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Poland see off Argentina in Warsaw

Published: Sunday 5 June 2011, 19.20CET
Poland 2-1 Argentina
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts' preparations for next summer's finals continued with a victory, Argentina's second successive defeat in a week.
Poland see off Argentina in Warsaw
Adrian Mierzejewski opened the scoring for Poland ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

PolandArgentina

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
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Published: Sunday 5 June 2011, 19.20CET

Poland see off Argentina in Warsaw

Poland 2-1 Argentina
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts' preparations for next summer's finals continued with a victory, Argentina's second successive defeat in a week.

Poland 2-1 Argentina
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts triumphed in Warsaw courtesy of goals from Adrian Mierzejewski and Paweł Brożek.

Sergio Batista's team were beaten by Nigeria in midweek and, missing the likes of Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tévez, found themselves behind again in Warsaw to Mierzejewski's first-half goal. Marco Ruben levelled the scores just after the interval but Paweł Brożek struck midway through the second period to wrap up victory for Franciszek Smuda's side.

It was his charges who had the first notable attempt on goal of the match, Mierzejewki's free-kick comfortably saved by Adrián Gabbarini. The Argentina keeper could not deny the same player 12 minutes later, however, Mierzejewki pouncing on Federico Fazio's defensive lapse and finishing with a powerful shot.

"I waited a while for my first goal as it was already my 11th match for Poland," said the scorer. "It is nice I finally managed to do it. Of course, Argentina were without their best players, but it is still Argentina." The south Americans were fortunate not to be two behind just after the half-hour, Kamil Grosicki heading over.

Poland were made to pay for their profligacy when Ruben beat Wojciech Szczęsny, but they regained their lead on 67 minutes, substitue Brożek finishing off some fine interplay with a neat finish. Poland play another friendly, against France, on Thursday.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Argentina

Argentina

SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
GabbariniAdrian Gabbarini (GK)
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
Yellow Card90
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
FazioFederico Fazio
Substitution46
MurawskiRafał Murawski
Yellow Card22
Substitution76
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
Substitution46
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
CabralAlejandro Cabral
Substitution68
DudkaDariusz Dudka
BolattiMario Bolatti
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
Goal26
Substitution80
BertoloNicolàs Bertolo
Substitution46
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Goal47
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Yellow Card84
Substitution89
PiattiPablo Piatti
Substitution78
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Substitution56
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo

Substitutes

MatuszczykAdam Matuszczyk
Substitution76
BottinelliJonathan Bottinelli
Substitution46
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution80
InsúaEmiliano Insúa
Substitution46
KlichMateusz Klich
Substitution89
FormicaMauro Formica
Substitution68
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek
Substitution56
Goal67
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution46
Yellow Card90
GaitánNicolás Gaitán
Substitution78

Coach

Franciszek Smuda (POL) Sergio Batista (ARG)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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