Senegal defeated Qatar 3-1 at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday. Boulaye Dia gave Senegal a first-half lead, capitalizing on a mistake by the Qatar defender. His goal came right at the end of the first half.
Senegal doubled their lead early in the second half when Famara Diedhiou headed past the Qatar keeper from a corner. Qatar, however, kept pace when Mohammed Muntari scored a second-half goal.
However, Senegal responded hard and fast as Ahmadou Dieng scored his third goal to restore a two-goal lead. Attention will now turn to the Netherlands and Ecuador, the outcome of which decides Qatar’s fate in the competition. A loss for the Dutch will keep the hosts alive in the tournament.