Senegal began their 2018 World Cup campaign on a winning note after defeating Poland 2-1 at Otkritie Arena on Tuesday.
Thiago Cionek’s own goal gave the Teranga Lions a first half lead before Mbaye Niang doubled the lead for the Africans.
Despite Grzegorz Krychowiak reducing the deficit in the 86th minute, Aliou Cisse’s men held their nerves to secure a very vital victory.
As usual, football fans took to Twitter to celebrate Senegal’s commanding win against the Whites and Reds, with Demba Ba and Yannick Bolasie sharing thoughts.
Senegal can feeeeel it 🔥 🇸🇳 — Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) June 19, 2018
This is the true spirit of African football. Thumbs up #SEN and hope this victory will inspire Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. An African team for the semis. RT if you believe #POLSEN #NokiaMobileOnAndroid — Mutiu Adepoju (@MutiuAdepoju8) June 19, 2018
50% - Senegal are one of just eight countries to have won at least half of their World Cup games (3/6), and they are the only African nation to do so. Lions. #SEN #POLSEN #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/oofB2oEMdW — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 19, 2018