Senegal 1-0 Benin
Senegal have moved one step closer towards their first ever Africa Cup of nations identify after securing a 1-0 win over ten-men Benin to e-book their vicinity within the 2019 very last 4.
Everton's Idrissa Gueye scored the most effective purpose of the game with 20 mins left to play in a 2d half of that also noticed Sadio Mane have two goals chalked off for offside.
brought on the region-very last degree, it became the primary time the VAR video evaluation system were used on the match. Both decisions have been accurate, however it didn't save you the Champions League winner, from being the catalyst in the back of his state's victory over Benin, who had Olivier Verdon despatched-off in the closing degrees for a remaining-man foul.
"We're certainly satisfied to qualify, we haven't reached this degree in a long time," stated goalscorer Gueye. "We controlled the sport properly and scored the vital goal."
Senegal, who will play both Madagascar or Tunisia within the semifinals, at the moment are favorites to lift the title for the primary time after hosts Egypt have been knocked out inside the round of 16 by way of South Africa.