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Senegal’s second goal was camouflage at its best

Wojciech Szczesny was the only Poland player who spotted the danger

The Poland squad clearly aren’t blessed with peripheral vision.

On first view, Senegal’s second goal in their Group H clash against Poland seemed like a comedy of errors from the latter.

It turns out, it was a comedy of errors, Poland however just didn’t even realise that they were making them.


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M’Baye Niang had been off the pitch receiving treatment for an injury, before he returned to the action and took advantage of Poland failing to spot him.

The referee can be seen waving Niang back onto the pitch

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The referee can be seen waving Niang back onto the pitch

Grzegorz Krychowiak unknowingly launched the ball back without realising Niang was active in play

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Grzegorz Krychowiak unknowingly launched the ball back without realising Niang was active in play

Thiago Cionek didn’t see the striker making his way to the ball

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Thiago Cionek didn’t see the striker making his way to the ball

Szczesny was the only one who spotted the danger and rushed out to try and stop Niang

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Szczesny was the only one who spotted the danger and rushed out to try and stop Niang

The striker was left with an open goal after the calamitous moments

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The striker was left with an open goal after the calamitous moments

Robert Lewandowski led his side’s protests after the goal, but the Poland Captain had no real case to put forward.

The goal was a very, very sneaky one, however it was perfectly legitimate.

Senegal’s green kit inadvertently helped Niang blend into the pitch and sneak in behind enemy-lines.

So, maybe this will be a tactic implemented by other teams in the future, green kits for everyone?

Unfortunately for Nigeria, they won’t be quite as discreet in their latest World Cup kit.

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