Senegal qualifies to the round of 16 after eliminating Ecuador | News

Ecuador lost to Senegal with a score of 2-1 on the third date for the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, with which the Ecuadorian team was eliminated from the World Cup, while “Los Leones de Teranga” qualified to the round of 16.

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Senegal came out to press in the first minutes and at three reached Hernán Galíndez’s goal after an overflow down the flank and Idrissa Gana Gueye first-class cross but the ball went centimeters wide.

The Senegalese were superior to Ecuador on the wings and repeatedly sought to open the scoring with a long-distance center or but each shot was deflected over or by the sides of Galíndez’s goal.



Those led by Gustavo Alfaro sought to deepen their plays and reach the rival field, however they found a solid defense that took every ball from the Ecuadorian team.

Senegal had possession of the ball but the minutes elapsed and the goal did not come for any team, however, the Ecuadorian Damián Díaz approached after a very strong shot directly on goal but the ball went over the crossbar.

At minute 43 the scoring was opened after a mistake by Piero Hincapié who committed a foul inside the danger area and a penalty was ruled in favor of Senegal and from 12 steps Ismaila Sarr scored the 1-0 with which they went to rest of the game. first time.

In the second half, coach Gustavo Alfaro made some changes to his starting eleven and to the tactical scheme in order to control Senegal’s wings and reach the rival goal.

The Ecuadorians equalized the score at minute 67 after a corner kick and the ball brushed past the head of Félix Torres Caicedo and the rebound fell to Moisés Caicedo who finished off the Senegalese goal first and equalized the score.

However, at 69′ Kalidou Koulibaly found the second goal after an error in Ecuador’s defense.

La Tricolor looked for the equalizing goal but Senegal closed its defensive line to secure the score and qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup.