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| Senegal Hold On With Ten Men
Thursday June 6th, 2002
Daegu -- (1-1)
The game starts with a lively drum-beat rolling around the
In the tenth minute a battle broke out, with Stig Töfting
and a number of Senegal players almost coming to blows. Khalilou Fadiga was lucky to only
get a yellow card; after kicking out, while on the floor, à la David Beckham.
The Guatemalan referee has had his work cut out in the
first fifteen minutes, trying to keep the game under control and awards Denmark a penalty
as Salif Alassane Diao challenges Jon Dahl Tomasson; with a flying knee in the back.
Two Senegal players were now lucky to still be in the game.
-- GOAL -- 1-0
Jon Dahl Tomasson scored from the spot to put Denmark in the lead,
notching up his third goal of
the tournament in the process -- 16 mins.
Two minutes later, from a Khalilou Fadiga corner, Senegal
almost scrambled in the equaliser.
The winner of this game could be guaranteed a place in the Second Round, if France vs
Uruguay is a draw, so Senegal tried to clean up their act; knowing that they needed
all their players on the pitch, if they were to try and salvage at least a point.
Fadiga had a great chance to bring Senegal level shortly
before half-time, showing skill and composure to beat his defender in the Danish area.....
only to fail with his shooting. A minute later, Sunderland's Thomas Sorensen saved low on
his second attempt.
Half-time: Denmark 1 -- Senegal 0
Senegal needed to attack a little more in the second-half and
brought on two new strikers to try and do just that: Souleymane Camara and Henri Camara
for Pape Sarr and Moussa N'Diaye.
Denmark replied with Martin Jorgensen on for Jesper
-- GOAL -- 1-1
Khalilou Fadiga ran at Denmark from the halfway line to slip the ball into the area for Salif
Alassane Diao to level the score -- 52 mins.
Senegal continued to attack. with Thomas Sorensen having to
make a number of saves to keep the threat out.
Senegal continued to look the most dangerous and El Hadji
Diouf, unmarked in the middle of the Danish area really should have scored after
Souleymane Camara squared the ball from the left -- between Denmark's Rene Henriksen and
For Denmark, Ebbe Sand has hardly looked in the game, then
missed his chance to make the headlines in the 78th minute.
Tragedy for Senegal, ten minutes from time, when goalscorer Salif Alassane Diao planted
his studs on the shin of Rene Henriksen.
This was followed by a couple of yellow cards for Denmark,
as both teams started to get frustrated.
Senegal held on, with ten men for the last ten
minutes, to share the points with Denmark.
Denmark 1 -- Senegal 1
-- Add Your Comments
Player of the Match:
Khalilou Fadiga -- Lucky not to be sent off in the tenth minute, Fadiga cooled down to
bring Senegal back into the game.
Salif Alassane Diao (80 mins)
Ebbe Sand (8 mins)
Khalilou Fadiga (10 mins)
Jon Dahl Tomasson (20 mins)
Salif Alassane Diao (63 mins)
Thomas Helveg (82 mins)
El Hadji Diouf (83 mins)
Christian Poulsen (84 mins)
1 Thomas Sorensen; 5 Jan Heintze, 6 Thomas Helveg, 3 Rene Henriksen,
4 Martin Laursen; 7 Thomas Gravesen (17 Christian Poulsen -- 62 mins),
2 Stig Töfting; 8 Jesper Gronkjaer (10 Martin Jorgensen -- 50 mins),
19 Dennis Rommedahl (18 Peter Lovenkrands -- 89 mins), 11 Ebbe Sand, 9 Jon
1 Tony Sylva; 17 Ferdinand Coly, 2 Omar Daf, 13 Lamine Diatta,
4 Papa Malick Diop; 15 Salif Alassane Diao, 19 Papa Bouba Diop (21 Habib
Beye -- 83 mins), 10 Khalilou Fadiga, 14 Moussa N'Diaye (7 Henri Camara -- 46
mins), 3 Pape Sarr (9 Souleymane Camara -- 46 mins); 11 El Hadji Diouf.
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
The last 16 continue on the road to
Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and
four games in Japan.