Senegal managed a 2-1 victory against Poland to earn three points in their World Cup opener.
Idrissa Gueye’s deflected shot put Senegal into the lead after a dull first-half before M’Baye Niang latched onto a Grzegorz Krychowiak error to double his side’s advantage.
Krychowiak headed in a late consolation but it was not enough for Poland to come back and earn a point.
Daily Mail reports that it was not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but a great result for Senegal, who have won their first World Cup match since the 2002 edition of the tournament.
Poland will look back on Krychowiak’s error as a significant moment in the game. Even so, they really need to step up their performances if they want to do anything at the tournament this summer.
Senegal, in parts, looked like a good side. They might just surprise a few teams in Russia.
Other result: Japan 2 – Colombia 1