Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: FIFA World Cup: Cody Gakpo and Davy Klassen scored late as the Netherlands sealed a clinical win over…

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights
Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: FIFA World Cup: Cody Gakpo and Davy Klassen scored late as the Netherlands sealed a clinical win over Senegal on Monday. Gakpo broke the deadlock with six minutes left on the clock, before Klassen tapped in a late goal in stoppage time. Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN & Watch FIFA WC LIVE Streaming on JioCinema. 

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Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

Netherlands scored twice in the final minutes through Cody Gakpo and substitute Davy Klaassen to beat Senegal 2-0 in their World Cup Group A match at Al Thumama Stadium on Monday.

The Dutch, who missed out on the 2018 World Cup, looked to be heading for a scrappy goalless draw after wasting several chances but man-of-the-match Gakpo beat goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to nod in Frenkie De Jong’s cross with the back of his head.

Klaassen then pounced on a weak Mendy save to score on the rebound nine minutes into stoppage time.

The Dutch join Ecuador, 2-0 winners over hosts Qatar on Sunday, on three points, with the top two meeting on Friday.

“It was a difficult game and we were not careful with the ball,” said Gakpo. “I think we can do a lot better but the victory obviously gives us a good feeling.”

“We were clearly in search of a goal and eventually we got it,” he said.

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

The 23-year-old, who has now scored three times in his last four internationals, had their first opportunity after four minutes but tried to square the ball to Steven Bergwijn instead of going for goal.

That was followed by a Daley Blind header at the far post that flew wide before Steven Berghuis sent Bergwijn through and he laid the ball off for the unmarked De Jong in the box.

The midfielder took far too long to release the ball, however, and his effort was blocked.

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 tried to sneak one past goalkeeper Andries Noppert, making his Dutch debut, from a tight angle.

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

Senegal had a bit more possession in the second half but despite the relentless drumming from their small fan group in the stands they could not find the back of the net.

To make matters worse, Cheikhou Kouyate had to be taken off injured before Gakpo sneaked in to snatch the opening goal.

Klaassen made sure of the points with a tap-in in stoppage time after Mendy palmed a Memphis Depay shot into his path.

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.

Senegal XI (4-3-3): Eduoard Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Nampalys Mendy, Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Abdou Cissse, Krepin Diatta, Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia

Netherlands XI (3-4-1-2): Andries Noppert, Daley Blind, Nathan Ake, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Denzel Dumfries, Steven Berghuis, Frenkie de Jong, Steven Bergwijn, Cody Gakpo, Vincent Janssen

Senegal vs Netherlands Highlights: Cody Gakpo, Davy Klassen score as Netherlands seal late 2-0 win over Senegal in FIFA World Cup opener- Watch Highlights

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