Meantime, Brazilian-born defender Thiago Cionek became the first Polish player to score an own-goal at a World Cup when he deflected a goal-bound effort into his own net to give Senegal a lead they never relinquished.
However, the actions of the Senegalese and Japanese fans following the victory has given the football world plenty of joy and their counterparts from other countries flawless role models.
Another record that was broken in the same game was that Japan became the first Asian nation to beat a South American nation in world cup history after seventeen previous attempts by the Asian nations.
"But their fans instead of celebrating minutes after the game are responsible for cleaning their sector before leaving #Respect". And while fans aren't psyched about the own goals, at least some of them are happy to clean up their own mess.
Japan bested Colombia before Senegal beat Poland in separate Group H matches on Tuesday.
Japan-based soccer journalist Scott McIntyre is following the team across Russian Federation, and told the BBC such cleanliness is to be expected from the fans. People say that football is a reflection of culture.
Even after Japan came out on top 2-1 in a stunning win, several Japanese fans stayed behind to pick up litter left behind at the stadium, BBC reports. We want to show that all other sporting events, including football in Japan, are also clean. Seeing the famous Japanese fence known as the Samurai Blue Fans, it did not look ashamed at all.
Senegal's fans were not the only ones winning praise on social media for their sense of social responsibility.
According to the Japanese Embassy in Moscow, Takamado would also travel to Yekaterinburg to watch Japan play Senegal on Sunday and where she will take part in a seminar on traditional Kyudo archery.