Senegal qualified for the 2022 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Egypt in penalty kicks. They had some help during Tuesday's nail-biting triumph.
The hosts controlled most of the matchup with nine shots on goal and 59 percent time of possession. Yet Mohamed El-Shenawy kept Egypt alive through regulation with spectacular goalkeeping.
Unfortunately, he wasn't only opposing Senegal. The host's crowd at Abdoulaye Wade Stadium interjected by pointing lasers at Egypt's players throughout the contest.
It certainly appeared to affect star Mohamed Salah's penalty attempt.
Viewers expressed dismay over the scene on Twitter, with some wondering why officials allowed those actions to continue.
It's not a laughing matter either; laser pointers can cause serious retina damage and even irreversible blindness. The fans created a health hazard for Egypt, who couldn't find the net before Sadio Mané nailed the decisive penalty pick.
Senegal will advance to their third World Cup appearance at Egypt's expense. Four years ago, they were knocked out of the group stage in Russia.