Senegal hosted Algeria on Tuesday evening in Dakar in a friendly match, counting towards the international break in September. And on arrival, the Lions of Téranga lost with a score of 1-0.
Black beast of the Senegalese for the last five years, the Lions of Téranga will not tame the Fennecs on Tuesday evening in Dakar either. Opposed to Algeria in a friendly match counting for the international break in September, the reigning African champions lost with a score of 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored by former Toulouse player Farès Chaïbi after the hour mark (64th).
Farès Chaïbi punishes Senegal
And yet the locals could easily have won this game. In his lair, at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Diamniadio, coach Aliou Cissé brought out the heavy artillery with the tenure of the offensive trident Iliman Ndiaye, Nicolas Jackson, and Sadio Mané. A fiery attack (at least on paper) which quickly launched hostilities after kick-off.
Stirring, Sadio Mané forced Anthony Mandrea to concede the first corner of the game (2nd). Five minutes later, the Al Nassr striker did it again after a pivot from Iliman Ndiaye, without further success (7e). The double opportunity from Abdou Diallo and Nicolas Jackson at the half-hour mark will also follow the same trajectory.
At the same time, Algeria, far from being wait-and-see, distinguished itself with some offensive actions, without success either. This was particularly the fault of the attackers who were poor at finishing. In this game of “I love you neither”, it is ultimately the visitors who will have the last word. .
Receiving a precise free kick from Riyad Mahrez, the young Farès Chaïbi rose between Abdou Diallo and Iliman Ndiaye and beat Edouard Mendy with his head, not exempt from any reproach (0-1, 64e). An achievement which sealed the electronic scoreboard which would remain unchanged until the final whistle, to the great dismay of the Senegalese supporters.