Sports Information of Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Mali hammered Mauritania 4-1 in their maiden 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group E match at the Suez Stadium in Egypt on Monday evening.
The Lions of Chinguetti, who had been generating their debut in the Afcon finals, have been ready to include the Eagles in the opening levels of the experience.
Mali were pressured to try out their luck from variety as the Mauritania defence seemed reliable and impenetrable.
Even so, the Eagles upped the tempo just after the fifty percent-hour mark and they managed to break the deadlock by means of Abdoulaye Diaby.
The Sporting Lisbon forward scored with a remaining-footed shot from outside the box to make it 1- to Mali in the 37th moment.
The momentum was with the Eagles and they were being awarded a penalty following Lassana Coulibaly drew a foul in the box on the stroke of 50 percent-time.
Moussa Marega then stepped up and beat Souleymane from the spot-kick to make it 2- to Mali heading into the half-time break.
The Eagles continued their dominance immediately after the restart and in the 55th moment, they prolonged their lead through Adama Traore II.
The 23-year-aged midfielder netted with a still left-footed shot from the centre of the box to make it 3- to Mali with Diadie Samassekou grabbing an help.
The Lions of Chinguetti then fought back and they were being awarded a penalty which was conceded by Mamadou Fofana in the 71st moment.
Moctar Sidi El Hacen then manufactured no blunder from the spot-kick as he defeat Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra from the location-kick to make it 3-1 for Mauritania.
Nevertheless, Mali responded with a goal when next-half substitute Adama Traore I scored with a well-taken shot to make it 4-1 with 17 minutes remaining on the clock.
Mauritania pushed for another objective in the latter phases of the experience, but Mali held on to their 3-aim direct and they emerged 4-1 winners on the night time.