Spain Under-23 0-2 Senegal Under-23: Olympic warm up friendly goes the way of the Africans

Senegal's Under-23 team defeated the Spain U23s 2-0 in a friendly match meant to prep both sides for the looming London Olympics Men’s football tournament played in Las Palmas on Saturday.

The Junior Teranga Lions dominated the early exchanges, forcing their hosts on the defensive, which yielded in the 14th minute when Ibrahima Seck opened the scoring after bending his effort in from a corner kick.

The Spanish youngsters found their rhythm thereafter and began to enjoy ball possession but the west Africans were able to keep them at bay until the break while conserving their lone-goal lead.

The 4,000 enthusiastic local supporters soon cooled off after Sadio Mane of French Ligue 2 side Metz doubled for the visitors moments into the second half when his powerful attempt from the centre of the park had Spanish goalkeeper De Gea sprawling to no avail.

The Senegalese held their line well until the end of the meeting, with the 2-0 scoreline unaltered.

The Junior Lions will play their last warm up friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday, before heading for Manchester, where they will open their campaign against hosts Great Britain on July 26 at Old Trafford.

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