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The Senegalese fans prepare for the game. © Odd Andersen/imago

In the second game of Group A, Senegal meets the Netherlands. Will the African champions deliver without Sadio Mané? The live ticker for the preliminary round game.

1st minute: Let’s start with the second game of group A! The Dutch kick off and initially keep the ball in their own ranks.

WHISTLE

World Cup 2022: Senegal – Netherlands 0:0 (-:-)

Lineup Senegal: E. Mendy – Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Cissé – Kouyaté – N. Mendy, I. Gueye – I. Sarr, Dia, Diatta
Lineup Netherlands: Noppert – Dumfries, de Ligt, van Dijk, Aké, Blind – Berghuis, F. de Jong, Gakpo – Janssen, Bergwijn
Gates:

Update from November 21, 4:52 p.m.: Bonds coach Louis van Gaal had kept a secret about his choice of goalkeeper until the very end. Now the 71-year-old has announced his line-up. Andries Noppert made a surprise start in goal, the 28-year-old from SC Heerenveen making his debut for the national team. He was preferred to Justin Bijlow and Remko Pasveer.

Update from November 21, 4:45 p.m.: Fifteen minutes until Group A’s second game kicks off. Ecuador had already taken their first three points yesterday evening, and both Senegal and the Netherlands now want to follow suit.

Matthijs de Ligt during the warm-up before the World Cup duel against Senegal.
Matthijs de Ligt during the warm-up before the World Cup duel against Senegal. © Pro Shots/imago

Update, 4:30 p.m.: Now the lineups of the two teams are here! FC Bayern professional Matthijs de Ligt starts with the Netherlands, with Senegal starting Abdou Diallo from RB Leipzig.

First report:

Doha – The first game of Group A came on Sunday night when the Ecuador national team beat hosts Qatar 2-0. On Monday afternoon, the second duel of the first matchday will take place when the Senegalese national team meets the Netherlands. Before the extremely difficult game against the Oranje-Kicker, the injured Senegal star Sadio Mané encouraged his team.

Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk (left) meets Leipzig's Abdou Diallo on Monday evening.
Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk (left) meets Leipzig’s Abdou Diallo on Monday evening. © Sebastian Frej/Pro Shots/imago

World Cup 2022: Senegal against the Netherlands – injured Sadio Mané encourages his team

“I’m sure the lions will go above and beyond and treat every game as a real final,” Africa’s footballer of the year said on Instagram. The pro of FC Bayern Munich had injured his right fibula head in the Bundesliga game against Werder Bremen and had to cancel his participation in the World Cup.

The 30-year-old had a successful operation in Innsbruck last Thursday. “Thank god the midweek surgery went well and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all and express my appreciation,” wrote Mané, who is now out for about three months.

World Cup 2022: Senegal against the Netherlands – three Bundesliga professionals included

Now the “Lions of Teranga” have to do without him in their third appearance at the World Cup. At the Al Thumama Stadium, Mané’s teammate Matthijs de Ligt will appear from the start, the Munich central defender is expected in the starting XI.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong could also start on right-back. The Senegalese also have a second in RB Leipzig’s Abdou Diallo Bundesliga-professional in their ranks.

World Cup 2022: Senegal against the Netherlands – Memphis Depay is also missing

The Dutch are also missing a playmaker-type player in Memphis Depay. Of the former FC Bayern coach and current bond coach Louis van Gaal commented on this circumstance dryly: “We have to do without Depay, they are here without Sadio Mané. Compensating for this becomes the task for the game”. How well this works will be shown from 5 p.m. (ajr)

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