National teams 29 November 2022, 18:29

Jakobs and Diatta's Senegal are into the Round of 16!

Jakobs and Diatta's Senegal are into the Round of 16!
2-1 winners over Ecuador, the Lions of Teranga finished second in their group and will play in the round of 16 of the World Cup for the first time since 2002!

Mission accomplished for Ismail Jakobs, Krépin Diatta and their teammates! Third at kick-off, Senegal had to win against Ecuador to get a place in the round of 16. It’s job done after a match where they knew how to find the net, winning 2-1. In front at the break following a penalty converted by Ismaila Sarr, the Lions of Teranga did not hesitate after an equalizer from Moises Caicedo (67′), taking the lead two minutes later through captain Kalidou Koulibaly (70′).

A first place in the Round of 16 since 2002

It’s a victory that allows them to finish in second place behind the Netherlands and to qualify for the round of 16 for the first time since 2002. At that time, in South Korea and Japan, they would reach the quarterfinals, a stage they will try to reach again this year. For that, it will be necessary to beat the first-placed side from group B, which is currently England.

It is therefore a great challenge that awaits Ismail Jakobs, who started today and played 90 minutes, as well as Krépin Diatta, who remained on the bench, and all of their teammates, this Sunday at 8 p.m. Bravo Ismail and Krépin! 🇸🇳

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