Class act as Senegal fans help clean up stadium after defeating Poland

World Cup 2018, Poland vs Senegal: Preview, Team News, Prediction, Head-to-Head & Key Stats

World Cup 2018, Poland vs Senegal: Preview, Team News, Prediction, Head-to-Head & Key Stats

Senegalese players celebrate after defeating Poland 2-1 in their first match at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane laid the ball off to Everton counterpart Idrissa Gana Gueye, whose following effort was deflected into Poland's net by defender Thiago Cionek. "This victory means we are able to enter the competition in the best possible way, but we are not too euphoric because we know there will be a hard match next against Japan", he said.

Krychowiak however pulled a goal back in the 86th minute with a header from Kamil Grosicki's free-kick but Senegal held on.

He said they would bring the same focus to their next match against Japan on Sunday, when Poland will play Colombia.

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"It does not change the fact that we lacked concentration at the beginning of the second half, because it seems that we could have played a different game, if they hadn't scored 2-0".

"You saw a very solid, very compact Senegal team".

Japan are likely to need just three more points from their remaining two games in order to progress to the knockout rounds, and Akira Nishino's side can take some confidence from Polish woes. France and Senegal have a history, France colonised Senegal, so when we faced France as opening match, that was quite exceptional. "The Polish team will have to regenerate and recuperate".

The seeded team in the group, Poland had been hoping to inflict a fifth straight defeat on Russian Federation 2018's African contingent but they did not account for their opponents' tactical discipline or good fortune.

Senegal shined in its only World Cup appearance, reaching the quarterfinals in 2002.

Cisse said the whole of Africa was closely monitoring the progress of Senegal.

"Senegal won due to discipline", said Cisse.

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

The lead doubled on the 60-minute mark thanks to Szczesny's howler.

Krychowiak put Poland in trouble with a woeful bouncing back pass, but Szczesny opted rashly to charge out of his penalty area.

The coach of Poland, Adam Nawalka, was "surprised" at the circumstances that led to Senegal's decisive second goal in Wednesday's Group H clash.

Youssouf Sabaly found space down the left flank to surge forward before releasing Niang, who scuffed his shot well wide of the right post from 17 yards out.

He made made a blistering run from midfield early in the second half and was nearly through on goal before being brought down by Salif Sane, who earned himself a yellow card.

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