Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak scored a goal but made a costly error as Senegal began their World Cup campaign with victory.
The Lions of Teranga roar loudest in Moscow. Itâs fifth time lucky for the African nations as Senegal beat Poland in Group H. They hold on for a famous 2-1 win over Poland on their return to the World Cup to bust Group H wide open after the first round of fixtures.
An own goal from a Thiago Cionek deflection and a MâBaye Niang effort off the back of a horrific back-pass looked to have sealed a comfortable win for them â but they were forced to sweat after Grzegorz Krychowiak pulled one back late on for their opponents. Joy for Ailou Cisse and Sadio Mane; frustration for Adam NawaĹka and Robert Lewandowski. Full-time in Moscow, it finishes Poland 1-2 Senegal.
With Senegal ahead through a first-half own goal by Thiago Cionek, Krychowiak played a high, aimless backpass that striker MâBaye Niang controlled ahead of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny before tapping into an empty net.
Krychowiak pulled a goal back in the 86th minute with a header from Kamil Grosickiâs free-kick but Senegal held on.
Poland are the highest-ranked side in Group H at number eight in the world, but struggled to create further chances with a free-kick from captain Robert Lewandowski one of just four shots on target.
Senegal, making only their second World Cup appearance, join Japan â who beat Colombia earlier on Tuesday â on three points at the top of the group.
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