FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Poland vs Senegal: Sadio Mane and co. hands shock defeat to Poland

20 June 2018, 04:34 PM
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, Poland vs Senegal at Spartak Stadium in Moscow
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, Poland vs Senegal at Spartak Stadium in Moscow

FIFA's showpiece event continue as Poland lock horns with Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow in the second match of the day.

Group H is one of the most open and unpredictable ones of the FIFA World Cup 2018, both the teams will be looking to avoid defeat at any cost. 

After a table-topping qualification campaign, the Poles then stuttered in the following three friendlies - failing to score in any and losing two. However, they have picked-up form since, with a three-match unbeaten run (W2, D1) scoring nine goals.

Senegal are playing in only their second-ever WC campaign, but have a clutch of players from the Premier League manning their midfield. The African powerhouses will be a tough side to beat, as can be seen from the fact that they have lost only once in five friendlies (W1, D3, L1).

Highlights of Poland vs Senegal:

Nawaf Shukralla is looking at his watch and blows the FULL TIME whistle. Poland 1-2 Senegal.

# 90+4' Michal Pazdan (Poland) serves up a nice cross, but Khadim N'Diaye punches the ball away.

# 90+3' A raking crossfield pass from Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) lacks accuracy and the opposition gain possession. The ball is out of play. Poland will take a throw-in.

# 90+1' Kamil Grosicki (Poland) sends in a poor cross from the corner and Khadim N'Diaye has no trouble gathering it.

# 90+1' Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. Poland have been awarded a corner kick.

# 90' The fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.

# 90' The corner from Sadio Mane (Senegal) is cleared away by the defence.

# 89' Sadio Mane (Senegal) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. Senegal get a corner.

# 87' Here is a change. Alfred John Momar N'Diaye is going off and Aliou Cisse gives the last tactical orders to Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal).

# 87' GOAL! Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) peels away from his marker to meet the resulting free kick from Kamil Grosicki, and he steers a powerful header from the centre of the box inside the right post. What a finish that is - 1:2!

# 86' Here is a change. Alfred John Momar N'Diaye is going off and Aliou Cisse gives the last tactical orders to Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal).

# 83' The referee signals a substitution. Bartosz Bereszynski (Poland) is brought on as a substitute for Lukasz Piszczek.

# 82' CHANCE! Maciej Rybus (Poland) controls a reverse pass deep inside the box and smacks the ball low towards the middle of the goal, but the Khadim N'Diaye anticipates well and smothers the ball.

# 80' Robert Lewandowski (Poland) is flagged for offside.

# 80' Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Khadim N'Diaye, who smothers the ball.

# 78' CHANCE! Dawid Kownacki (Poland) attempts to score as he rises near the penalty spot and heads the ball to the roof of the net. Khadim N'Diaye displays brilliant reflexes and pulls off a comfortable save to stop the ball from hitting the net.

# 78' A pass into the penalty area from Maciej Rybus (Poland) is intercepted by the defence.

# 75' Aliou Cisse has decided to substitute M'Baye Niang and he is replaced by Moussa Konate (Senegal).

# 73' That will be all from Arkadiusz Milik who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Dawid Kownacki (Poland).

# 72' Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Nawaf Shukralla had an easy-decision to make.

# 70' CHANCE! What a sensational goal that would have been! Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) picks up the ball inside the box and fires a beautiful first-time shot, but it goes just a few inches wide of the right post.

# 68' Piotr Zielinski (Poland) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it misses its target.

# 67' Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) overhits the corner kick and none of his teammates can their head on it.

# 67' CHANCE! Kamil Grosicki (Poland) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Poland.

# 66' Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.

# 62' A substitution has been made. Mame Diouf is replaced by Cheikh N'Doye (Senegal).

# 61' GOAL! M'Baye Niang (Senegal) seizes on the loose ball after a huge error from Wojciech Szczesny and finds the back of the net from inside the box. 0:2.

# 59' A substitution has been made. Mame Diouf is replaced by Cheikh N'Doye (Senegal).

# 59' M'Baye Niang (Senegal) is being forced to leave the pitch in order to receive medical treatment and his team will play with a man short for a few minutes

# 59' Mame Diouf (Senegal) makes a slide tackle, but referee Nawaf Shukralla blows for a foul. Poland have a free kick.

# 57' The linesman signals that Mame Diouf (Senegal) is offside and the referee confirms the decision.

# 56' Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) latches onto a cross and drills a shot towards goal that goes well wide of the right post.

# 54' Nawaf Shukralla blows his whistle and it's Robert Lewandowski (Poland) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.

# 54' Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.

# 52' CHANCE! Sadio Mane (Senegal) meets a cross just outside the area and gets in a strike from a promising position, but the shot is blocked by the defender.

# 51' CHANCE! Robert Lewandowski (Poland) stands over the free kick and opts to take it himself, sending it towards the top right corner only for Khadim N'Diaye to dive and make a save.

# 49' This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Salif Sane (Senegal) was quite harsh and Nawaf Shukralla didn't hesitate to show him a yellow card. A free kick has been awarded to Poland.

# 48' Maciej Rybus (Poland) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.

# 47' Jan Bednarek (Poland) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.

# 45' Half-time substitution. Adam Nawalka decided to make a change. Jakub Blaszczykowski is replaced by Jan Bednarek (Poland).

# Second half begins!

# That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.

There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.

# 45' M'Baye Niang (Senegal) tries to take the opposition by surprise with a quick free kick into the box.

# 45' Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) brings an opponent down and Nawaf Shukralla interrupts the game. That's a free kick to Senegal.

# 42' Salif Sane (Senegal) is challenged in the air near the penalty spot and is unable to control his header from the corner, sending it miles over the bar.

# 42' M'Baye Niang (Senegal) will take a corner kick.

# 41' Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. Senegal win a corner.

# 41' Alfred John Momar N'Diaye (Senegal) fails to find a teammate across the pitch with a long ball.

# 39' Robert Lewandowski (Poland) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates.

# 38' OWN GOAL! Thiago Rangel Cionek (Poland) scores an unlucky own goal after he deflected a shot which went into his own net! Poland 0-1 Senegal

 # 37' Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland) is moving okay again after that injury scare.

# 36' Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland) is being forced to leave the pitch in order to receive medical treatment and his team will play with a man short for a few minutes.

# 34' Mame Diouf (Senegal) is caught offside!

# 33' CHANCE! Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) attempts to find some of his teammates with a dangerous pass from the edge of the box. The opponent's defence, however, intercepts the effort and clears the ball to safety.

# 32' Maciej Rybus (Poland) tries to send a pass but it's blocked.

# 29' Kamil Grosicki (Poland) quickly takes the free kick with a short pass.

# 29' Nawaf Shukralla blows his whistle. Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) commits a foul after dangerous play. A free kick has been awarded to Poland.

# 27' Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) is thwarted and cleared to safety.

# 23' A shot from the edge of the box by Robert Lewandowski (Poland) is a waste and goes well wide of the right post.

# 20' CHANCE! A bullet header by Piotr Zielinski (Poland) from inside the box has the power, but goes totally in the wrong direction, yards over the crossbar.

# 18' CHANCE! M'Baye Niang (Senegal) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and misses the net well wide of the right post.

# 17' A crossfield pass from Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) fails to find any of his teammates.

# 14' Piotr Zielinski (Poland) rolls the ball short to a teammate from the corner instead of sending a cross into the box.

# 14' A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Kamil Grosicki (Poland), is intercepted by the opposition's defence. The ball goes out of play. Poland are awarded a corner kick.

# 13' Salif Sane (Senegal) fails to beat the goalkeeper with a strike from a long-range free kick. His shot goes well wide of the left post.

# 11' Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card without any hesitation from the referee.

# 11' Sadio Mane (Senegal) tries to create a chance, but puts too much weight on his pass.

# 10' Alfred John Momar N'Diaye (Senegal) decides to speed play up by quickly sending the free kick into the box

# 10' Thiago Rangel Cionek (Poland) tackles a bit over-zealously and Nawaf Shukralla blows for a foul. Senegal get a free kick.

# 8' The game is interrupted as Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland) is flagged offside.

# 7' CHANCE! M'Baye Niang (Senegal) plays a pass into the box, but Wojciech Szczesny reacts well to snuff out the attack.

# 7' Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) sends in the corner, but fails to find the head of any of his teammates, allowing the defence to clear.

# 5' Kamil Grosicki (Poland) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.

# 4' Poland have enjoyed the possession so far and are attacking with real intent.

# 2' Lukasz Piszczek (Poland) plays a through ball which would have led to a great opportunity, if it hadn't been stopped by the defence.

# Kick off!

# The teams are out and the national anthems are on!

# Poland starting XI⁠: Szczesny; Piszczek, Pazdan, Cionek, Rybus; Krychowiak; Blaszczykowski, Zielinski, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski.

# Senegal starting XI: N'Diaye; Wague, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly; Gueye, N’Diaye, Sarr; Mane, Niang, Diouf.

Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the second match of the day, Poland lock horns with Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

First Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 07:46 PM
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