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Friendly Between Ivory Coast and Senegal Abandoned After Pitch Invasion

The friendly match at the Charlety Stadium in Paris between West African Giants Ivory Coast and Senegal, has been abandoned after a group of fans invaded the pitch.

The two teams were sharing the spoils at 1-1-after 88 minutes’ courtesy of the two goals from Liverpool’s sensational attacker, Saido Mane and Ivory Coast’s super-sub, Bi Gohi Cyriac.

Mane opened the scoring for Senegal in the 68th minute from the spot to give the Lions of Teranga the lead but their joy was short-lived after Ivory Coast returned quick fire through Gohi Cyriac, who had just come on for the Elephant’s main striker Sio.

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As the game was finally winding down, several fans began fighting in the stands causing the match to halt for a moment.

Some of the fans jumped the advertising hoardings, evaded the stewards, and ran onto the football field.

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One of the pitch invaders tackled Senegalese player Lamine Gassama to the ground as the others ran back to the tunnel.

The players returned to the dressing rooms leaving the match officials with no other option but to finish the game two minutes before the normal full time.

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Gbohouo, Kanon, Bailly, Deli, Bagayoko, Kessie, Die, Doukoure, Pepe, Zaha Sio


(Cyriac 58). (Sanogo 74) (Assale 58),

Kone, Kodjia, Cisse, Traore, Eboue, Comara, Assale, Sangare, Bamba.



Diallo, Gassama, Mbodj, Toure Ciss, Gueye, Saivet, N’Diaye, Mane, Diedhiou Keita.


(Sane 64), (N’Doye 64) (Babacar 46) (Nguette 46)

Wague, Ndiaye, Mbengue, Kouyate, N’Diaye, M’Bengue.




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