Neither Senegal nor Egypt, who had previously won the Africa Cup of Nations seven times, the most in the tournament’s history, failed to make a breakthrough in the first 90 minutes, with Senegal attempting to control most of the game before Egypt came into power at the end. second half.
But after 30 zero minutes of extra time, during which Gabaschi and Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made a pair of brilliant saves, the game went to penalties.
Another save from Mendy gave Mane a chance at redemption. Manet buried a rocket in the net and brought Senegal the championship.