Senegal booked their place in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals following a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Ukraine at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday.
The game was deadlocked at 1-1 after 120 minutes of football.
Having seen Mali thrash Ghana 3-0, Senegal were out to book their place in the final eight and had to come from a goal down to successfully see off the Europeans from 12 yards.
Artem Biesiedin opened the scoring with 70 minutes on the clock.
The Ukrainian number 10 picked up the ball inside the area before curling his shot past the outstretched Ibrahima Sy from an acute angle.
The Young Lions of Teranga hit back 13 minutes later. Sidy Sarr pouncing on the loose ball inside the area and firing an unstoppable left-footed shot into the roof of the net.
Neither side was able to find the winner in two hours of play and as a result the game was decided from the spot.
Sy emerged as the hero, saving three penalties to lead the African side into the quarterfinals where they join the United States of America, Serbia and Mali.
Nigeria could add to number of African teams in the quarters with a win over Germany on Thursday.
Senegal will next face Austria or Uzbekistan in Wellington on the 14th of June.

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