Japan and Senegal’s ambition to confirm their passage into the knock out stage of World Cup 2014 this weekend got halted as neither teams were able to do it.
Winning their first game, both teams acknowledged that another win can help them secure that spot in the knock out stage
That situation triggered both teams into putting in an aggressive approach since kick off and it was Colombia that got things going as they broke the dead lock on 11 minutes through Sadio Mane.
Japan did not plan on giving things up as they pour forward vigorously in search for an equalizing goal, which they eventually got on 34 minutes from Takashi Inui’s effort.
Nothing changed much in the second half as both teams were still determined in getting goals and possibly grabbing all three points.
The African outfit once again found themselves ahead when Moussa Wague scored on 71 minutes, but that lead lasted less than 10 minutes as Keisuke Honda netted the equalizing goal for the Blue Samurai on 78 minutes.
Despite their efforts in the remaining minutes of that game, neither sides were able to score that important winning goal and must settle for a point on their second game.
The 2-2 result still opens up everything for both teams, even their shot of not advancing into the next stage, depending on results of Colombia’s encounter against Poland.