| On Updated : Jun 19, 2018 11:33 PM IST

Poland vs Senegal FIFA World Cup Match Report

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been full of suprises since day one. In the opening game,  the host nation Russia won 5-0 against Saudi Arabia, Portugal and Spain went for a 3-3 draw as Ronaldo scores another hattrick to alter defeat. Uruguay got lucky against Egypt who was playing without their world class talisman Mohamed Salah. Argentina drew with Iceland 1-1 as Lionel Messi missed his first ever world cup penalty. The defending champions Germany fell short to Mexico and lost to them 1-0. Brazil also couldn't find victory against Switzerland. However, France, Belgium and England got their first victory but Colombia and Poland also became the favourte teams of a world cup fixture to have not register a win in their first game.

The Poland and Senegal clash was the first ever match these two countries have played against each other and Poland were favourites to win this game but Sadio Mane's Senegal had other ideas. As the game started both the teams were looking to find the vulnerbale spots in each other but all things turned against Poland when they scored an own goal in the 37th minute and gave Senegal the advantage. The Polish were a bit reckless from the start and already picked a yellow card in the first half but that own goal they gave away changed the scenario of the game.

The second half began and within five minutes Senegal got their first yellow card. The Polish captain's strike in the 50th minute which became the first shot of the game that was on target. But 10 minutes later, Senegal struk again as M'Baye Niang scored the second goal of the game as Krychowiak's miss pass to Bednarek cost them the game.

But the Polish kept on fighting and after a series of substitutions and actions on the ground, Poland scored back one goal and it was Gregorz Krychowiak heads the ball back inthe opposition's net from a free kick in the 86th minute but that wasn't enough. The charged up Polish kept on finding their second goal but they didn't have much time and even the four added minutes couldn't give the European side a satisfactory draw.

Koustav Shaw

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