Senegal vs Cameroon final score, highlights as Mane leads holders into Round of 16 in 3-1 win

Senegal have booked their spot in the AFCON 2024 Round of 16 via a superb 3-1 win over Cameroon in Yamoussoukro.

The defending champions followed up their opening victory over Gambia with a strong showing over their Group C rivals as goals either side of the break from  Ismaïla Sarr and Habib Diallo set them on course for the knockouts.

However, a poor Cameroon side rallied as Jean-Charles Castelletto’s header put pressure on Aliou Cisse’s team in the final minutes, before star man Sadio Mane had the final say.

The Al Nassr forward kept his cool to fire home his 40th international goal in added time with Cameroon’s own knockout stage hopes fading fast.

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Senegal vs Cameroon final score

  Final Result Goal scorers
Senegal 3 Sarr, H, Diallo, Mane
Cameroon 1 Castelletto


Senegal (4-3-3): E. Mendy (GK) — Diatta, Koulibaly, A. Diallo, Jakobs — Camara (Ciss, 90), P. Sarr (I.Gueye, 75), P. Gueye — I. Sarr (Ndiaye, 81), H. Diallo (Jackson, 81), Mane.

Cameroon (4-3-3): Onana —  Tchato (Tchamadeu, 90), Castelletto, Wooh, Tolo — Neyou (Ntcham. 78), Kemen, Zambo-Anguissa — Ngamaleu (Moumbagna, 75), Magri, Nkoudou

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Senegal vs Cameroon highlights and commentary


Defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal seal their spot in the Round of 16 in style against Group C rivals Cameroon!

Goals from Sarr and Diallo put Cisse’s side on track for the knockouts and Mane’s late intervention calmed the nerves as Cameroon face a battle to join them in the next phase.


Senegal’s main man clinches their place in the Round of 16 as Pape Gueye bursts clear down the right and Mane buries a third!

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90+4 mins: Ntcham curls a hopeful cross into the box but Senegal clear.

90 mins: Seven minutes added on….

83 mins: HOLD ON…….CAMEROON MAKE IT 2-1!!

From nowhere, Cameroon have a away back into the contest!

A short corner is lofted into the box by Olivier Ntcham and Jean-Charles Castelletto heads home. GAME ON!

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81 mins: Some more big name introductions, as Senegal look to cruise into the knockouts, as Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson and Marseille’s Iliman Ndiaye come on.

75 mins: Changes for both sides after the cooling break as Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye replaces Spurs’ Sarr in Senegal’s midfield.

70 mins: SENGEAL 2-0!!

After a succession of Cameroon corners, Senegal make it 2-0, and likely wrap up their place in the Round of 16!

Some hesitant defending from Cameroon, and scorer of the first goal Sarr fizzes a cross along the six yard line for Habib Diallo to stab home!

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61 mins: Cameroon are starting to build some momentum but still nothing to trouble Mendy in the Senegal goal.

55 mins: Sharp stuff from Onana to deny Sarr from making it 2-0.



Sarr’s goal is the difference as the break as Senegal look to close in on a place in the Round of 16 with a victory tonight.

Onana’s mistake will be the major talking point at half time and Cameroon have work to do to avoid remaining winless so far at AFCON 2024.

45 mins: Four minutes added on. Olivier Kemen picks up the game’s first yellow card.

41 mins: Soooo close to 2-0!

Mane times his run into the box perfectly, and pulls back to fire home, but Enzo Tchato dives in to make superb recovery tackle! 

36 mins: More commanding from Onana this time, as he confidently claims a free kick and sets Cameroon away downfield, but Senegal immediately win back possession.

30 mins: Almost another error from Onana, as he collides with one of his defenders inside the Cameroon box, but Krepin Diatta’s cross is cleared away.

And the referee calls for a water break.

24 mins: Cameroon have responded positively to falling behind, but they are yet to test Edouard Mendy.


Another corner for Senegal and the defending champions find the breakthrough!

Andre Onana fails to clear the corner with an unconvincing punch and Ismaïla Sarr pounces on the loose ball to lash home for 1-0!

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13 mins: Plenty of attacking action, with six corners inside the opening 10 minutes, but no real chances yet!

5 mins: Senegal starting to impose themselves on the game in the opening stages with a corner apiece so far. Abdou Diallo gets away from his marker from Sadio Mane’s cross, but his header flashes wide.


15 mins to KO: Tonight will be a major test of Senegal’s ability to make history in 2023 as they aim to retain their AFCON title!

35 mins to KO: In today’s early kickoff, Cape Verde booked a spot in the Round of 16 from Group B, as Rayo Vallecano star Bebe netted a WONDER GOAL in a 3-0 win over Mozambique!

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1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN!

Just one change from Senegal’s 3-0 victory over Gambia as Abdou Diallo moves into defence and Tottenham’s Pape Matar Sarr comes in for Moussa Niakhate.

Five changes for Cameroon following their 1-1 opening draw with Guinea as Manchester United star Andre Onana takes his place in goal for the Indomitable Lions.

1 hour and 20 mins to KO: Sadio Mane scooped the Player of the Tournament award in 2019. If he wins in it 2023, the former Liverpool star will become only second player in history to win it twice.

Egypt icon Ahmed Hassan won it in 2006 and 2010.

1 hour and 40 mins to KO: Senegal have plenty of goals in their squad, but the defending champions have also been rock solid at the back at AFCON!

2 hours to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of this Senegal versus Cameroon group clash. Lamine Camara was the hero for Senegal against Gambia last time out, as the Metz star netted this special goal!

Senegal vs Cameroon lineups

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse makes just one change with Pape Matar Sarr coming in to start.

Senegal lineup (4-3-3, right to left): E. Mendy (GK) — Diatta, Koulibaly, A. Diallo, Jakobs — Camara, P. Sarr, P. Gueye — I. Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane.

Senegal subs (12): Gomis, F. Mendy, Seck, I. Gueye, N. Mendy, Jackson, Kouyate, Dieng, Ciss, Ballo-Toure, Ndiaye, Diaw.

Cameroon make major changes for this tie with Manchester United goal keeper Andre Onana brought into the starting XI, following his delayed arrival at the tournament.

Cameroon lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Onana —  Tchato, Castelletto, Wooh, Tolo — Neyou, Kemen, Zambo-Anguissa — Ngamaleu, Magri, Nkoudou.

Cameroon subs (12): Moukoudi, Yangwa, Mbida, Tchamaden, Gonzalez, Ekambi, Ntcham, Moumbagma, Elliott, Ondoa, Epassy, Njie.

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Senegal vs Cameroon live stream, TV channel

This Senegal versus Cameroon AFCON 2024 match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. local time from the Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.

Below are the corresponding times, TV channels, and live streams to watch the match in regions around the world

  Date Kickoff time TV Streaming
USA Fri, Jan. 19 12:00 p.m. ET BeIN Sports Fubo, BeIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz
Canada Fri, Jan. 19 12:00 p.m. ET BeIN Sports BeIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz, Fubo Canada
UK Fri, Jan. 19 5:00 p.m. GMT Sky Sports Football Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Sat, Jan. 20 4:00 a.m. AEST BeIN Sports 1 BeIN Sports Connect
India Fri, Jan. 19 10:30 p.m. IST —  FanCode

USA: This game is streamed live via Fubo, with additional options also available on Fanatiz and BeIN Sports.

Canada: BeIN Sports will provide broadcast coverage with Fubo Canada on streaming duty.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every AFCON 2024 match live and on demand on beIN Sports.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV.


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