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Polish victory is in vain

Published: Saturday 11 October 2003, 18.00CET
Hungary 1-2 Poland Two Andrzej Niedzielan goals give Poland three points - but not a play-off place.

Match statistics

HungaryPoland

Goals scored1
 
2
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Saturday 11 October 2003, 18.00CET

Polish victory is in vain

Hungary 1-2 Poland Two Andrzej Niedzielan goals give Poland three points - but not a play-off place.

Two goals from Andrzej Niedzielan gave Poland a 2-1 win in Hungary in their final UEFA EURO 2004™ Group 4 qualifier on Saturday - but Latvia's surprise win in Sweden meant the Polish missed out on a place in the play-offs.

Off to a flier
The 23-year-old Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski striker got the visitors off to a flier, latching on to a through-ball in the tenth minute and slotting crisply past Gábor Kiraly. Niedzielan struck again in the 63rd minute, rounding Kiraly and doubling his tally, despite Hungary's appeals for offside.

Entertaining match
In between, Hungary created several chances in an entertaining match, drawing level early in the second half through in-form VfB Stuttgart striker Imre Szabics, who finished well after good work from Ákos Füzi. Both sides went into the game with a chance of winning a play-off berth - but only if Latvia lost so when the news came through of their shock 1-0 win in Sweden the Poles were downcast.

Swedes win group
Poland finished third in the group with 13 points, three behind Latvia. Sweden won the group with 17 points and Hungary ended fourth on eleven.

Last updated: 11/10/03 21.43CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Poland

Poland

1
KirályGábor Király (C)
1
DudekJerzy Dudek (GK)
2
BódogTamás Bódog
Yellow Card90+2
2
KłosTomasz Kłos
3
DragónerAttila Dragóner
3
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski
Yellow Card38
4
FüziÁkos Füzi
4
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
5
JuhárTamás Juhár
Yellow Card69
5
RząsaTomasz Rząsa
6
LipcseiPéter Lipcsei
Substitution46
6
BąkJacek Bąk (C)
7
SzabicsImre Szabics
Goal48
7
SzymkowiakMirosław Szymkowiak
Substitution85
8
DárdaiPál Dárdai
8
KrzynówekJacek Krzynówek
9
FehérMiklós Fehér
Substitution64
9
RasiakGrzegorz Rasiak
10
LisztesKrisztián Lisztes
Yellow Card45
10
MilaSebastian Mila
Substitution52
11
BöőrZoltán Böőr
Yellow Card62
11
NiedzielanAndrzej Niedzielan
Goal10
Goal62
Substitution87

Substitutes

12
VeghZoltán Vegh (GK)
12
SzamotulskiGrzegorz Szamotulski (GK)
13
GeraZoltán Gera
Substitution46
13
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
Substitution85
17
KeneseiKrisztián Kenesei
Substitution64
17
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
Substitution52
14
KorolovszkyGábor Korolovszky
18
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
Substitution87
15
MiriutaVasile Miriuta
14
KukiełkaMariusz Kukiełka
16
SzekeresTamás Szekeres
15
ZdebelTomasz Zdebel
18
LendvaiMiklós Lendvai
16
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski

Coach

Imre Gellei (HUN) Pawel Janas

Referee

Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Oscar David Martinez Samaniego (ESP), Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP)

Fourth official

Julian Rodriguez Santiago (ESP)

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