Senegal Has the Best Fans at the World Cup

Senegal Has the Best Fans at the World Cup

Senegal Has the Best Fans at the World Cup

Senegal returned to the World Cup after a 16-year wait in some style as they delivered a vibrant, aggressive display to defeat Poland 2-1 in Moscow on Tuesday to move to joint-top spot in Group H.

It was a relief for Africa after Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, and Tunisia all lost their opening games.

Poland conceded an own goal from defender Thiago Cionek in the 38th minute and saw Senegal double the score through their striker M'Baye Niang in the 60th minute.

Sadly for Poland, he was a split second late, allowing Niang to dink it past him and tap into an empty net.

Piszczek then failed to hit the target on the volley after connecting with Maciej Rybus' cross from the left on 56 minutes, before a mix-up at the back gifted the Senegalese with a second goal soon afterwards. However, Poland have managed only a single goal in all three games of which they have won one and drawn two.

"I don't know if you get an award for that, Jon, but it's something Federation Internationale de Football Association should look into", he said with full sincerity.

"The player ran in, he was behind the side line of the pitch". The teams risk exposing themselves at the back, so we're expecting cautious attacking play from both teams that will yield no victor. "We weren't aggressive enough, the wingers didn't do a good job and neither did the midfield", said disappointed Poland coach Adam Nawalka.




Senegal started the stronger team with Aliou Cisse's men keen to break down the wings at any given opportunity. "Every time they made a mistake we were able to find the movement we needed and get back at them".

Their two goals may have been fortunate but Senegal were worthy winners of an entertaining encounter. The Everton forward didn't hesitate to pull the trigger, his shot ricocheting off Cionek, who was credited with an own goal after the ball rolled past a helpless Wojciech Szczesny.

Aliou Cisse has fielded criticism for being too conservative back in Senegal, but that can not be levelled at him after his approach to this match.

Poland struggled to respond to falling further behind and as the game entered the final 15 minutes, only Arkadiusz Milik had come close to halving the deficit by missing the near corner from close range.

Poland's next game is against Colombia on Sunday in Kazan.

Poland shifted to a three-man backline at the start of the second half, and Senegal's Salif Sane got a yellow in the 49th for tripping Lewandowski from behind as this forward was running onto a through pass. We weren't dynamic or coordinated.

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