Amadou Sagna scored an excellent hat-trick, including a historic goal, as Senegal kicked off their 2019 FIFAU20WC with a 3-0 defeat of Tahiti at Lublin Stadium, Poland.
Flawless start from 🇸🇳 @FootballSenegal in Group A thanks to hat-trick hero Amadou Sagna ⚽️⚽️⚽️#U20WC
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) May 23, 2019
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Sagna’s first goal took just 9.6 seconds, the fastest goal ever in FIFA U20 World Cup history, as the Young Lions of Teranga ran Tahiti rags in their opening game of the 2019 edition in Poland.
He doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark before completing his hat-trick in five minutes into the second half in a game the Senegalese dominated from start to finish.
Up next for the Young Lions is a tricky tie against Colombia, who saw off the hosts, Poland 2-0 in the other group game, on May 26.
Elsewhere, Italy defeated Mexico 2-1 thanks to goals from Davide Frattesi and Luca Raineri.
Roberto de la Rosa had given Mexico hope when his header cancelled out Frattesi’s opener, before Raineri sealed the win for the Italians.
In the other group B game, Japan and Ecuador shared the spoils after a 1-1 draw.
Italy takes on Ecuador next, while Japan battle Mexico.
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