Japan, Senegal Battle to 2-2 Draw at 2018 World Cup

Lawrence Kim
June 24, 2018

Keisuke Honda has become the highest scoring Asian player in World Cup history with his fourth goal in the competition coming in a 2-2 draw against Senegal on Sunday.

Neither side could find a victor in the final 10 minutes and had to settle for a share of the spoils, which leaves them joint top of Group H with four points each after two matches.

Cisse told journalists the Poland victory, the top seeded team in the Group "H" injected more adrenaline to the hungry lions which he expects to manifest in the Japan's clash.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane will again captain the Senegal side and he will be partnered by Ismaila Sarr and Mbaye Niang in a three-pronged attack.

And it was Senegal who retook the lead five minutes later as Wague met a ball played across the box and coolly sidefooted into the roof of the net for his first worldwide goal.

Errors from both goalkeepers proved significant as Eiji Kawashima punched onto Mane for Senegal's first, while Khadim N'Diaye flapped at a cross to allow Honda to equalise 12 minutes from time.

Inui then struck the bar from distance after the Senegal defence went AWOL.

Six minutes later, Senegal re-took the lead when a low left-wing cross from Sabaly was met at the back post by Moussa Wague, with the 19-year-old firing the ball into the roof of the net from six-yards out, 2-1.

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