DOHA: The African champions, Senegal revived their chances of advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup when they managed to defeat the host Qatar 3-1 just now.
In the action at the Al Thumama Stadium, Senegal took the lead in the 41st minute through a goal by Baulaye Dia who wisely took advantage of the opportunity in front of the goal.
In the first half, Senegal led 1-0 and continued the second half, Aliou Cisse’s men did not wait long when they scored the second goal in the 48th minute through Famara Diedhiou.
Qatar managed to close the gap in the 78th minute through Mohammed Muntari, but Bamba Dieng ended the home team’s comeback with the third goal in the 84th minute.
Qatar’s second defeat saw them now on the brink of elimination and facing a tough task in the final match against the Netherlands.
Senegal, on the other hand, will now book a meeting with Ecuador which is also predicted to be intense and will determine which team will go to the knockout round.- MESSENGER ONLINE
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