Senegal top group with Poland draw

Poland have squeezed through to the last-16 of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup after a goalless draw with Senegal that sealed top spot in Group A for the west Africans.

The hosts advanced as one of the best third-placed teams, having been leap-frogged by Colombia, who were 6-0 winners against Tahiti in the section’s other fixture.

Poland were roared on throughout by a raucous and partisan Lodz crowd but, despite constructing some promising moves, they struggled to breach a defence that has yet to concede at this Under-20 World Cup.

At the other end, they were indebted to goalkeeper Radowslaw Majecki, who produced an excellent reflex save to deny Ousseynou Niang after superb play on the right from the dynamic Ibrahima Drame.

That was the best of precious few chances in a forgettable match in which neither side needed to gamble to achieve their objectives.


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