Senegal held their nerves to defeat Brazil in a tightly-contested international friendly, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was a tightly-contested clash between the two teams as the squared up against each other.
Brazil had the edge over the African champions in ball possession but could not match the opponent’s goal threats and attacking drive.
A series of dangerous attacks by the Senegalese left the 2022 World Cup quarterfinalists vulnerable at the back but it was a descent scoreline between both in the first half.
West Ham’s Paqueta opened the scoring for the Brazilians after a great assist by Real Madrid star, Vinicius Jr, in the 11th minutes but Senegal fought back in the 22nd minute to level the scores with Diallo’s equaliser.
The two sides settled for the 1-1 scoreline after the first half with Brazil seeming to be in the front foot throughout.
Second Half Report
Brazil started out well in the second half but were dealt a early blow when Marquinhos put the ball into his own net to give Senegal the lead in the 52nd minute.
Three minutes later, Sadio Mane extended the lead with a great goal making it 3-1 for Senegal
The dramatic quick double from Senegal gave the African champions a bold stand in the game.
Five minutes after Sadio Mane’s goal, Marquinhos atone for his own goal and restored comeback hopes for the Brazilians with a goal, to make it 3-2.
After the dramatic quick three goals in the second, it was dragging attempt by the two sides with no goals scored again till stoppage-time.
Brazil conceded a late penalty in a last blow to their comeback hopes.
Sadio Mane converted the spotkick to give Senegal a dramatic 4-2 win over the South American giants before the final whistle.