Senegal became the first African team ti register a victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after beating Poland 2-1 in the opening fixture.

An own goal from Thiago Cionek and a second-half tap in from M’Baye Niang gave Senegal a two-goal lead and although Grzegorz Krychowiak halved the deficit late on, Aliou Cisse’s Lions of Teranga held on for victory.

Senegal go level on points with Japan who had registered a surprise 2-1 victory over Colombia earlier on.