Senegal picked up a 2-1 victory against Poland at Spartak Stadium, Moscow on Tuesday (19/06/2018). Thiago Cionek’s own goal and Mbaye Niang’s goal became a decisive victory for Senegal. Poland once replied by Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Senegal are playing well in this match. Despite losing control of the ball with a record 43 percent of football, they appear effective with two shots on target results from eight experiments. Poland also twice fired a shot on target, resulting from 10 shoots.
With this victory, Senegal became the only African team to win on Matchday 1 of the 2018 World Cup. There is a high confidence they will advance from the group phase. Therefore, the Senegalese coach, Cisse Aliou, admits that he is getting a lot of support from all over Africa.
“We can control the game tactically and emotionally.This victory means that we enter the competition in the best way, but we know that the game against Japan will be difficult,” Cisse said on the FIFA website.
“I guarantee that all of Africa supports us, I get phone calls from anywhere, we are proud to represent Africa,” he added.