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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

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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.

 
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