Senegal on Tuesday beat nine-man Cape Verde 2-0 in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations in Kouekong Stadium.

Liverpool star, Sadio Mane scored but was immediately forced off the pitch as a result of a collision he had with an opponent.

Liverpool star, Sadio Mane scored but was immediately forced off the pitch as a result of a collision he had with an opponent.

After keeper Vozinha had been dismissed over a nasty clash of heads with the Liverpool forward, Mane curled in off the underside of the crossbar.

The talented player’s resilience and persistence was exhibited as he continued despite appearing to be briefly knocked out in the incident.

The collision did not stop him from celebrating his goal after laying down on halfway, but he was led off the field before the game restarted.

It was a different ball game for Cape Verde as their midfielder Patrick Andrade got a straight red card midway through the first half.

 Senegal’s Bamba Dieng crowned the efforts of his team with a superb goal in the second-half injury time.

Meanwhile, there was a minute silence for the victims of the crush at the Olembe stadium, before Senegal and Cape Verde clashed.

The win for Senegal means that they will face either Mali or Equatorial Guinea in the last eight on Sunday.