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Błaszczykowski earns Poland a draw in Korea

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 16.55CET
South Korea 2-2 Poland
Jakub Błaszczykowski earned the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts a friendly draw, scoring the equaliser with eight minutes to go in Seoul.
Błaszczykowski earns Poland a draw in Korea
Jakub Błaszczykowski (left) scored the equaliser in Seoul ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

Korea RepublicPoland

Goals scored2
 
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Yellow cards0
 
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Red Cards0
 
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Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 16.55CET

Błaszczykowski earns Poland a draw in Korea

South Korea 2-2 Poland
Jakub Błaszczykowski earned the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts a friendly draw, scoring the equaliser with eight minutes to go in Seoul.

Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Błaszczykowski  scored either side of two efforts from Arsenal FC's Park Ju-Young as UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Poland snatched a 2-2 draw against South Korea in Seoul.

Lewandowski scored a hat-trick against FC Augsburg in his last Bundesliga game and showed his sharpness as he headed in the loose ball on 29 minutes after a Błaszczykowski effort struck the crossbar. The latter had another decent effort saved before the interval, but South Korea raised their game thereafter, and Łukasz Fabiański – deputising for the injured Wojciech Szczęsny – was beaten by his Arsenal team-mate Park on 66 minutes after a good through ball from Ji Dong-Won.

A quick counterattack then ended with Koo Ja-Cheol setting up 26-year-old Park for his second of the night. However, Poland had the final say; Cho Byung-Kuk slipped up in defence, and winger Błaszczykowski pounced, racing through to beat the goalkeeper on 82 minutes. Poland will look to build on this encouraging ending on Tuesday when they meet Belarus in a friendly game in Wiesbaden, Germany.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.35CET

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Lineups

Korea Republic

Korea Republic

Poland

Poland

Jung Sung-RyongJung Sung-Ryong (GK)
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
KwakTae-Hwi Kwak
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak
Jae-Seong                     Lee Jae-Seong
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
Jeon-hoHong Jeon-ho
Substitution80
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
Yellow Card79
ChulHong Chul
Substitution88
PerquisDamien Perquis
Bit-garamYoon Bit-garam
Substitution46
RybusMaciej Rybus
Substitution71
Tae-HeeNam Tae-Hee
Substitution58
PolanskiEugen Polanski
Substitution63
Ki Sung-YongKi Sung-Yong
Yellow Card0
Substitution58
MurawskiRafał Murawski
Substitution90
Lee Dong-GookLee Dong-Gook
Substitution46
DudkaDariusz Dudka
Substitution78
Dong-wonJi Dong-won
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Goal83
Substitution87
Park Ju-YoungPark Ju-Young
Goal66
Goal76
Substitution81
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Goal29
Substitution67

Substitutes

Byung-Kuk                     Cho Byung-Kuk
Substitution80
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
Substitution71
Hyo-jinChoi Hyo-jin
Substitution88
MatuszczykAdam Matuszczyk
Substitution63
Yong-raeLee Yong-rae
Substitution46
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Substitution90
GuJa-Cheol Gu
Substitution58
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek
Substitution67
Jung-Jin                      Seo Jung-Jin
Substitution58
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution78
Yellow Card90
Heung-Min                     Son Heung-Min
Substitution46
KomorowskiMarcin Komorowski
Substitution87
LeeKeun-Ho Lee
Substitution81

Coach

Cho Kwang-rae (KOR) Franciszek Smuda (POL)

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