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Poland pegged back by Ecuador

Published: Wednesday 13 October 2010, 0.18CET
Ecuador 2-2 Poland
Christian Benítez struck 12 minutes from time to deny Poland a first win in eight games in a friendly played in Montreal, Canada.
Poland pegged back by Ecuador
Ebi Smolarek was on target for Poland ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

EcuadorPoland

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
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Published: Wednesday 13 October 2010, 0.18CET

Poland pegged back by Ecuador

Ecuador 2-2 Poland
Christian Benítez struck 12 minutes from time to deny Poland a first win in eight games in a friendly played in Montreal, Canada.

Ecuador 2-2 Poland
Christian Benítez struck 12 minutes from time as Ecuador denied Poland their first win in eight games in a friendly in Montreal, Canada.

Two goals in nine minutes midway through the second half from Euzebiusz Smolarek and Ludovic Obraniak had swung the match in Poland's favour after Benítez's opener on 32 minutes. The Birmingham City FC striker was not done, however, heading in to make it 2-2 and leave Franciszek Smuda's side without a win since March.

"I am glad we scored twice, but very angry that we conceded two stupid goals," said Smuda, whose team drew 2-2 with the United States on Saturday. "It is good that we did not lose the games, but we still have a lot to do. I am happy about Ludovic Obraniak, though. In two games he had three assists and one goal and he is not at his peak – he can give the team much more."

There were positive signs early on as Hubert Wołąkiewicz rattled the crossbar but Ecuador were always a threat going forward. Joffre Guerrón's header was chalked off for offside but there was no reprieve when Przemysław Tytoń could only parry Christian Noboa's shot as far as Benítez, who fired in.

Smolarek went close with a header before half-time and just after the hour he equalised after Ecuador failed to react to Obraniak's clever free-kick. Provider turned scorer when Obraniak rifled in but Benítez had the last word, denying Poland on a day where captain Michał Żewłakow earned his 101st cap, surpassing Grzegorz Lato's record.

 
Last updated: 01/12/12 22.59CET

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Lineups

Ecuador

Ecuador

Poland

Poland

Máximo Banguera                                   Máximo Banguera (GK)
TytońPrzemysław Tytoń (GK)
Jayro Campos                                      Jayro Rolando Campos León
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow (C)
Luis Checa                                        Luis Armando Checa Villamar
WołąkiewiczHubert Wołąkiewicz
SaritamaLuis Saritama
MierzejewskiŁukasz Mierzejewski
NoboaChristian Noboa
GlikKamil Glik
Tilson Minda                                      Tilson Oswaldo Minda Suscal
Yellow Card72
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
Substitution61
AyoviWalter Ayovi
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
Substitution81
Michael Arroyo                                    Michael Antonio Arroyo Mina
SmolarekEbi Smolarek
Goal60
Substitution68
Juan Carlos ParedesJuan Carlos Paredes
MurawskiRafał Murawski
Joffre Guerrón                                    Joffre David Guerrón Méndez
Substitution84
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
Goal70
BenitezChristian Benitez
Goal32
Goal78
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Substitution89

Substitutes

Isaac Mina                                        Isaac Bryan Mina Arboleda
Substitution84
MajewskiRadosław Majewski
Substitution81
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
Substitution68
NiedzielanAndrzej Niedzielan
Substitution89
JędrzejczykArtur Jędrzejczyk
Substitution61

Coach

Reinaldo Rueda (COL) Franciszek Smuda (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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