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Jun 19, 2018 at 4pm UK at ​Otkrytiye Arena (Moskva)
Attendance: 44,190
Poland
1-2
Senegal
FT(HT: 0-1)
Cionek (37' og.), Niang (60')

Team News: Robert Lewandowski leads Poland attack against Senegal

Team News: Robert Lewandowski leads Poland attack
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Robert Lewandowski leads the Poland attack in their World Cup opener against Senegal.

Poland's top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski will lead their attack in their World Cup opener against Senegal.

The Bayern Munich striker will receive support from Jakub Blaszczykowski, Piotr Zielinski and Kamil Grosicki in the final third.

Defender Kamil Glik misses the match through injury, forcing the Poles to line up with a back four, rather than the three-man defence they used in the run-up to the finals.

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny lines up between the sticks for Poland, while Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik has shaken off a minor hand injury to make the first XI.

Senegal, meanwhile, had a selection headache to contend with at the back but have opted to pair Salif Sane with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye has been handed a holding midfield role alongside Villarreal man Alfred N'Diaye, who spent last season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In the final third, Senegal will rely on the talent of Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Torino striker M'Baye Niang to provide the goal threat.

Poland: Szczesny; Piszczek, Pazdan, Cionek, Rybus; Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Zielinski; Grosicki, Milik, Lewandowski
Subs: Jedrzejczyk, Bednarek, Goralski, Linetty, Bialkowski, Teodorczyk, Glik, Peszko, Bereszynski, Kurzawa, Fabianski, Kownacki

Senegal: K.N'Diaye; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Salif Sane, Wague; Gueye, A.N'Diaye; Diouf, Sadio Mane, Sarr; Niang
Subs: Diallo, Mbengue, Kara, Sow, Kouyate, N'Doye, Konate, Sakho, Ndiaye, Keita, Gassama, Gomis

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool34267177205785
2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814

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