Senegal beat Tunisia 2-0 in the African Nations Cup

Liverpool's Mane scored one of his country's goals

BY 21:38 Sunday 15 January 2017, 21:38 15 Jan 2017

Two first-half goals were enough to give Senegal all three points in their group match against Tunisia.

Liverpool's Saidio Mane scored from the spot after 10 minutes when Abdennour fouled Kouyaté in the box. Mane slotted the ball to the left sending the keeper the wrong way.

Tunisia had begun the match the better of the two teams and Senegal scored against the run of play.

They doubled their lead when Kara Mbodji powered a header into the net in the 30th minute. 

After taking a two goal lead, Senegal slowed the tempo down and were happy to sit on their advantage. 

Tunisia controlled most of the play in the second half but were unable to breach the Senegalese defence. 

Senegal now top group B on three points ahead of Algeria and Zimbabwe who drew 2-2 earlier.



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