Senegal Beat Qatar by 3 - 1 Goals

The Match’s highlight: As of Friday, The African side is looking in much better shape than their hosts Qatar heading into this vital match. Qatar is out to keep its World Cup dreams alive against Senegal, who also want to ensure their own dream lasts forever against the Netherlands. (Fri, Nov 25, 2022, 19:00) Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Ref: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz.

Both teams suffered defeats in their opening games of the competition. Qatar went down to Ecuador 2-0 before Senegal fell 3-2 to the Netherlands. This will be the first meeting between Qatar and Senegal in a FIFA World Cup match, but it’s also the first time Senegal has ever faced their country of choice on this particular stage.

Senegal has played no previous FIFA World Cup opposition, with the only prior encounter coming in the last tournament, where they twice let a lead slip in a 2-2 draw with Japan. Qatar failed to register a shot on target against Ecuador. Since 1966, only one team has managed to fail to hit the back of the net in consecutive world cup games: Here are the Highlights Of the Qatar Vs. Senegal World Cup 2022 Match.

10’ Big Chance

Sabaly made a good run down the right-hand side but pulled it back to Dia in the middle of the pitch. He spun away from Khoukhi and rolled it out to Nampalys Mendy. He hit the first shot successfully but just fired it wide of the far post.

16’ Save

The Senegalese were on a roll and the team got close to an equalizer in the second half. With a few minutes left, they tried to transition quickly, but couldn’t break past the defense on a golden opportunity.

24’ Good Build-Up

Senegal started the 1st half well and Dia found himself running onto a cross near the corner flag. He kept the shot low, striking it toward the bottom left of the goal. It flicked past Senegal’s goalie and nestled on the outside of the post.

28’ Huge Chance

Sabaly places the pressure on Barsham, who fumbles the ball and shoots it past the post, but the flag goes up against him.

34’ Qatar Attack

Qatar found the winning opportunity in the 84th minute when Afif was taken down in an offside position, but the referee refused to award a penalty.

41’ Goal

With a brilliant run from Diatta, Senegal scored their opening goal of the game in the 41st minute.

45’+ Injury

Miguel crashed into Mohammad, who was jumping to bring the ball down. Because his injury was less severe, he’s having no problems continuing on after quick treatment.

48’ GOAL

Senegal scores.  Diedhiou’s corner is a good delivery from Jacobsen to the edge of the six-yard box, and he levels himself at the near post before guiding a header over Barsham and into the far top corner. 2-0 Senegal. Brilliant header.

56’ Chance Miss

Koulibaly clears away and the ball bounces to Diallo, who taps it into the open area that has been vacated by Ali. Hassan is waiting for it on the left of the box, but he’s flagged down by Koulibaly again.

62’ Big Chance

With consummate ease, Hassan swivels his body around the ball and places it in the back of the opposing goalkeeper’s net. As Edouard Mendy scrambles to keep it out, the opportunity is gone.

67’ Big Chance

The ball was saved and Madibo then let it just slide off his knee. Mohammad was leaping to head it, but the ball went off his knee and bounced out of bounds for a goal kick. When Mendy jumped to tip it back for an off-side, he reacted on instinct.

73’ Huge Miss

Khoukhi breaks away to try and bring the ball back into his own half. It bounces in front of Afif, who lets it go out for a corner. Diallo also gets to the ball before it goes up, but it’s too late. He fired an off-target cross.

76’ Qatar Attacking

Senegal is dropping deep into their shape, leaving open space for Qatar to work it upfield patiently. But when Sabaly blocks Madiba on the opposite flank, Qatar switches it to Junior on the other side.

78’ GOAL

MUNTARI SCORES. Qatar has its first-ever goal at the World Cup. It’s a wonderful switch out to Mohammad on the right and he has time to set himself before curling a cross into the middle. Muntari wants it more and he gets above Koulibaly to thump a header past Mendy into the far post. 2-1.

84’ GOAL

Goal Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké Dieng. It was cool and calmly taken by Ahmadou. Very good finish from him.

89’ Shot

WIDE Hatem just sends a free-kick into Hassan’s path, and he tries his luck from range again. He strikes his effort toward the near post, but Mendy is static on his line, so luckily for the keeper, it flies just wide of the goal.

FULL TIME: Qatar 1-3 Senegal

Key Moments: 

41st Minutes of 1st Half: Dia Scored from the Outside of the Box. Senegal 1-0 Qatar

48 Minutes Of 2nd Half: Diedhiou scored the 2nd goal of the match. Senegal Leading With 2 Goals.

78 Minutes Of 2nd Half: Muntari Scores for Qatar. First World Cup Goal for Qatar.

84 Minutes Of 2nd Half: Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Scored the third goal for Senegal.

  Qatar Senegal
Winner/Loser Lost Win
Goal 1 3
Assists Mohammad Mohammad Iliman Cheikh Baroy Ndiaye, Ismail Jacobs
Ball Possession 46% 54%
Big Chances 1 2
Passes 406 503
Accurate Passes 329(86%) 433(81%)
Total Shots (On Target) 3 5
Fouls 7 12
Yellow Card 3 3
Red Card 0 0
Offside 6 3
Corner 6 7
Keeper Saves 2 2
Player Of The Match  

Boulaye Dia

Point table of Group (A) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
Netherlands 1   +2 3
Ecuador 1 +2 3
Senegal 2 0 3
Qatar 2 -4 0

Senegal appears to be the better team in their first two matches, and after the Netherlands was held to a 2-0 first-leg loss, it will be interesting to see who has more luck on Friday. At half-time, Senegal only leads Qatar 1-0. 

Since the first whistle, Senegal’s been on top but couldn’t find a way through until the 41st minute on this occasion. As Khoukhi lost his footing trying to clear the ball, Dia made him pay for it by coolly rolling the ball past Barsham. Gueye came close and Diatta saw a shot pushed away as well since Qatar hasn’t tested Edouard Mendy at the other end yet.

The Senegal national team broke into the world’s spotlight with a 3-1 victory over Qatar in their first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Dia opened the scoring in just the second minute when he capitalized on Khoukhi’s slip. Just three minutes later, Diedhiou doubled their lead with another header from a corner. Qatar did come on strong late, but Dieng wrapped it up late on when he scored an absolutely gorgeous goal.


Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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