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Plizga puts seal on Poland victory

Published: Sunday 6 February 2011, 23.10CET
Poland 1-0 Moldova
David Plizga made the difference for the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts as his 15th-minute effort found a way past Stanislav Namaşco in the Moldova goal.
by Piotr Kozminski
Plizga puts seal on Poland victory
David Plizga (No20) scored on only his second appearance for Poland ©Cyfrasport
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Published: Sunday 6 February 2011, 23.10CET

Plizga puts seal on Poland victory

Poland 1-0 Moldova
David Plizga made the difference for the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts as his 15th-minute effort found a way past Stanislav Namaşco in the Moldova goal.

David Plizga scored the only goal of the game as UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Poland posted a narrow friendly victory against Moldova in Portugal on Sunday.

Making just his second appearance for his country, Plizga struck after 15 minutes, when Moldova goalkeeper Stanislav Namaşco allowed an ambitious effort from outside the penalty area to slip between his legs and into the net.

Moldova would have already been ahead themselves but for the intervention of Grzegorz Sandomierski, who did well to deny Anatolie Doroş. Indeed Sandomierski, who has been instrumental in Jagiellonia Białystok's surprise rise to the top of the Polish First Division, had an outstanding match, coming to his side's rescue on several occasions.

Though coach Franciszek Smuda's experimental lineup of solely Poland-based players missed chances, with striker Dawid Nowak spurning a particularly good opening, Moldova came away the most frustrated of the two sides after twice threatening a second-half equaliser.

Plizga could have given the scoreline a flattering veneer in the last remaining seconds when clean through on goal, but the Zagłębie Lubin striker was unable to beat Namaşco a second time.

 
Last updated: 06/12/12 2.58CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Moldova

Moldova

SandomierskiGrzegorz Sandomierski (GK)
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
WołąkiewiczHubert Wołąkiewicz
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
Yellow Card0
Substitution77
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
Yellow Card0
KikutMarcin Kikut
BordianVitalie Bordian
CelebanPiotr Celeban
BolohanVadim Bolohan
GolJanusz Gol
CebotaruEugeniu Cebotaru
Substitution53
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
Substitution78
ŢîgîrlaşIgor Ţîgîrlaş
Yellow Card0
Substitution46
PlizgaDavid Plizga
Yellow Card0
Goal15
RacuPetru Racu
Substitution63
PawłowskiSzymon Pawłowski
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
NowakDavid Nowak
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
Substitution63
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution46
PicusciacIgor Picusciac
Substitution59

Substitutes

WilkCezary Wilk
Substitution78
ArmaşIgor Armaş
Substitution77
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
Substitution46
V. AndronicValeriu Andronic
Substitution53
PatrașArtur Patraș
Substitution46
CalincovDenis Calincov
Substitution63
BulgaruSemion Bulgaru
Substitution63
BugaevIgor Bugaev
Substitution59

Coach

Franciszek Smuda (POL) Gavril Balint (ROU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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