Cheikhou Kouyaté’s instant impact helps Senegal see off Equatorial Guinea | Africa Cup of Nations 2022

Senegal noticed off the menace of giant-killers Equatorial Guinea of their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final on Sunday and can now face Burkina Faso.

Famara Diedhiou opened the scoring for Senegal, who then conceded a shock equaliser to Jannick Buyla, just for substitutes Cheikhou Kouyaté and Ismaila Sarr to come back on and restore Senegal’s lead and put the outcome past doubt.

Equatorial Guinea triggered one of the match’s largest upsets after they beat the holders, Algeria, 1-0 within the group stage.

Senegal, one of the pre-tournament favourites, now have a semi-final with their fellow west Africans, Burkina Faso, on Wednesday.


Ismaïla Sarr seals Senegal’s 3-1 victory over Equatorial Guinea. {Photograph}: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Photos

Earlier on Sunday within the first of two matches on the Ahmadou Ahidjou Stadium, Egypt edged Morocco 2-1 after further time and can play host nation Cameroon within the different semi-final on Thursday.

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