Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Poland's mishaps help Senegal claim first African win.

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by an own goal from a Brazilian-born Polish defender and a nightmare moment for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Thiago Cionek stuck out a leg and deflected Idrissa Gueye's wayward shot into the net to give Senegal the lead with game's first shot on target in the 37th minute.

The second goal was even more of a gift for the Lions of Teranga, who were making their first appearance at the World Cup since reaching the quarter-finals in 2002.

By Brian Homewood.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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