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Afcon 2019 Live Blog: Nigeria eliminate Bafana Bafana, Senegal through to Afcon semi-finals after narrow win over Benin

Senegal recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Benin to book their place in the semi-finals and they will be joined by Nigeria who beat Bafana 2-1

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Thank You

2019-07-10T21:08:44Z

Thank for choosing Goal this evening. It was an absolute pleasure bringing you these two matches. Until we meet again on Thursday, good night. 

FULL-TIME

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It's all over from the Cairo International Stadium as Nigeria eliminate South Africa. The Super Eagles have now registered 50 wins at Afcon finals. It ends 2-1 in favour of the Super Eagles. 

GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLL!!!!

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And the Super Eagles scores through William Troost-Ekong as Williams fails to punch the ball. 

AND IT'S A GOAL!!!

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Bongani Zungu is awarded the goal as VAR rules in favour of Bafana Bafana. 1-1 the scoreline. 

GOOOOAAAAL!!! FLAG IS UP!!

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Bafana Bafana players think they have scored but the offside flag is up. VAR to decide...

MKHIZE SHOOTS!!

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A good interplay by Bafana Bafana sees them create a space for Mkhize to take a shot, but the full-back's shot goes wide. 

What do you make of Mkhize's performance tonight?

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Fans want Baxter to make changes...

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ETEBO HITS THE WOODWORK!!

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Hlatshwayo gives away a free-kick in a dangerous area and Etebo steps up and sends his effort into the top corner. However, it comes off the crossbar after a touch from Ronwen Williams. That was close. 

Into the final 45 minutes

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Bafana Bafana get the ball rolling for the second-half...  

HALF-TIME

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Nigeria leads South Africa 1-0 after the first 45 minutes, thanks to Samuel Chukwueze's goal. 

MOTHIBA HITS THE WALL!!

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Percy Tau wins a free-kick on the edge of the box for Bafana Bafana. Lebo Mothiba steps to take the free-kick but he can't get over the wall. 

FURMAN BLOCKS CHUKWUEZE!!

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A stunning piece of defensive play by Dean Furman as he does well to block Chukwueze's attempted shot from inside the box. 

Will this work for Bafana?

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CHUKWUEZE SKIES HIS EFFORT!!

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A quick counter-attack by the Super Eagles as Ahmed Musa beats Mkhize for pace on the far side before finding Chukwueze, but the Nigerian man balloons his left-footed effort. 

Did Bafana give South Africa false hope?

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GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALL!!!

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Some sloppy defending allows Samuel Chukwueze to slot the ball into the back of the net. 1-0 to Nigeria but credit to Alex Iwobi for spotting his teammate inside the Bafana box. 

Bafana being easily bullied off the ball

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Nigerian defenders are using their physique to bully Bafana attackers in the final third. It's been working for them, and it is for this reason Mothiba received a yellow card earlier. It remains goalless. 

LORCH WITH A CHANCE!!

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Hlanti with a reckless challenge on Collins

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Bafana unbeaten in the last five games against Nigeria

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South Africa have not lost to Nigeria in their last five matches. There have been four draws and a single win for Bafana Bafana. However, South Africa have not beaten the Super Eagles in Afcon finals. 

Kick-off

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We are underway at the Cairo International Stadium...

SA celebrity rallies behind Bafana Bafana

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WATCH: Goal Nigeria editor Shina Oludare sings the South African National Anthem

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Nigeria v South Africa

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Our second match of the day is between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana!

Follow the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa LIVE on Goal right now!

Three minutes of added time

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There will be three minutes of added time at the end of 90 minutes... 

Red card to Verdon!!

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The defender stops Sadio Mane from taking a shot from outside the box, and he is red-carded...

CLOSE!!

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Senegal comes close to doubling their lead as Benin scramble inside their own but eventually clear their lines. This match is exciting. 

AND THE GOAL IS DENIED!!

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VAR rules against Sadio Mane for the second time in this match. This one looked very close.

SADIO MANE SCORES!!!

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Mane beats the offside trap and faces the goalkeeper. He rounds the Benin goalkeeper before finding the back of the net. We now wait for VAR to confirm if it was offside as the referee ruled it out... 

GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!

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Senegal are in front through a Gueye goal from Sadio Mane's assist. The Senegalese midfielder made a fantastic run into the box and he fires past the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 to Teranga Lions. 

WHOOOOOOAAAA!!!

2019-07-10T17:24:36Z

Lucky escape for Senegal as the ball goes around the post from what was goalkeeper Gomis' mistake following a back pass. Gomis tried to pass the ball to one of his teammates, but he fluffed his pass and nearly scored an own goal. That was close!  

Just less than 30 minutes to go...

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Benin has nothing to lose...

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VAR intervened

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Looks like the referee had to confirm with the VAR panel if that Mane goal was indeed offside... 

 

GOOOOOAAAAALLL!!! NO GOAL!!

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Senegal finds the back of the net through Sadio Mane, but the offside flag is up against the Senegal international. The referee doesn't need VAR to confirm if it was indeed an offside. 

POTE!!!

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Benin threaten in the early stages of the second period as they storm into the Senegalese box, and Pote fires towards goal, but it is too close to the goalkeeper. 

We are back underway...

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Benin gets the ball rolling for the second-half... 

Benin hold their own against Senegal

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The final five minutes of the first-half belong Senegal

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Still no goalless...

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CLOSE!!

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Mikael Pote backheels a free-kick from inside the Senegalese box. However, his effort goes inches off target. A good improvisation by the Benin striker. 

VAR comes into effect

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Video Assistant Referee (VAR) comes into effect tonight. Let's see how the officials handle it... 

What should we expect?

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Hello Africa!

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Hi everyone, welcome to our live coverage of the Afcon 2019 quarter-final match between Benin and Senegal. I am Ernest Makhaya, and I will be your host this evening. Benin and Senegal take on each other at the 30 June Stadium. Stay tuned.