Lewandowski frustrated in Poland World Cup loss

Jun 22, 2018, 11:37
Lewandowski frustrated in Poland World Cup loss

Senegal fans at the World Cup.

In a match billed as a straight fight between super-strikers Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane, neither scored but Liverpool striker Mane set up Idrissa Gueye for the shot that took a wicked deflection off Cionek, leaving Szczesny totally wrong-footed in the Polish goal for Senegal's opener on 37 minutes.

Cisse said Liverpool's Mane, fresh from scoring 10 goals in the Champions League, was already among the elite strikers at football's showpiece in Russian Federation.

Poland's and Senegal's soccer teams would do well to chase history.

In the video, the football fans were seen picking up trash, packets of wafers, can bottles, food items, etc, from under the seats and packing it up in garbage bags.

If Poland doesn't advance out of the group and Senegal does, the confusing play may turn out to be a critical moment in this World Cup.

Senegal is making its second World Cup appearance.

"Today we all abided by the instructions we were given and we are very proud".

But while their two goals carried more than an element of fortune, Senegal were much the better side, looking controlled in midfield and more dynamic in attack, and that's what appeared to irk the Bayern Munich forward the most.

Poland and Senegal round off the first round of World Cup group fixtures on Tuesday evening as both sides look to make a positive start to Group H.

Cisse said the whole of Africa was closely monitoring the progress of Senegal.

The Poles finally got their reward four minutes from time as Krychowiak steered a fine header across N'Diaye into the far corner of the net from a free-kick, but it was too little too late. "We managed really well to get them out of their comfort zone in the first half".

"We saw the other African teams lose their first games and it gave us power to play for Africa", unused substitute Diafra Sakho said.

Africans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation have been wearing forlorn faces after four of their five teams lost.

"We simply lacked quality in the first half and made unnecessary mistakes", Poland coach Adam Nawalka said. His hard work earned the goal he deserved, which was also the eventual match victor for his side.

Hours after Egypt's loss, Morocco lost 0-1 to Iran at Saint Petersburg in a Group B match, through Aziz Bouhaddouz's own goal in the fifth minute of added time.

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