FIFA 2018: England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama

How Senegal’s masterful tactics led to victory over Poland

How Senegal’s masterful tactics led to victory over Poland

After scoring his first worldwide goal, which proved to be a decisive second for Senegal against Poland, M'Baye Niang said that the story is still not over as they have a lot more to achieve.

Cisse and his men are now dreaming of a repeat of their run to the quarter-finals in 2002 - he captained that team.

- Despite failing to score against Senegal in Poland's opening match, Lewandowski has netted 21 goals in his last 16 appearances for his national team. Nine players made their World Cup debuts against Tunisia, and over half the team is 25 or younger.

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (SPAL), Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya).

Senegal: N'Diaye, Wague, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly, Sarr, N'Diaye, Gueye, Niang, Mane, Diouf.

The Asian outfit had the benefit of facing a 10-man Columbia side for 87 minutes in their opener after Carlos Sanchez was red-carded, but they are a quality side.

The 28-year-old was bought in the offseason by Werder, a club which gained a high profile in Japan in the 1980s as the home of midfielder Yasuhiko Okudera, one of the first Japanese to have success Europe, and whose career also included a stint with Koln.

It was simply a case of Senegal being up for the game and Poland not.

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Over-reliant on Lionel Messi, who missed a penalty in the draw with Iceland and failed to register a single shot on target in the 3-0 defeat to Croatia, Sampaoli has been unable to get the best out of top performers like Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuaín, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala.

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There's very little to separate all four teams in this group, and it should be a fascinating evening.

It's your final chance to watch three games in one night at this World Cup but that is a source of joy rather than despair.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scored twice for the second game in succession Saturday, after the 3-0 win against Panama, to join Cristiano Ronaldo on four goals at the top of the race for the top scorer's Golden Boot.

Not so with Senegal: they were disciplined throughout, they kept it tight and compact and never allowed the Poles to play through the lines.

The forward ended the match with a pass accuracy of 83% with 1 shot, 2 key passes and 52 touches.

Senegal picked up the most bookings. "But overall, the most important analysis is that the 11 of us got three points".

The results in Group H have been one of the most surprising in the World Cup with the underdogs winning both opening ties.

England takes on Panama in Group G, while Senegal take on Japan in Group H. The other Group H clash will see Poland take on Colombia.

Senegal and Japan are now the only two sides with points in Group H.

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