde are doing it in style.

    Like Comoros yesterday, the universe threw obstacle after obstacle in their way.

    Without eleven players on the pitch, they both fought to the bitter end.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 2 Cape Verde 0

    92. Dieng scores for Senegal.

    They broke away and Cape Verde had too many numbers committed forward.

    The ball is unselfishly played to Dieng who keeps his composure to score his first Senegal goal.

    What a day for the player who replaced Mane.

  • Kieran Davies

    GGGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    90. We are going to have five minutes of added time……

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    89. Cape Verde break on the counter attack and the long ball picks out Tavares.

    He brings it down brilliantly and looks to find ateammate but the ball is cut out by Senegal.

    Fair play to Cape Verde, still going for it with only nine players.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    87. Montero swings the ball in and it is dealt with easily by the Senegal defence.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    87. Cape Verde have a free kick out wide.

    Big chance to get the ball in the box and try and find that elusive goal.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    85. The 'Blue Sharks' are going for it.

    Was that THE chance for them?

    The cross comes in and Tavares tries an elaborate flick and balls dribbles to the keeper.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    83. With it only being a one goal lead, you couldn't completely rule out an equaliser against the run of play.

    This AFCON tournament has shown it does not care for reputations.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    81. There will be A LOT of time added on at the end of this one.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    79. Great interplay by Dia.

    He backheels it to a teammate who gives it back to him.

    Just as he is about the unleash the shot a sliding defender comes from nowhere and blocks the shot for a corner.

    The block narrowly missing the post.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    77. Dieng cuts inside and unleashes a shot from the edge of the box.

    He catches it well but it misses the near post by inches and the ball goes into the side-netting.

    Close.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 0 Cape Verde 0

    76. This is a huge remaining 14 minutes and stoppage time for both.

    Cape Verde are on the ropes, cut and bruised but they won't go to the canvass.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 0 Cape Verde 0

    74. Lisandro Semedo comes on for Cape Verde.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    73. A second goal for Senegal will really put this game to bed now.

    Cape Verde are looking to press, desperate for an equaliser.

    They cannot afford to lose the ball on these attacks.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    70. Mane's goal was a great finish.

    Even more impressive having the presence to do it all with concussion.

    Hope both players recover quickly.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    68. This is a tough task that may have become impossible for Cape Verde.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    63. Mane goes to ground before the game restarts.

    He is still feeling the effects of the head clash with the keeper.

    Mane is going to have to come off.

  • Kieran Davies

    GOAL STANDS!

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    63. VAR has told the referee to go and look at the monitor.

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    63. The corner comes in and is headed clear only to Mane stood just inside the box.

    The Liverpool man controls the ball and then looks to bend it into the top corner with not much to aim at with so many bodies in the way.

    The ball goes in off the underside of the crossbar.

    VAR is checking it……

  • Kieran Davies

    Senegal 1 Cape Verde 0

    63. Sadio Mane, who else!

  • Kieran Davies

    GGGGGOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL

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