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Senegal narrowly edged Benin to reach semi finals of AFCON 2019

Senegal-Benin-AFCON 2019

Senegal edged Benin 1-0 to become the first nation to reach the semi-finals of the  2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

A  second half goal by Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye ended Benin’s tournament hopes.

Gueye started and finished a move which saw Liverpool’s Sadio Mane tee up his team-mate to score in Cairo.

The Video Assistant Referee system has been introduced from the quarter-final stage and Mane had two goals disallowed for offside after VAR checks.

Senegal will meet the winner between Madagascar vs Tunisia in the semi-finals on Sunday in Cairo.