Poland vs Senegal: Teranga Lions lift African spirits

Poland enters the World Cup having blasted Lithuania 4-0 and playing to a 2-2 draw with Chile in their most recent friendly matches.

Poland defender Thiago Cionek deflected a poor Idrissa Gueye shot past Wojciech Szczesny after 37 minutes to put the African side ahead.

Senegal on Tuesday became the first African side to secure victory at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup, in Russian Federation after defeating Poland 2-1 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

Robert Lewandowski, who scored 16 goals in qualifying, was left isolated up front, starved of service.

Senegal take advantage of sloppy Poland.

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Poland will take on Senegal in the second encounter of Tuesday.

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In a tightly-fought contest, Thiago Cionek's unfortunate own goal (37) handed Senegal the lead before their advantage was doubled through M'Baye Niang (60), who capitalised on a poor backpass from Grzegorz Krychowiak to score his first global goal. Poland meets Colombia the same day in what could be an unofficial elimination game because a second loss could prove costly in Group H. Both matches can be streamed on fuboTV (Try for free). Poland returned for the first time since 2006.

Krychowiak sent a long ball back from deep inside the Senegal half, Szczesny rushed out of his area to collect the pass but Niang stole in to score to Polish disbelief. Though Poland had more possession, they were restricted to passing the ball backwards and sideways.

The Senegalese team shocked the world in 2002 by defeating then-reigning champions France in the opening match of group stage play and advancing to the knockout stage. Poland is ranked eighth, and six of the top eight teams in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings have failed to win their openers - Belgium and France are the exceptions.

At Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Aliou Cisse's outfit will face the White and Reds in Group H, which also features Japan and Colombia.

Poland: Midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski started limping midway through the first half and his right calf was treated just before the restart that led to the goal.

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