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Zaha Features In Abandoned Friendly

28 March 2017


Wilfred Zaha started for the Ivory Coast against Senegal on Monday night, however the games was abandoned in Paris with two minutes to play with the score at 1-1.

The Eagles winger, who scored a sensation solo goal against Russia earlier in this international break, played for the first 58 minutes of the friendly between the sides, however he was withdrawn with the scores goalless.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane soon gave Senegal the lead as he converted from the penalty spot, before Cyriac Gohi Bi equalised just a couple of minutes later, although the encounter will be remembered for all the wrong reasons following the unpleasant scenes right at the end.

With just a couple of minutes to play, the players were sent to the changing rooms by the referee after supporters were able to evade the ground stewards by climbing over the perimeter fencing and actively confront with the players, with one fan even rugby tackling Senegal's Lamine Gassama.

After a few minutes of being back in the changing rooms, the game was officially abandoned meaning Zaha's seventh Elephants cap will have to wait.

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