Imperial in the group stage, Senegal continues the defense of its title against the Ivory Coast, qualified without glory and without benchmarks. Follow the match live from 9 p.m. on the website linternaute.com.
An almost divine or at least totally unexpected chance is offered à the Ivorian selection. Last week, on the evening of the humiliation inflicted by Equatorial Guinea (0-4), no one imagined he would still be invited. ;eacute;e à "its" party, à less than a miracle. This materialized. when Morocco enforced the hierarchy by dominating Zambia (1-0), thus giving the Elephants the right to compete in the round of 16. A match of no return against Senegal, reigning champion.
Fé in the deep end
Nothing to be afraid of when you've passed by. so close to the exit, which would have constituted a huge snub à home, à provided you put the right ingredients in it. A job that has been accomplished by Emerse Faé the last days. After the withdrawal of Jean-Louis Gasset, who left the ship in the sinking, he took charge of a battered group and brought urgency and pride to the group. the engines to restart it. Without revolutionizing anything, the former Nantes player asked &agrav; his men to show personality and character. ", he invoked; at a press conference. I want players who wet their jerseys. Players who take this second chance as a last chance and we redeem ourselves. I want to see a Côte d'Ivoire team that represents the country, players who are at their best. the height of the Ivorian people"
Despite; everything, you should not expect anything of revolution in what Côte d'Ivoire will offer. Faé repeated his confidence in a group that he knows is capable of doing much better.
'We didn't have a good first round, but on paper we have nothing to improve on. envy in Senegal. We have quality players; (…) I think that the psychological ascendancy will be 50-50. Both teams are confident in their strengths. Now there is a team that has come a long way, us, and a team that has returned very well to its competition. But the meters will be reset again zero, a new competition begins, this time at édirect elimination", noted the new Ivorian coach, estimating, é rightly so, that "the pressure will be on both camps". Senegal ready to join all
The transition to the cleaver match, in fact, completely changes the situation with this idea that what has been played out is the only thing that has happened. done before no longer really matters.
"It's a new competition that is starting. You have to win to continue wherever you want to go. lose and return. The match can end after 90 minutes, overtime or penalties", Aliou Ciss& ;eacute; before resuming. "We are ready ê all these situations. We will do our best to get through this stage."
A maximum which seems greater than what their opponent of the day can produce. Winner in 2022, Senegal is riding on this result and even maintains a much older dynamic. The Lions of Teranga are thus the only ones in the competition with have alignedé three wins in the group stage, conceding just one goal. A solidity, built around Mendy and other Koulibaly, which more and more resembles a trademark since the Senegalese selection was able to protect its cage 11 times during its last 18 outings ; the CAN and no longer cashed in two goals in the same match in the event for more than 7 years.
A defensive force & to which is added an attack as formidable as ever with the inevitable Sadio Man, guide and capable of unblocking any situation, but also the disconcerting Ismaïla Sarr whose percussion creates breaches. "N
we fear no one. We are our own enemies" , indicatedé Aliou Cissé in caseù an observer could doubt it. The champion has no intention of giving up his crown right away, even less against the odds. the Ivorian host, a wounded beast that he sees fit to finish.
The round of 16 of the CAN, between Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire will take place in Paris. from 9 p.m. (8 p.m. local time), on the west side from the Charles-Konan-Banny stadium, à Yamoussoukro.
The eighth final of the CAN, between Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire will be broadcast live and exclusively& ;eacute; on beIN Sport 1.
The meeting between Senén&egal and'Aliou Cissé and Côte d'Ivoire d'Emerse Faé will be available in streaming on the MyCanal platform.
Betclic: Sénégal : 2.26 /Draw: 2.98 /Côte d ;#39;Ivory: 3.12
Parions Sport: Senegal: 2.25/Draw: 2.95/Cote Ivory: 3.25
Winamax: Sénégal : 2.45 /Nul : 3.05 /Côte d ;#39;Ivory: 3.15
Senegal: Mendy – Diatta, Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Jakobs – Pape Sarr, Pape Gueye, Camara – Ismaïla Sarr, Habib Diallo, Mané.
Côte d'Ivoire : Yahia Fofana – Singo, Diomandé, Ndicka, Konan – Seko Fofana, Sangaré, Kessié – Diakité, Krasso, Kouamé.