In a very exciting FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H match, Japan draws match with Senegal 2-2. In the match with ups and downs, both the teams played with equality. Although the Senegalese players tried their best to take advantage of their physical strength and made many fouls against Japan, despite all this they could not put up the fight in their own favor.
In their respective first matches, Japan had defeated Colombia and Senegal had defeated Poland.
In the 11th minute of the game, due to the mistake of Japan’s defender and goalkeeper, Senegal got the opportunity to open their goal account in the match. Youssouf Sabaly’s effort was saved by Japan’s goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima. But the ball was lost by him while holding the ball in the goal post. Then the Senegalese star player Sadio Mané completed the goal.
In the 34th minute, Japan equals Senegal in the match. Takashi Inui, on the pass from Yuto Nagatomo, scored the first goal from Japan in the match.
The score was 1-1 at halftime. After halftime, in the 58th minute of the game, Japan’s Makoto Makoto Hasebe tried to stop Embassy Niyog wrongly, causing Hasebe injury and his nose started bleeding. Soon physio had to take him out of the field for treatment.
After this, in the 71st minute of the game, Moussa Wague scored the second goal for Senegal and score was 2-1. However, after 7 minutes, Japan’s Keisuke Honda scored the goal to equalize his team to 2-2 and this score remained intact till the end.
Interesting Number games:
- Musa Wague has scored 2 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on behalf of Senegal. He scored his second goal in this match only.
- 4 times, Japan and Senegal have clashed in international matches, in which this is the second draw match. Senegal has won the other two matches.