Sunday, June 16, 2002
Senegal confound expectations again and won a truly outstanding game with a golden goal in extra time. Both sides played fast attacking football and both were clearly going for the win. Sweden were desperately unlucky with a fantastic effort hitting the post before Senegal won it.Senegal could make the Semi finals now. This guy seems pleased enough.
Later on, Spain beat Ireland in a penalty shoot out, although they very nearly paid the price for being overly cautious.
Unaccountably, Spain having toyed with Ireland like a matador prior to the kill in the first half, sat back and tried to defend a one goal lead. Ireland were unlucky in the end, but on balance a draw was the right result, and Spain held their nerve (just about) better in the shoot out.