DOHA: Netherlands are up and running in the World Cup but it took two late goals to bring Louis van Gaal’s team a 2-0 victory over African champions Senegal in Group A f the finals in Al Thumama.

Cody Gakpo broke the deadlock in the 84th minute to underline his value. The 23year-old PSV Eindhoven winger has been involved in four goals in his last four matches for the Dutch with three goals and one assist.

Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen wrapped up the points in the ninth minute of stoppage time when he pounced after Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy fumbled a shot from Memphis Depay.