On Monday, the Netherlands defeated African champions Senegal 2-0 in their return to the World Cup stage thanks to goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen. At kickoff, both the injured Sadio Mane of Senegal and Memphis Depay of the Netherlands made it appear as though the Group A match in Doha would conclude in a scoreless draw.
However, with only six seconds left, PSV Eindhoven forward Gakpo sprang in front of Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to head in a floated cross from the left by Frenkie de Jong. Deep into the extra period, substitute Klaassen sealed the victory by scoring after Mendy had stopped Depay, who had also been brought on as a substitute.
The Netherlands and Ecuador, who defeated the hosts Qatar 2-0 in the tournament's opening game on Sunday, are now tied for first place in their group as a result of the outcome.