Mohamed Salah Misses Penalty After Having Lasers Shone In Eyes, Egypt Are NOT Going To The World Cup
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Senegal have defeated Egypt in their World Cup play-off final - with Egypt's players having lasers shone in their face during the penalty shootout. Check out footage from earlier in the game below.
In a repeat of February's Africa Cup of Nations final, it took penalties to separate the two sides.
Egypt won the first leg 1-0 but Senegal went ahead inside three minutes this evening through a Hamdi Fathi own goal.
Few chances fell to either side during a cagey affair in Diamniadio and it called for a shootout to settle who was going to Qatar.
I mean, just look at this. Salah sails his penalty over… and surely anybody would, given the lasers.— Henry Bushnell (@HenryBushnell) March 29, 2022
Mane scores, Senegal wins the shootout, Egypt out of the World Cup pic.twitter.com/tgHmCmW8uu
Both sides missed their first four penalties, with Kalidou Koulibaly taking Senegal's first and Mohamed Salah taking Egypt's.
Saliou Ciss then fluffed his lines as did Ahmed Sayed before Ismaila Sarr dispatched with confidence.
Amr El Solia knew it was basically sudden death at this point and made no mistake.
Bamba Dieng converted for Aliou Cisse's side before Mostafa Mohamed missed his vital kick.
Sadio Mane broke the heart of Liverpool teammate Salah by putting it away to send Senegal to the World Cup.
Fans have reacted to the scenes and they can't believe the players had to put up with it.
One commented: "How can that result be allowed to stand?"
Another said: "The lasers from Senegalese fans on Mohamed Salah were a disgrace by the way."
A third put: "Just ridiculous. That Salah penalty. Come for the Laser Show stick around for the Football game with the World Cup on the line. Insanely unfair."
While someone stated: "Salah rarely send his penalties wide, this is madness."
It caps a remarkable few months for Senegal, who defeated Egypt to win their first ever Africa Cup of Nations in February.
They'll be hoping to have a stronger campaign than the last World Cup.
Senegal became the first team in history to be eliminated from the competition based on the fair play rule in 2018.