Dylan Bronn inadvertently headed the only goal of the game after the semi-final had ended goalless in normal despite the award of a penalty apiece, both of which were missed.
Gueye was relieved to see the late award of another penalty to Tunisia, when the ball struck his arm, overturned after a VAR check and the Teranga Lions held out to progress to their third final.
In the other semi-final, meanwhile, Henry Onyekuru was finally handed a chance to feature off the bench but it was Riyad Mahrez who stole the glory with a devastating late free-kick that put Algeria into the final.
Onyekuru had played just 12 minutes of football at the competition before Nigeria were eliminated at the final hurdle.
Friday's finalists have already met in group play earlier in the competition, a game won 1-0 by the Algerians.
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1 Posted 15/07/2019 at 00:05:18
2 Posted 15/07/2019 at 06:16:00
3 Posted 15/07/2019 at 08:54:13
The ref was poor, and failed to establish any control early on, the match got ugly at times as a result, with some warranted yellow's and sometimes red's going unawarded.
4 Posted 15/07/2019 at 13:22:10
Also, it will be 41 and 43 degrees Celsius in Egypt tomorrow and Wednesday. Any comparison to Schneiderlin are completely and totally unwarranted. I'd like to see how Schneiderlin would hold up with a few weeks of training in Africa and a month long tournament in Egypt. Comparisons to Schneidelin should be banned :).
Gana is a world class elite team player. He is the only player we have who can play for the Bayerns, Real Madrids, Cities, PSGs etc.
5 Posted 15/07/2019 at 13:29:37
6 Posted 15/07/2019 at 13:53:30
Is this the new paradigm? Then we shouldn't have any problem getting £60-80 million for him with those clubs lining up for his services. Strange that so far only PSG actually seem interested.
Make no mistake; he is extremely good at what he does best, but he is not a complete, faultless player. If PSG (and others) really are keen then we should hold out for a large fee, but if PSG are no longer prepared to stump up a significant sum then we can assume that Ander Herrera is competent enough to do the job they wanted Gana to do. That is damning with faint praise in my opinion.
I am not wishing him gone by any means but I am firmly of the opinion that he is replaceable and unearthing the next Gana Gueye is exactly the sort of thing that Marcel Brands is being paid to do.
7 Posted 15/07/2019 at 17:52:59
8 Posted 15/07/2019 at 20:26:31
It's got to be all about the best for Everton FC, not the players who are lucky to play for us.
9 Posted 15/07/2019 at 20:33:35
10 Posted 15/07/2019 at 22:21:22
The only thing I will add is I agree with what you wrote. It's just common sense. Although I'm not sure that it has anything to do with what I said.
11 Posted 17/07/2019 at 06:25:31
Firstly, I don't think he is the only player we have who is at that level (which I would say is approaching elite level) as I would personally include Digne right now and speculate that Richarlison, Gomes, Bernard and perhaps even Mina (who are all still young enough) could be if they can consistently produce their best.
It is consistently producing very good (but not necessarily brilliant) performances that has pushed Gana onto the radar of one (and so far only one) of those clubs on your list. I don't think you can overlook Gana's playing time in France as being a factor for why PSG might think he could settle in there seamlessly as well.
I agree that Gana probably has a few prime years left in the bag as well (otherwise PSG wouldn't be interested) but don't agree with the sentiment that he is irreplaceable which is what some - not necessarily you - are posting. We have to recognise that PSG are one of the clubs that can genuinely afford to indulge in bloated transfer fees to buy players who will give them 2-3 years service and then have a greatly reduced sell on fees. We are not one of those clubs and we have to hope that Brands is good enough to have a suitable rough diamond lined up if PSG are still really interested and Gana wants his swan song on the biggest stage he can aspire to.
12 Posted 17/07/2019 at 06:42:42
13 Posted 19/07/2019 at 03:45:07
14 Posted 19/07/2019 at 06:10:34
15 Posted 19/07/2019 at 07:29:42
16 Posted 19/07/2019 at 07:33:53
Senegal: 23 players, 13 born in Senegal, 9 in France, 1 in Spain.
17 Posted 19/07/2019 at 09:15:45
18 Posted 19/07/2019 at 09:25:44
19 Posted 19/07/2019 at 09:31:01
Oh, and his mum is English. But closer than a grandparent don't you think?
20 Posted 19/07/2019 at 20:25:48
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