Another terrible performance from Qatar resulted in a loss and very likely elimination from the World Cup, but at least home crowd supporters inside a half-full Al Thumama Stadium had some solace: they got to witness their team score.
Qatar made World Cup history this afternoon by scoring their first goal in the competition, but if the Netherlands defeat Ecuador, they would be eliminated after scoring just two goals.
If it occurs, Felix Sanchez’s team would be the first to host the World Cup and will be eliminated after two games.
Senegal was secure than in their opening setback to the Dutch, grabbing the lead via Boulaye Dia after capitalising on a huge mistake in the Qatari defence.
After the interval, ex-Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou blasted home an incredible header to extend their lead.
Although Mohammed Muntari gave the hosts hope late on, Bamba Dieng assured the points would go to Senegal, vastly improving their chances of reaching the last 16.