Sadio Mane-Less Senegal lose to Netherlands in  World Cup

Sadio Mane-Less Senegal lose to Netherlands in World Cup

Late Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen goals give Netherlands victory against Senegal in their Group A encounter on Monday, November 21st, 2022 at the Al Thumama Stadium

The Dutch Erdevise 24 times champions PSV Eindhoven winger Gakpo made a perfectly timed run to head home a beautifully weighted cross from La Liga side Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The 36 record Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Klaassen tapped home to seal the win deep into injury time.

The African champions were badly missing injured talisman Sadio Mane and did not manage a shot on target until the 65th minute when Boulaye Dia’s tried to sneak one past goalkeeper Andries Noppert, making his Dutch debut, from a tight angle.

The Dutch are now undefeated in 16 matches under coach Louis van Gaal. They also stretched an unbeaten record in their opening game at World Cups that dates back to 1938.

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