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Lazović leveller pegs back Poland

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 23.15CET
Poland 1-1 Serbia A second-half equaliser from Serbia substitute Danko Lazović denied the home team a morale-boosting victory in Group A.

Match statistics

PolandSerbia

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners5
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 23.15CET

Lazović leveller pegs back Poland

Poland 1-1 Serbia A second-half equaliser from Serbia substitute Danko Lazović denied the home team a morale-boosting victory in Group A.

A second-half equaliser from Serbia substitute Danko Lazović cancelled out Radoslaw Matusiak's fine effort and denied Poland a morale-boosting win in UEFA EURO 2008™ Group A.

Improvement required
The Poles began their campaign with a disappointing 3-1 home defeat by Finland on Saturday and, having also failed to make an impact at this summer's FIFA World Cup, urgently needed to improve at the Wojska Polskiego in Warsaw. Leo Beenhakker's side started promisingly, Matusiak turning their early dominance into the opening goal on the half-hour, but a stirring Serbia comeback in the second 45 minutes changed the course of the match.

Polish threat
The home team were the first to threaten, Pawel Golanski drilling in a powerful shot as early as the sixth minute but Vladimir Stojković was equal to the effort, producing a brilliant save. The goalkeeper was back in action midway through the opening period, another fine stop keeping out Ireneusz Jeleń's point-blank strike. Poland's pressure finally paid off in the 30th minute, however, Arkadiusz Radomski finding Matusiak just inside the area and the forward turning to curl the ball into the top corner.

Opportunist finish
Poland continued to look the more likely scorers as the second half got under way, Jeleń missing the target with a fierce attempt before Dejan Stanković began to pull the strings for Serbia. The FC Internazionale Milano midfielder had sent one long-range drive just wide of Wojciech Kowalewski's goal before his next effort caught out the Poland No1, who fumbled into the path of Marko Pantelić and was relieved to see the Serbia striker fail to convert. An equaliser was on the cards and it arrived with 19 minutes remaining, Kowalewski denying Pantelić only for Lazović to turn in the rebound. Both sides are next in action on 7 October, Serbia taking on the Belgians and Poland visiting Kazakhstan.

Last updated: 06/09/06 23.54CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Serbia

Serbia

1
KowalewskiWojciech Kowalewski (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
2
JopMariusz Jop
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
Substitution66
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
Yellow Card20
Substitution72
5
StepanovMilan Stepanov
Yellow Card55
6
BąkJacek Bąk
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
8
KrzynówekJacek Krzynówek
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Substitution82
9
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski (C)
10
StankovićDejan Stanković (C)
Yellow Card42
11
JeleńIreneusz Jeleń
Substitution74
14
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
Substitution60
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
16
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
16
RadomskiArkadiusz Radomski
19
ŽigićNikola Žigić
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
Yellow Card86
19
MatusiakRadosław Matusiak
Goal30
21
MarkovićMarjan Marković
Yellow Card42

Substitutes

12
DudekJerzy Dudek (GK)
12
AvramovVlada Avramov (GK)
3
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
Substitution72
2
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution66
15
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Substitution74
Yellow Card79
7
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Substitution82
5
KaźmierczakPrzemysław Kaźmierczak
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution60
Goal73
7
SmolarekEbi Smolarek
3
LukovićAleksandar Luković
17
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
11
LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
20
FrankowskiTomasz Frankowski
22
IlićSaša Ilić

Coach

Leo Beenhakker (NED) Javier Clemente Lázaro (ESP)

Referee

Graham Poll (ENG)

Assistant referees

Peter Kirkup (ENG), Robert Lewis (ENG)

Fourth official

Robert Styles (ENG)

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