Russia 2018: Senegal Defeat Poland 2-1
Senegal took full advantage of their opponents’ errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup.
The African side took a 37th-minute lead when Idrissa Gueye’s shot took a massive deflection off defender Thiago Cionek to wrong-foot the keeper. Then on the hour, woeful defending allowed Mbaye Niang to tap home into an empty net before Poland pulled one back via Grzegorz Krychowiak’s late header.
Senegal have won 50% of their world cup matches, the best win rate of any African nation in the competition.
All three of Senegal’s world cup wins have been against European nations(fRANCE, Sweden, and Poland).
Poland have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last nine world cup matches since beating portugal 1-0 in 1986.