2018 World Cup: Poland 1-2 Senegal - As it happened

2018 World Cup: Poland 1-2 Senegal - As it happened
Sadio Mane of Senegal celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 10 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018. 18:55

Thank you for joining African Football for what was the LIVE coverage of the 2018 World Cup Group H match between Senegal and Poland from the Spartak Stadium in Russia.

Senegal: N'Diaye, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Sane, Wague, Niang, Gueye, A.N'Diaye, Sarr, Mane, Diouf.

Poland: Szczesny, Rybus, Cionek, Pazdan, Piszczek, Zielinski, Krychowiak, Grosicki, Milik, Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski.

Commentary (press F5 to refresh):

1' - The match is underway.

5' - Senegal are awarded the first corner-kick of the game and Poland managed to clear it away.

10' - Sane tries to play  a through pass for his Senegal team-mate Sarr, but Poland goalkeeper Szczesny comes out and gathers the ball.

15' - Sarr is fouled on the edge of the Poland box, but the match referee waves play on.

20' - Zielinski finds his Poland team-mate Grosicki in the Senegal box and the latter heads over the Senegal goal-posts.

25' - Poland captain and striker Lewandowski fires wide from the edge of the Senegal box.

30' - It is still 0-0 as we reach the half-hour mark in Moscow.

35' - Play is stopped as Sarr is down injured after colliding with his Senegal team-mate Mane.

38' - GOAL! Poland 0-1 Senegal. Gueye's low shot is deflected by Cionek and it hits the back of the net.

40' - Senegal are now looking to hold on to their narrow lead as we approach the half-hour mark.

45' - The fourth official has added two minutes.

HALF-TIME: Poland 0-1 Senegal.

46' - The second-half is undeway.

46' - Poland sub: Bednarek IN, Błaszczykowski OUT.

50' - GREAT SAVE! Senegal keeper N'Diaye pulls off a great diving save to deny Lewandowski from a free-kick.

55' - Poland are doing most of the attacking thus far as they look to level matters.

60' - GOAL! Poland 0-2 Senegal. Niang punishes the Poland defence who  failed to clear their lines. 

62' - Senegal sub: N'Doye IN, Diouf OUT.

65' - Poland are looking to unlock the Senegal defence which has been solid thus far with Kalidou leading the backline.

70' - CLOSE! Piszczek finds his Poland team-mate Milik, who hits the side-netting from close range.

73' - Poland sub: Kownacki IN, Milik OUT.

75' - It is still 2-0 to Senegal with 15 minutes left on the clock.

75' - Senegal sub: Konate IN, Niang OUT.

80' - Lewandowski shoots at goal and his effort is easily saved by N'Diaye, and the Poland captain is ruled offside.

83' - Poland sub: Bereszynski IN, Piszczek OUT.

85' - Pressure is mounting on the Senegal defence as Poland look to pull one back.

86' - GOAL! Poland 1-2 Senegal. Krychowiak scored with a beautiful header.

87' - Senegal sub: Kouyate IN, N'Diaye OUT.

90' - The fourth official has added four minutes.

FULL-TIME: Poland 1-2 Senegal.


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