|Senegal||3 - 3||Uruguay|
|(HT: 3 - 0)|
Suwon World Cup Stadium
Jan Wegereef (NED)
|1||11 Jun 2002||Henri Camara||Yellow Card||First Half||2||H|
|2||11 Jun 2002||Omar Daf||Yellow Card||First Half||4||H|
|3||11 Jun 2002||Clever Marcelo Romero||Yellow Card||First Half||8||A|
|4||11 Jun 2002||Hector Fabian Carini||Yellow Card||First Half||19||A|
|5||11 Jun 2002||Khalilou Fadiga||Goal (penalty)||First Half||20||H|
|6||11 Jun 2002||Pape Bouba Diop||Goal||First Half||26||H|
|7||11 Jun 2002||Gonzalo Sorondo||Player Out||First Half||32||A|
|8||11 Jun 2002||Mario Regueiro||Substitute In||First Half||32||A|
|9||11 Jun 2002||Pablo Garcia||Yellow Card||First Half||35||A|
|10||11 Jun 2002||Pape Bouba Diop||Goal||First Half||38||H|
|11||11 Jun 2002||Ferdinand Coly||Yellow Card||First Half||39||H|
|12||11 Jun 2002||Dario Rodriguez||Yellow Card||First Half||40||A|
|13||11 Jun 2002||Sebastian Abreu||Player Out||Second Half||1||A|
|14||11 Jun 2002||Diego Forlan||Substitute In||Second Half||1||A|
|15||11 Jun 2002||Clever Marcelo Romero||Player Out||Second Half||1||A|
|16||11 Jun 2002||Richard Morales||Substitute In||Second Half||1||A|
|17||11 Jun 2002||Richard Morales||Goal||Second Half||1||A|
|18||11 Jun 2002||Ferdinand Coly||Player Out||Second Half||18||H|
|19||11 Jun 2002||Habib Beye||Substitute In||Second Half||18||H|
|20||11 Jun 2002||Henri Camara||Player Out||Second Half||22||H|
|21||11 Jun 2002||Moussa N'diaye||Substitute In||Second Half||22||H|
|22||11 Jun 2002||Pape Bouba Diop||Yellow Card||Second Half||24||H|
|23||11 Jun 2002||Diego Forlan||Goal||Second Half||24||A|
|24||11 Jun 2002||Alassane Ndour||Player Out||Second Half||31||H|
|25||11 Jun 2002||Amdy Faye||Substitute In||Second Half||31||H|
|26||11 Jun 2002||El Hadji Diouf||Yellow Card||Second Half||37||H|
|27||11 Jun 2002||Paulo Montero||Yellow Card||Second Half||37||A|
|28||11 Jun 2002||Khalilou Fadiga||Yellow Card||Second Half||42||H|
|29||11 Jun 2002||Habib Beye||Yellow Card||Second Half||42||H|
|30||11 Jun 2002||Alvaro Recoba||Goal (penalty)||Second Half||43||A|
|Debutants Senegal fought their way into the second phase of the World Cup despite throwing away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Uruguay in a thrilling final Group A match. The eliminated Latin Americans were furious after a controversial penalty aided their downfall, while even the third Senegalese goal had more than a hint of offside about it - and Uruguayan officials had to be restrained from jostling the match officials as they walked off at half-time. Incredibly, after trailing 3-0 at half-time, Uruguay saved a point with a furious fightback. But Senegal just held on to take their points tally to five - enough to advance behind Denmark, who eliminated reigning champions France by beating them 2-0 at Incheon. The Africans were delighted to have made it to the knockout phase after a heartstopping second period.
Coach Bruno Metsu said: "To make it into the group of the 16 best teams in the world is extraordinary.
"The goal they got just after half-time really hurt us and it turned into a heart-stopping match.
"But the players showed they are capable of doing great things."
Senegal's two-goal hero Pape Bouba Diop said the side had deserved their qualification.
"It's a great feeling for us and a great achievement. It was tough for us, but it's just great to get to the last 16. We gave it everything," he said.
Khalilou Fadiga opened the scoring with a spotkick on 20 minutes, firing nonchalantly past Fabian Carini, who had brought down the onrushing El-Hadji Diouf after Paolo Montero's underhit backpass. But Diouf appeared to make a meal of the challenge - and the Uruguayans looked hard done by. Six minutes later they could have no complaints as Bouba Diop, their hero in their opening-day win over France, netted a beauty following a flowing counter-attacking move created by Henri Camara. Bouba Diop then smacked home a third on the volley before the break although he looked to be fractionally offside when Camara teed him up. The Senegalese needed only a draw to reach the second phase after shocking France and drawing with the Danes while two-times champions Uruguay had to win by at least two goals to have a hope of advancing. But stepping off the accelerator in the second half proved almost fatal for the west Africans. Richard Morales, on as a substitute, pulled one back for Uruguay less than half a minute after the restart when Senegalese keeper Tony Sylva beat out Dario Silva's initial shot. Clutching at the straw that seemed to have provided, Uruguay piled on the pressure - though Silva fired wide when gifted a wonderful opportunity by Alvaro Recoba's crossfield pass. But Manchester United striker Diego Forlan had joined Morales in the fray and hit a right-foot screamer past Sylva for 3-2. In a nailbiting finish Senegal should have gone 4-2 up when Diouf fired straight at keeper Fabian Carini with 14 minutes remaining - before Forlan dragged an effort wide with just Sylva to beat at the other end. But there was still time for more drama as substitute Habib Beye brought down Morales and Uruguay claimed a consolation equaliser through Recoba's confident penalty on 88 minutes. Morales then squandered a late opportunity and Senegal held on for the result they needed after an entertaining epic which featured a mass of bookings.
(courtesy of dailysoccer)
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