Poland’s mishaps help Senegal claim first African win

Lewandowski set for his FIFA World Cup debut

Lewandowski set for his FIFA World Cup debut

It was played four, lost four for the African teams so far in Russian Federation before Senegal and Poland became the final two sides to make their bow at this World Cup. He tees up Gueye who rifles a low shot from the top of the box, it takes a wicked deflection off Cionek, wrong-footing the goalkeeper and ending up in the back of the net.

Senegal's M'Baye Niang scored a crucial and controversial goal over Poland on Tuesday in the World Cup when he sprinted back onto the pitch at just the right moment. Szczesny rushed out of his area to collect the pass but Niang stole in to score to Polish disbelief.

Both teams seemed nervous at the start in Senegal's first World Cup match since 2002 and Poland's first since 1996.

Krychowiak would get one back with a header in the 86th minute but, as Nawalka would admit after the game, it was not almost enough on a bad day at the office for the European side.

Senegal is tied for the group lead with Japan, which upset Colombia 2-1.

Senegal beat Poland 2-1 in their first Group H match.

A few hours after Senegal's win, Egypt then also lost its second match, 3-1, against Russian Federation.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse captained his country to their remarkable quarter-final run in Japan and South Korea, and the former defender is now masterminding the team's fortunes.

Despite Krychowiak's late reply, Poland never really looked like snatching a point and must now pick themselves up for the match against Colombia on Sunday.




Senegal's Mane and Poland's Robert Lewandowski rarely threatened in quiet World Cup debuts.

Senegal's victory has now become a breath of fresh air for Africa since Friday when Egypt lost their opening Group A match to Uruguay at Ekaterinburg.

"Today we all abided by the instructions we were given and we are very proud".

"We played a great match, we do deserve that luck, the whole team deserved, it, there was some luck in the opening goal as well but we worked very hard and seized this opportunity".

Metsu famously prophesised that beating France would see Senegal register "an quake in the world".

But Senegal ensured he saw little of the ball in their clash at Spartak Stadium, preventing him from having a shot on target until the 50-minute mark.

Niang began the move, bustling his way past Lukasz Piszczek on the left before passing to Sadio Mane.

Lewandowski sprang into life five minutes after halftime as he won possession, burst clear and was up-ended by Salif Sane.

Krychowiak connected with Kamil Grosicki's cross to give Poland hope, but they were unable to make up the deficit despite four minutes of injury time.

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