Mohamed Salah and the Egypt team are targeted by LASERS during their crucial World Cup qualifier against Senegal… before they lose second straight penalty shootout to AFCON winners
- Hamdi Fathi’s own goal saw Senegal draw level with Egypt on the night
- No more goals were scored in normal time or in the 30 minutes of extra time
- The tie went to penalties in which none of the first four penalties were netted
- Sadio Mane then sent Senegal through to the World Cup finals with decisive kick
Mohamed Salah and his Egypt team-mates had lasers shone in their faces during their crucial World Cup qualifier defeat by Senegal.
The Pharaohs went into the second leg of the play-off 1-0 up but Hamdi Fathi’s own goal after just four minutes on Tuesday restored parity in the tie.
Their misery was compounded after they lost a second consecutive penalty shootout against Senegal – who qualified for the tournament in Qatar – with the defeat in Diamniadio coming after their AFCON heartbreak earlier this year.
Mohamed Salah and his Egypt team-mates had lasers shone in their faces against Senegal
The Egypt players being targeted was shown by several close-up shots from the cameras
Salah and his Egypt comrades had lasers shone in their eyes throughout the match
But the game was overshadowed by Egypt’s players having to put up with being targeted by lasers from the home supporters.
Salah and his Egypt comrades had lasers shone in their eyes throughout the match, going into extra-time as well as in the penalty shootout.
This was shown by several close-up shots from the cameras revealing that the Egypt players were having green lights flashed over their faces.
Egypt’s players having lasers shone in their eyes continued into the penalty shootout too
Egypt were looking to avenge their Africa Cup of Nations final defeat to Senegal, but after the tie was level at 1-1 after 210 minutes of action, it went to penalties.
None of the first four penalties were scored, including a miss from Liverpool star Salah and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly for Senegal.
But Salah’s club team-mate Sadio Mane stuck away the winning penalty to repeat his heroics in Cameroon at the start of the year and send his country through to the winter showpiece.
Senegal levelled the tie on the night through an own goal before winning it on penalties