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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Senegal Twice Squander Lead To Settle For A Point

2018 FIFA World Cup Match Report: Japan v Senegal, 24 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 24, 2018 06:56 PM

World Cup

Group H

Full Time: Japan 2-2 Senegal

Date: 24 June 2018

Venue: Ekaterinburg Arena

Senegal twice squandered the lead as they played to a 2-2 draw against Japan in their 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group H match at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Sunday.

The Lions of Teranga got off to a flying start and opened the scoring in the 11th minute, albeit fortuitously when a shot from Youssouf Sabaly was saved into the path of Sadio Mane, who bundled home from close range, 1-0.

Ten minutes later, Ismaila Sarr almost doubled the Africans' lead when he met a right-wing cross with a strong volley from 12 yards out, but the Japanese keeper made a good save to deny him.

Japan managed to equalise in the 34th minute when Takashi Inui pounced on a loose ball inside the box after some slack defending, and he duly fired into the bottom corner from 14 yards out, 1-1.

Mbaye Niang should have restored Senegal’s lead five minutes before the break when he broke through on goal, but failed to beat the keeper in a one-on-one as the half ended 1-1.

Ten minutes into the second half, the Africans came close to scoring when Mbaye Niang let fly from long range, but the Japanese keeper made a fantastic save to deny him.

Japan nearly drew level in the 65th minute when a swift counter-attack saw Inui into space 14 yards out, but his effort struck the crossbar.

Six minutes later, Senegal re-took the lead when a low left-wing cross from Sabaly was met at the back post by Moussa Wague, with the 19-year-old firing the ball into the roof of the net from six-yards out, 2-1.

The Africans' lead did not last long, though, with Japan equalising for the second time when a goalmouth scramble inside the box saw the loose ball fall to Keisuke Honda, who passed the ball into the back of the net from close range, 2-2.

Neither side could find a winner in the final 10 minutes and had to settle for a share of the spoils, which leaves them joint top of Group H with four points each after two matches.

Here is how they lined up.

Japan: Eiji Kawashima; Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Gen Shoji, Yuto Nagatomo; Makoto Hasebe, Gaku Shibasaki, Genki Haraguchi (Shinji Okazaki 76’), Shinji Kagawa (Keisuke Honda 72’), Takashi Inui (Takashi Usami 87’); Yuya Osako.

Senegal: Khadim Ndiaye; Moussa Wague, Salif Sane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Youssouf Sabaly; Ismaila Sarr, Alfred Ndiaye (Cheikhou Kouyate 65’), Idrissa Gane Gueye, Sadio Mane; P.A Ndiaye (Cheik Ndoye 81’), Mbaye Niang (Mame Diouf 86’).


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34’ Takashi Inui

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What a World Cup!! STATISTICS 32 matches played 80 goals scored already 0 Goalless Draws Top scorer 5 goals of 2 matches 2nd placed Scorer Likaku has scored a double brace from open play While top scorer Kane & Co-second top-scorer Ronaldo have both scored a hatric each save to say they scored their hatrics witj spotkicks It’s beautiful all round The only downside it’s Africa’s fortunes with Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia already dumped out of the last 16 With Nigeria & Senegal sitting pretty much on the edge
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Mmhhh! Senegal is in trouble on their next game I'm telling u. Colombia!!
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Africans its difficult . End of the road
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Africans its difficult . End of the road
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@ Tchillimbou 2-0 Jun 24, 2018 09:39 PM
Best African country sofar on World cup, unlike those Arabs let them knocked out they said they dnt belong to Africa. Nigeria 3-2 AgentMessi
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Africans its difficult . End of the road
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 08:17 PM
Senegal can still reach the play-offs, but defensively they were poor today..........BIG improvement needed and goalkeeper is suspect........
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@Ben_Stokes_101 There r qualifiers and play offs where countries fight to play in the ultimate(Final) tornament where a winner is crowned the overall winner..
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 24, 2018 07:31 PM
Waitsiii Senegal disappointed us defensively
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Waitsii Senegal is goalkeeper-less and defense-less
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jun 24, 2018 07:15 PM
Has anyone noticed that it's called FiFa World Cup Finals but it's still group stages... Anyone care to explain???
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 06:36 PM
Poor goal keeping costing Senegal
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 06:28 PM
They are awake again!!!!! 2-1!!!!!!!!!!!
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 06:22 PM
Japan turning and turning the screws .........a REALLY well coached and disciplined team. Senegalese brothers need to wake up...............
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Yooh these Japanese shorties can run all day without tiring
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Mxm...
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