epa06836688 Sadio Mane of Senegal (R) and Genki Haraguchi of Japan in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group H preliminary round soccer match between Japan and Senegal in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 24 June 2018.
Sunday Jun 24, 2018. 18:49
Welcome to LIVE coverage of the 2018 World Cup Group H match between Japan and Senegal from the Ekateringburg Arena in Yekaterinburg.
Senegal: K.N'Diaye, Wague, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly, A. N'Diaye, Gueye, P.N'Diaye, Sadio Mane, Niang, I.Sarr.
Japan: Kawashima, Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Hasebe, Kagawa, Haraguchi, Inui, Osako.
Commentary (press F5 to refresh)
All times CAT
1' - The match is underway.
5' - Senegal's Lions of Teranga are doing most of the attacking as they look to grab an early goal.
10' - Alfred N'Diaye has started ahead of Kouyate once again which sees Mane carrying the captain's armband.
11' - GOAL! Japan 0-1 Senegal. Mane scores from close range to hand the Lions of Teranga the lead.
15' - Hasebe tries his luck from range and his effort is blocked inside the Japan box as the Blue Samurai look to respond with a goal.
20' - Japan are pressing as Shibasaki's free-kick is headed away by Senegal defender Sane.
25' - Sane makes another crucial clearance from Japan full-back Nagamoto's cross as the Blue Samurai look to level matters.
30' - It is still 1-0 to Senegal as we reach the half-hour mark.
34' - GOAL! Japan 1-1 Senegal. Inui curls the ball into the bottom corner to restore parity.
35' - Nagamoto did well down the left-hand side, before setting up Inui, who beat Senegal goalkeeper K.N'Diaye with a good finish.
40' - CHANCE! Niang finds himself in a one-on-one situation against Kawashima, who makes a great save to deny the Senegal attacker.
45' - The fourth official has added one minute.
HALF-TIME: Japan 1-1 Senegal.
46' - The second-half is underway.
50' - The Blue Samurai have started well as Osako forces Senegal keeper N'Diaye into a routine save with a header.
55' - Niang beats his marker outside the Japan box and he forces Kawashima into a low save as Senegal look to restore their lead.
59' - CAUTION: Niang (Senegal).
60' - It is still 1-1 here in Russia as we reach the hour-mark.
64' - CLOSE! Inui's hits the crossbar with Senegal keeper N'Diaye rooted to the ground. The Senegal defence was exposed.
65' - Senegal sub: Kouyate IN, A.N'Diaye OUT.
70' - CAUTION: Nagamoto (Japan).
71' - GOAL! Japan 1-2 Senegal. Wague fires home from the blind spot to restore Lions of Teranga's lead.
72' - Japan sub: Honda IN, Kagawa OUT.
75' - Japan sub: Haraguchi IN, Okazaki OUT.
78' GOAL! Japan 2-2 Senegal. Honda fires past N'Diaye with a powerful shot to level matters.
80' - It is end to end stuff as we enter the final minutes of the game.
81' - Senegal sub: N'Doye IN, P.N'Diaye OUT.
85' - Senegal sub: Diouf IN, Niang OUT.
87' - Japan sub: Usami IN, Unui OUT.
90' - The fourth official has added four minutes.
FULL-TIME: Japan 2-2 Senegal.
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