FIFA U-17 World Cup: Senegal Breaks Dutch Hearts

Senegal continued their fine run of form at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019™ by qualifying for the Round of 16 via a 3-1 win over European holders the Netherlands at Estadio Kleber Andrade on Wednesday. Forward Pape Sarr registered his second and third goals of the tournament in the second half to help complete the Senegal comeback after Naouful Bannis gave the Oranje an early lead. Bannis' 10th-minute goal gave the Netherlands early confidence.
The Young Lions of Teranga haven't looked like a team on their maiden voyage at the U-17 global finals. Between their two opening matches they've outscored the Netherlands and USA 6-0 in the second half. Sarr struck the equaliser only 21 seconds into the second half, and his penalty goal in the 87th minute ended up the match-winner. Substitute Aliou Balde tacked on a third five minutes into stoppage time.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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