Sunday, June 16, 2013

Senegal 2 - Liberia 0

Senegal made the trip to Monrovia to take on Liberia.  Papiss Cisse was the supposed danger man coming into the match for Senegal, and he did not disappoint.  Cisse was chopped down in the box by Alex Karma.  Cisse dusted himself off to convert the kick and put Senegal ahead 1-0.  Anthony Laffor nearly got through the Senegalese defense for an equalizer, but his shot was pushed aside by Senegal goalkeeper Bouna Condoul.  Condoul again denied Laffor, this time on a pivot volley shot.  Senegal were thankful for the halftime whistle and the 1-0 lead.

Liberia had the majority of the ball, but Senegal would score a second against the run of play.  A cross from Lamine Gassama found Cisse, who had shaken the marker who had been standing goal-side to find an open header from inside the six-yard box.  Cisse converted for his second goal of the afternoon.  The match was suspended for more than a quarter hour in the second half as frustrated fans threw water bags and plastic bottles onto the pitch.  Senegal win 2-0.  Liberia become the twenty-third African team eliminated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June 2013.

Senegal will play Uganda at a neutral venue in September to decide the Group J title.

Senegal 9 pts +4
Uganda 8 pts 0
Angola OUT
Liberia OUT

Papiss Cisse 19 PK, 54

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