DESPITE scoring their first goal of the tournament, 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar remain bottom of Group A with zero points, after losing 3-1 to Senegal on Friday.
Senegalese Boulaye Dia opened the scoreboard in the 41st minute – 11 minutes after receiving a yellow card.
Senegal added another in the second half as a solid header from Famara Diedhiou bulged the net from a corner kick by Ismail Jakobs.
In the 78th minute, Qatar had their first cause for celebration since the tournament began, when Mohammed Muntari pulled a goal back.
But any hope of an equaliser was shattered just six minutes later as Ahmadou Bamba Dieng made it 3-1 to Senegal.
Although he did not get a clean sheet, Senegal goalkeeper and award-winning Chelsea FC goalkeeper Edouard Mendy displayed a masterclass performance with a string of saves.
Senegal now sit in third place in Group A. Group leaders Netherlands and second-placed Ecuador face each other in the third game of the day.