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Lewandowski strikes again as Poland down Norway

Published: Wednesday 9 February 2011, 22.30CET
Poland 1-0 Norway
Robert Lewandowski's tenth goal for the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts settled their friendly fixture in Faro, Portugal.
Lewandowski strikes again as Poland down Norway
Robert Lewandowski hits the winner against Norway ©Cyfrasport

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Published: Wednesday 9 February 2011, 22.30CET

Lewandowski strikes again as Poland down Norway

Poland 1-0 Norway
Robert Lewandowski's tenth goal for the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts settled their friendly fixture in Faro, Portugal.

Poland 1-0 Norway
UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Poland secured a second 1-0 win in the space of four days with Robert Lewandowski's powerful strike ensuring they got the better of Norway in Faro, Portugal.

After a side shorn of foreign-based stars beat Moldova 1-0 on Sunday, Poland coach Franciszek Smuda had his full squad to choose from against Norway, but they survived an early scare when John Carew headed just wide. The Poles scored the only goal of the game on 19 minutes, however, with Lewandowski's long-range effort catching Jon Knudsen by surprise in the Norway goal.

It was the Borussia Dortmund player's tenth international goal and further cemented the 22-year-old's reputation as his nation's finest striking prospect in many years.

Norway hit back and came close two minutes before the break when Brede Hangeland headed just off target. They were also in the ascendant after the interval, with John Arne Riise testing Wojciech Szczęsny twice in the space of five minutes around the hour mark. Poland weathered the pressure, though, and the Arsenal FC goalkeeper, earning his second cap, was not significantly tested thereafter.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Norway

Norway

SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
GłowackiArkadiusz Głowacki
RuudEspen Ruud
GlikKamil Glik
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
HangelandBrede Hangeland
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
WæhlerKjetil Wæhler
Substitution59
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
Yellow Card58
Substitution79
HusekleppErik Huseklepp
Substitution77
MurawskiRafał Murawski
Substitution88
HaugerHenning Hauger
Substitution46
MatuszczykAdam Matuszczyk
Substitution90
TetteyAlexander Tettey
Substitution46
DudkaDariusz Dudka
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
Substitution87
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Goal18
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
JeleńIreneusz Jeleń
Substitution64
CarewJohn Carew
Substitution59

Substitutes

GuerreiroRoger Guerreiro
Substitution79
DemidovVadim Demidov
Substitution59
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
Substitution88
MoldskredMorten Moldskred
Substitution77
GolJanusz Gol
Substitution90
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Substitution46
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Substitution64
JenssenRuben Yttergård Jenssen
Substitution46
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
Substitution87
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution59

Coach

Franciszek Smuda (POL) Egil Olsen (NOR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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