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Chelsea Star Sends Scores as Senegal Becomes the First African Team to Qualify for the Round of 16

Senegal have defeated Ecuador 2-1 to become the first African team to qualify for the round of 16 in this years World cup edition.

Chelsea Kalidou Koulibally scored the winning goal.

This is the second time Senegal have qualified for the World Cup knockout stage in their history:

◉ 2002 - Aliou Cisse captain

◉ 2022 - Aliou Cisse manager

The pride of the Lions of Teranga.

Kalidou Koulibaly made more clearances than any other player in Group A at the 2022 World Cup.

The Wall of Senegal sent his country into the knockout stages with his first-ever international goal.

68' Ecuador 1-1 Senegal

70' Ecuador 1-2 Senegal

CAPTAIN KOULIBALY PUTS SENEGAL STRAIGHT BACK IN FRONT

2002: Captained Senegal to their first AFCON final

2002: Captained Senegal to their first World Cup quarter-final

2019: Coached Senegal to their second AFCON final

2022: Coached Senegal to their first AFCON title

2022: Coached Senegal to their second World Cup knockout stage

- Cody Gakpo is only the second player to open the scoring three times in the same group stage (1st and 2nd included) of a World Cup, after Alessandro Altobelli for Italy in the 1st group stage in 1986. Diamond

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