World Cup 2022 highlights: Senegal defeats Ecuador to advance

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Tuesday with Group A taking center stage early. Senegal (2-0-1) defeated Ecuador (1-1-1) 2-1 in a dramatic match to advance to the knockout stage at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Ecuador has been eliminated from the World Cup.

Needing a win, Senegal took the lead in the first half on a penalty kick. Ecuador evened up the game in the 67th minute, which would’ve knocked out Senegal and sent Ecuador to the knockout stage. However, Senegal scored three minutes later to secure a bid in the Round of 16. 

Ecuador vs. Senegal Highlights

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Here are the top plays!

Senegal 2, Ecuador 1

3′: Senegal nearly gets off to a great start

Pape Gueye found Idrissa Gueye on a cross in the middle of the box, but Gueye’s shot missed right. 

4′: Senegal’s energy is already high

In essentially a must-win match, Senegal’s fans are loud and proud in hopes of lifting the team to victory.

8′: Senegal keeps getting chances

Boulaye Dia got an opportunity on a through pass while running into the box. However, his shot went wide left and Senegal was left looking to get on the board. 

30′: Senegal fans continue to bring the energy

Senegal’s fans knew its do-or-die as they continued to chant and dance all game. 

42′: Senegal awarded a penalty kick

Ismaïla Sarr got fouled by an Ecuadorian player while chasing a ball in the opposing box, drawing a penalty kick to give Senegal its best scoring chance of the match.

44′: Senegal scores!

Sarr capitalized on the penalty kick to give Senegal a 1-0 lead. If the result holds, Senegal would advance to the knockout stage and Ecuador would go home. With the Netherlands leading Qatar at halftime, Ecuador would need at least a draw to move on. 

Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr scores goal vs. Ecuador in 44′

67′: Ecuador scores to even the match, but significantly helps advancement chances

Moisés Caicedo got his right foot on the ball for a strike off a corner kick, evening the match. All Ecuador needs is a tie in order to advance to the knockout stage.

Ecuador’s Moises Caicedo scores goal vs. Senegal in 67′

70′: Senegal answers right back!

Senegal was briefly on the brink of elimination following Ecuador’s goal. Just three minutes after Ecuador evened the match, Kalidou Koulibaly scored on a set piece for Senegal, getting the rebound off a free kick to put Senegal up 2-1. 

With the Netherlands ahead on Qatar, Senegal needed to win in order to advance to the knockout stage, and they were able to pull out the 2-1 victory.

Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly scores goal vs. Ecuador in 70′

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