Russia 2018: Late Senegal error see them draw 2-2 with Japan

By Mutala Yakubu
Senegal draw 2-2 with Japan in Russia 2018
Senegal draw 2-2 with Japan in Russia 2018

A late error saw Senegal draw 2-2 with Japan in an epic game in the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Both teams knew a win would send them to the next stage of the competition and came out strong from the onset.
It was the Teranga Lions of Senegal that open the scoring first.

A long floated ball into the Japanese box saw them failing to properly clearand the goalkeeper parried the ball against Sadio Mane to give Senegal the lead in the 11th minute.

The Japanese knowing they were behind upped their game and were a bit more urgent.

A defence-splitting pass was played to Nagatomo who set up Takashi Inui to level things up for Japan in the 34th minute to make it 1-1.

Both teams searched for a second but failed to get it as the first half ended.

Senegal had to wait till the 71st minute to score their second when Moussa Wague blasted a shot from a tight angle into the net.

Senegal failed to hold onto the lead as a goalkeeping error allowed Japanese substitute, Keisuke Honda, to make it 2-2.

Read also: Russia 2018: Kane scores a hat-trick as England beat Panama 6-1

The last group games will be crucial for both sides as they currently have four points each.

Ghana News: Latest sports news in Ghana