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′).
𝙁𝙄𝙉 𝘿𝙀 𝙈𝘼𝙏𝘾𝙃 | Le Senegal s’impose 1-2 contre l’Equateur grâce à des buts de Ismaila Sarr et Kalidou Koulibaly. Les lions terminent 2e de leur groupe et se qualifient en huitièmes de finale. #ECUSEN pic.twitter.com/GxgLJDumL7
— FSF (@Fsfofficielle) November 29, 2022
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.
Le Sénégal de 𝗞𝗿𝗲́𝗽𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮 et 𝗜𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗝𝗮𝗸𝗼𝗯𝘀 qualifié pour les 8es de finale de la @FIFAWorldCup 🇸🇳
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 29, 2022
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! 🇸🇳