Late strikes propel Netherlands to edge Senegal in FIFA WC

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DOHA: Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen struck late to energy the Netherlands to a scintillating 2-Zero victory over Senegal within the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A fixture at Al Thumama Stadium, right here on Monday.

The Netherlands marked their return to the world cup levels in type as they outclassed African champions Senegal to e-book their first triumph within the ongoing mega occasion.

Senegal with out their star participant Sadio Mane, whereas the Netherlands missed their ahead Memphis Depay as a tense Group A encounter between the 2 powerhouses was on the monitor of a goalless draw.

However, with simply six minutes away from the conclusion of regulation time, the Dutch ahead Gakpo broke the shackles and opened the scoring with an astounding header that shocked Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Coming in for Steven Bergwijn within the 79th minute, Klaassen then doubled Netherlands’ lead within the additional time as he struck on the rebound of Mendy’s save off Frenkie de Jong’s cross from the left.

Following their 2-Zero victory over Senegal, the Netherlands stage with Ecuador on prime of the Group A standings, whereas Senegal will tackle Qatar in a must-win encounter.

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