Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool to go against each other as Senegal and Egypt clash again

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Tonight, March 25, 2022, Liverpool duo, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will clash for the second time in less than two months. Recall that the two strike partners clashed for the first time this year on February 6, 2022, when Egypt met Senegal in the final of the Africa Cup of the Nations.

Recall that Senegal and Egypt played 90 minutes of football during the AFCON final without scoring each other. The match dragged on until it was decided via penalty shootout.

Unfortunately for Mohamed Salah who is looking forward to his first AFCON title, his country lost to Senegal 4-2 on penalties.

In over a month after, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah would have to face themselves to stand a chance of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This means that one of the two Liverpool stars will not play in the forthcoming tournament.

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The first leg of the two-legged FIFA World Cup qualification playoffs will take place at the Cairo International Stadium tonight. The play-off will kick off at 20:30.

Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.
Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.

This tie is seen as an opportunity for Egypt to revenge for the defeat they suffered at the hands of Senegal in the AFCON final. Salah and his teammates will do everything possible to prevent being hurt twice by Senegal, the current best-rated team in Africa.

On the other hand, Senegal will use the play-off to prove that their victory over Egypt in the final of AFCON was not by chance. But it will be almost impossible for the African champions to get a win in Cairo tonight.

After the first leg of the playoff, Egypt are expected to travel to Senegal for the second leg of the tie. The second leg is expected to take place at Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Diamniadio, Senegal on March 29, 2022. The kick-off time is 18:00.

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Egypt vs Senegal head to head

Sadio Mane consoling Mohamed Salah after Senegal beat Egypt to win the 2021 AFCON.
Sadio Mane consoling Mohamed Salah after Senegal beat Egypt to win the 2021 AFCON.

The latest meeting between Egypt and Senegal was in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final which took place in Cameroon on February 6, 2022. Recall that Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 via penalty.

From 2000 to date, Egypt and Senegal have faced each other nine times in all competitions. In the nine meetings, Senegal won four times, Egypt won four times and they shared points once.

How to watch Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the Egypt vs Senegal play-off

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.

So far in the 2021-2022 season, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have proven to be one of the best duo in European club football.

This season alone, Mane has scored 14 goals and provided 2 assists in 36 games in all competitions for Liverpool.

On the other hand, Salah has scored 28 goals and provided 10 assists in 36 games in all competitions for the Premier League side.

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They are both expected to reciprocate the form when they play for their countries tonight.

You can watch Mane and Salah clash tonight through online streaming platforms. Notable among them are Mola TV (especially for viewers in the United Kingdom) and ESPN+ (especially for viewers in the United States).

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