2022 World Cup (Q): Senegal snaps, Cape Verde scuttles against Nigeria

Senegal and Nigeria scored a second success in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers by winning away at the end of the match respectively against Congo (1-3) and Cape Verde (1-2) on Tuesday in the occasion of the 2 th day.

Congo 1-3 Senegal (Group H)

After their success at home against Togo (2-0), Senegal followed through perfectly by snatching victory from Congo (3-1). This late success but quite logical in view of the physiognomy of the match gives the Lions 2 points ahead of Namibia at the top of Group H.

The first opportunity was however in favor of the Red Devils, but the restless Saint-Louis encountered the exit of Edouard Mendy. Aliou Cissé’s men replied with Boulaye Dia, whose shot was repelled by Mafoumbi. The goalkeeper could do nothing, however, on the next occasion that saw Villarreal striker fit almost perfectly after being launched towards a rise Koulibaly (0-1, 27 th ). Author then of a new stoppage of the foot, Mafoumbi kept his team alive and the Congolese benefited from a generous penalty for a charge from Mbaye on Mboungou to equalize before the break thanks to the excellent Ganvoula (1-1, 45 th +2).

The second act saw the Senegalese waves crash tirelessly against the Congolese wall. But then we thought heading to the draw, Ismaila Sarr head handed the Lions a shot that could only slow Mafoumbi (1-2, 83 th ). In the aftermath, the home keeper mowing Mane, who was justice itself penalty spot (1-3, 87 th ). This group seems well and truly promised to the Senegalese.

The ranking: Senegal 6 pts, Namibia 4 pts, Congo 1 pt, Togo 0 pt

Cape Verde 1-2 Nigeria (Group C)

Deprived of 7 executives like Iwobi and Iheanacho, retained by the British clubs, Nigeria has drawn, but it ended up overcoming Cape Verde (2-1) on the synthetic of Mindelo. After two completely failed shots from Musa and Simon, it was however the Blue Sharks who took the lead thanks to Dylan Tavares, served on a long opening and who took advantage of the apathy of the Super Eagles defense to fusilier Okoye (1-0 , 19 e ).

A goal that stung the men of Gernot Rohr. Ejuke first warmed Vozinha’s gloves, which tore off. Then, on Collins Center, Pires completely missed his clearance and Vozinha repelled somehow, on Osimhen who equalized from close range (1-1, 29 th ). It is still on an incredible blunder of Cape Verdean defense this match rocked on end when Rocha was attempting an improbable pass that lobbed Vozinha and crossed the line despite the desperate save by the keeper (1-2, 75 th ) … Cape Verdean regrets will be accentuated by the head of Vagner who flirted with the post in the last moments. Thanks to this success, Nigeria is ahead of the group with 3 points ahead of Liberia.

Ranking: Nigeria 6 pts, Liberia 3 pts, Cape Verde 1 pt, Central African Republic 1 pt