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Dortmund duo inspire Poland to Belarus victory

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.43CET
Poland 2-0 Belarus
Borussia Dortmund pair Jakub Błaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski were responsible for the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts ending a run of three draws.
Dortmund duo inspire Poland to Belarus victory
Poland are now unbeaten in five matches ©Cyfrasport

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Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.43CET

Dortmund duo inspire Poland to Belarus victory

Poland 2-0 Belarus
Borussia Dortmund pair Jakub Błaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski were responsible for the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts ending a run of three draws.

Jakub Błaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski were on target as Poland ended a run of three successive draws by defeating Belarus.

Błaszczykowski, the captain, gave Poland a first-half lead which was doubled with 21 minutes remaining by his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Lewandowski. Franciszek Smuda's men continue their build-up to UEFA EURO 2012 with a home friendly against Italy on 11 November.

Poland's dominance of possession resulted in a slew of chances before the break in Wiesbaden, with Damien Perquis heading narrowly wide and Adrian Mierzejewski striking a powerful effort off target. Another chance was forthcoming before the half-hour mark when Sławomir Peszko dribbled into the penalty area but his shot was blocked by defender Dmitri Verkhovtsov.

Błaszczykowski broke the deadlock after 32 minutes, taking Rafał Murawski's cross on his chest, turning sharply and finishing clinically, while Perquis threatened a second moments before the break with an overhead kick from close range.

Poland started the second period brightly, keeping possession and pressing Belarus in the final third, and doubled their advantage midway through the half when Peszko crossed for Lewandowski, who scored with the simplest of finishes. The Dortmund forward had another chance with a quarter of an hour remaining but his shot was saved by Sergei Veremko.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.35CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Belarus

Belarus

FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
Substitution46
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
VerkhovtsovDmitri Verkhovtsov
Substitution46
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
TrubiloVitali Trubilo
PerquisDamien Perquis
Substitution79
ShitovIgor Shitov
Yellow Card18
Substitution46
PolanskiEugen Polanski
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution87
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution88
MurawskiRafał Murawski
Substitution71
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Goal31
KislyakSergei Kislyak
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
Substitution59
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
Yellow Card81
Substitution88
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek
Substitution59
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Yellow Card38
Substitution80

Substitutes

LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
Substitution59
Goal69
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
Substitution46
RybusMaciej Rybus
Substitution59
PlaskonnyPavel Plaskonny
Substitution46
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Substitution71
VoronkovAndrei Voronkov
Substitution46
DudkaDariusz Dudka
Substitution79
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution80
GolJanusz Gol
Substitution87
BychenokAleksandr Bychenok
Substitution88
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution88

Coach

Franciszek Smuda (POL) Bernd Stange (GER)

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