Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen struck late to earn the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Senegal in their Group A opener. The sides had struggled to break the deadlock, with the Dutch failing to produce an effort on target from seven attempts....CONTINUE READING
But PSV winger Gakpo nodded Frenkie de Jong’s delivery past Edouard Mendy with just six minutes remaining to kickstart Louis van Gaal’s side in Qatar.
Senegal, without injured talisman Sadio Mane, went close in response through Bamba Dieng but Klaassen slotted an injury-time second to seal the points.
Senegal produced a good account of themselves before a late collapse, mainly due to goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s two errors which saw them lose 2-0 to the Netherlands on Monday.
It was a disappointing end to a game that the Teranga Lions looked like they would get a point, after keeping the Dutch at bay for most of the contest.
Chelsea and Senegalese goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy flopped by not being able to punch the ball and it resulted to Gakpo heading home for Van Gala’s men.
The Chelsea goalkeeper flopped once again in the second goal for Netherlands as he was not able to catch a shot and resulted to Klaassen scoring on the stroke of 90 minutes. Senegal will be hoping to redeem themselves when they face host nation, Qatar on Friday