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Idrissa Guèye and Cheikhou Kouyaté winners with Senegal of Congo, on the first day of qualifying for the CAN 2021. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

Senegal beat Thies Congo-Brazzaville (2-0) on Wednesday during the first day of qualifying for the CAN 2021. But it is Guinea Bissau who leads Group I after their success in the World Cup. 'Eswatini (3-0).

On a pitch unworthy of the first African nation Fifa, Senegal has had as much trouble to play his game as to beat the Congo. The Lions have had very little opportunity to be worried by the Red Devils, but the fans, and certainly Aliou Cisse, would have appreciated to see a little more show on the lawn Lat Dior stadium of Thies. It will be necessary to iron ...

In the meantime, the Lions have held their rank of vice-champions of Africa by winning with authority in front of a team that has missed the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations.

With Kalidou Koulibaly, new captain, Sadio Mané as technical leader, and Habib Diallo, preferred to Mbaye Niang in attack, the Lions have easily dominated a team that did not have opportunities in this match. The men of Aliou Cissé have made their superiority by the Nîmes Sidy Sarr, following a corner and a missed acrobatic recovery of Koulibaly. The midfielder, in the area, managed a good sequence to beat Mafoumbi, little helped by his defense (25th). Two minutes later, Messin Habib Diallo , fit with his club (8 goals), scored his first goal in the selection by heading head of a center Sadio Mané.

Guinea Bissau cartoons Eswatini

The Lions will manage this advantage during a second period, but will see the injury of Ismaïla Sarr, hit the ankle.

In the second match of the group, Guinea Bissau managed the first cardboard of the qualifiers of the CAN 2021 by winning largely at home against the Eswatini (3-0) Wednesday. The Djurtus had to wait the last minutes of the first period to take the measure of the King's Shield (the nickname of the national team of Eswatini) by Jorginho who opened the score (40th). In the final seconds before half-time, Piqueti doubles the score and offers a comfortable advantage to his team (45th). It is Joao Mario who will end up giving this victory the appearance of demonstration by scoring the last goal (73rd). For the men of Baciro Candé, who aspire to play the CAN for the third time in a row, it's the ideal start before going to challenge the Congo next Sunday.

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