Senegal’s Lions out to seal last-16 berth against Japan

Japan pulled off the greatest offside trap in history against Senegal

Sadio Mane got the opening goal as Senegal were held to a 2-2 draw by Japan in their second group game of the World Cup on Sunday.

Twice, Senegal took the lead - first, through Sadio Mane in the 11th minute and, after Takashi Inui had equalised for Japan, Moussa Wague looked to have won it with his 71st minute strike.

With Japan and Senegal both winning their opening games, victory for either would virtually seal a place in the last 16 in Russian Federation. "I am sure we can deal with him but with the contribution that Mane can make, it might be possible to mark him one on one or even three on one".

"It is very important to neutralise Mane but we did a pretty good job in dulling his threat, but what we were more anxious about was the impact he has on other Senegal players". "We can't underestimate the Japanese team that played very well". "We started this game well".

But Honda, the former AC Milan midfielder who had only been on the pitch six minutes, hit a deserved late equaliser to become the first Japanese to score at three different World Cups (2010, 2014 and 2018).

While he is known for his quiet outward demeanor, the man of the match in Japan's win over the 10-man Colombians in Saransk has a powerful presence within the Samurai Blue squad, according to his teammates.

Aliou Cisse, the coach of Senegal and the captain of the 2002 team that reached the quarterfinals, said his team needs to be more aggressive.

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After a sluggish first half against Colombia, despite having a man advantage, Japan's energy picked up and they used the ball much better after the break.

Japan's Gen Shoji celebrates their second goal scored by Keisuke Honda against Senegal at Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Japan play Poland in Volgograd.

"But after that I think we did pretty well". "But he is a good guy and I appreciate him, he is just very, very professional and I know he will be doing his very best tomorrow - as will I".

Wague is now the youngest African scorer at a World Cup.

Aside from heading home the victor against Colombia, Osako was instrumental in Japan's opening goal, beating his man and forcing a save that rebounded to teammate Shinji Kagawa, whose subsequent shot was handled by defender Carlos Sanchez.

"We have a decisive game coming up", Mane said.

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