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Sunday, 24 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Japan 2-2 Senegal, Sadio Mane Scores (Details & Facts)

Japan twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 against draw against Group H rivals Senegal with both sides still hopeful of qualifying for the last 16.

Having both won their opening matches, they faced off in  Ekaterinburg and was a chance for either nation to seal a place in the knockout stages.

But a 2-2 draw means they still have to wait for their final game to try and qualify from the group.

Senegal started brightly and took the lead deservedly with only ten minutes on the clock courtesy of a goal by Sadio Mane.

Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague had twice put Senegal ahead, only for Japan to respond on both occasions as Takashi Inui and substitute Keisuke Honda equalised.

Neither side could produce a late goal to secure all three points but with Japan facing Poland next and Senegal to play Colombia - both teams know its all in their hands now.


4 - Keisuke Honda is now the top-scoring Asian player in World Cup history, netting four goals in nine total appearances in the competition. Icon.

1954 - This World Cup has been the longest without a goalless draw from the start since 1954, when none of the 26 games finished 0-0. Answered.

14 - Senegal haven't lost any of the previous 14 international matches that Sadio Mané has scored in, winning nine games and drawing the other five. Catalyst.

3 - Senegal have won three of their six World Cup matches, giving them the best win rate of any African nation to play in the competition (50%). Expression.

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