Japan fought back twice against Senegal to earn a 2-2 draw in an entertaining Group H match in Yekaterinburg on Sunday.
Senegal striker Sadio Mane gave his side the lead 11 minutes into the game after Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima saved an effort from Mane's teammate Youssouf Sabaly but punched the ball straight into the legs of the Senegalese forward.
Japan equalized before the half-time break with midfielder Takashi Inui curling the ball into the bottom right corner thanks to the assist from Yuto Nagatomo.
Moussa Wague put his side back in front in the 71st minute, smashing the ball into the roof of the net and leaving the goalkeeper with no chance following a backheel from M'Baye Niang.
However, the advantage did not last long as substitute Keisuke Honda found another equalizer and in the process became the first Japanese player to score at three World Cup’s.
Japan and Senegal both won their opening matches at the World Cup 2-1 and are currently top of Group H with four points.
A draw for both sides in their final group games will see Senegal and Japan through to the round of 16.