Eager to prepare as well as possible for their 2022 World Cup match against Ecuador, Senegal dictated their law to Bolivia (2-0) this Saturday in a friendly match at the Stade de la Source, in Orleans, France. Although the kick-off was postponed 15 minutes due to the large crowd for this sold-out match (around 7,000 spectators), there was no need to be late as Boulaye Dia opened the scoring less than 4 minutes from half time. volley from 20 meters deflected off the back of an opponent! This beautiful goal immediately gave the Lions confidence in a beautiful environment and in front of an audience committed to their cause.
With some novelties, such as Name, who helped out at right back, and Pathé Ciss, who impressed in midfield and brought a lot of fluidity to his first game, Aliou Cissé’s men ate up their rivals in duels and offered an attractive game with duplications. Pape Matar Sarr was able to double the bet very quickly but the former Messin, alone in the area, shot Lampe. Then the Bolivian goalkeeper scrambled to deflect Ciss’s shot with his fingertips.
Bamba Dieng played again
Like this missile from Krépin Diatta, just over the top, or this free kick from Mané boxed by the goalkeeper, the opportunities were not lacking for the reigning African champions and Mané, who had already dried up some early times by Bejarano a few minutes before, was broken by Salida Late Lampe. Penalty fee! The Bayern Munich striker did justice to himself by changing the sentence just before the break (2-0, 44me).
Logically, the Senegalese relaxed a bit on the way back from the locker room but still without worrying much about a rival weaned from the ball. The rhythm was declining until the changes of Cissé who offered his first capes to Formose Mendy and the Monegasque Jakobs. Deprived of playing time at OM, Bamba Dieng, thrown by Mané, could have brought the point home, but a Bolivian intervened twice in the mess to pull the rug out from under him. Not enough to spoil Senegal’s successful dress rehearsal, before rubbing shoulders with tougher rival Iran in Austria on Tuesday.
Boulaye Dia’s beautiful goal on video
SEN 🇸🇳 Vs BOL 🇧🇴 Boulaye Day 4′ pic.twitter.com/CQ3VeV4E7M
—Momar Assane (@Noo_IDcard) September 24, 2022
Formations of Senegal-Bolivia
1 Lamp-A. Tucuman 🇦🇷
5 Jusino – The Strongest
2 Quinteros-Zaragoza 🇪🇦
10 Cow-Beerschot 🇧🇪
16 Cuellar-Lugo 🇪🇦
9 Martins-C. Porteno 🇵🇾
DT Costas 🇦🇷
– Pure Football (@PuroFtbol13) September 24, 2022