Senegal reached the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006 on Wednesday night courtesy of a 1-0 win over Benin in the quarter-finals.
midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the only goal on 70 minutes.
Benin ended the match with 10 men, after Olivier Verdon was shown a straight red card in the final 10 minutes for a professional foul on Gueye.
Gomis, Gassama, Kouyate, Koulibaly, Sabaly, Saivet, Ndiaye, Gueye (Sane 89), Balde (Diatta 65), Niang (Diagne 64), Mane
Allagbe, Bazare, Adilehou, Verdon, Imorou, Adeoti, Pote (Dossou 77), D'Almeida (Mama 69), Sessegnon, Soukou (Djigla 81), Mounie
Senegal were the better side over the 90 minutes and ended the match as decent value for their victory.
But the 2002 runners-up were not as dominant as many had expected, considering their side was packed full of stars plying their trade in Europe's top leagues.
Senegal's starting XI included Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Crystal Palace ace Cheikhou Kouyate and Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly.
Mane had two goals ruled out for offside in the second half as the VAR video review system was used for the first time ever at the Africa Cup of Nations.
His header from a free kick was ruled offside soon after half time.
The Liverpool forward later broke clear to finish a one-on-one chance which appeared to have made it 2-0, only for VAR to intervene again.
In between his disallowed goals, Mane set up Gueye's winner with a deft touch.
There was momentary concern late on when Mane left the field on a stretcher with a suspected shoulder complaint, but he returned and there appeared to be no lasting damage.
Senegal are the first team through to the semi-finals. They will play Madagascar or Tunisia in the last four.