Dramatic scenes after Ghana qualified ahead of Nigeria: Mane gets better of Salah again.

Ghana qualifies ahead of Nigeria with away goal advantage.

After Ghana secured a World Cup spot at the cost of the Super Eagles, enraged Nigeria fans invaded the pitch at the National Stadium in Lagos.

Ghana’s Thomas Partey scored in the 10th minute, before the hosts’ William Troost-Ekong equalized from the penalty spot midway through the first half.

Nigeria, on the other hand, were unable to get a crucial second goal, with Otto Addo’s Ghana team holding on for a 1-1 draw to advance to Qatar 2022 on away goals following a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

The result triggered raucous scenes inside the stadium, with social media videos showing fans moving from their seats and breaking equipment at the pitch’s side.

Other dramatic qualifications;

Mohamed Salah and Egypt were left heartbroken after losing another thrilling penalty shoot-out against Senegal.

Senegan came back from a 1-0 first-leg deficit to defeat Egypt by the same margin at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium, before Salah shot Egypt’s first penalty of the shoot-out over the bar with dozens of laser pens appearing aimed at his face.

Mostafa Mohamed missed the visitors’ fourth kick, leaving Sadio Mane, Salah’s Liverpool teammate, to hammer his penalty past Mohamed El Shenawy and ensure Senegal’s progress, in a repetition of the African Cup of Nations final triumph in February.

“We try our best but today was not enough,” he wrote. “To all my players and my staff, [I give] my recognition and humble thank you.

“You will be always in my heart. It was my privilege to work and be helped by such dedicated and capable professionals and wonderful friends.”

Karl Toko Ekambi scored late in extra time to give Cameroon a 2-1 triumph over Algeria in Bilda, sending the Indomitable Lions to Qatar on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate draw.

Algeria believed they had clinched a place in the World Cup when Ahmed Touba equalized Eric Maxim Choupo-opener Moting’s with two minutes remaining in extra time, but Ekambi completed the most dramatic of triumphs with just enough time remaining.

Morocco also qualified for Friday’s World Cup draw with a 4-1 victory against the Democratic Republic of Congo. Azzedine Ounahi’s brace, along with goals from Tarik Tissoudali and Achraf Hakimi, helped Algeria to a 5-2 aggregate victory over DR Congo, who scored a late consolation through Ben Malango.

Meanwhile, Tunisia’s 0-0 draw against Mali was enough to secure the latter’s participation in Qatar after they won the first leg 1-0.

Source: livescore news

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