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Poland fire early warning

Published: Saturday 24 March 2007, 23.51CET
Poland 5-0 Azerbaijan Two goals inside the opening six minutes eased Poland to a comfortable victory as well as to pole position in Group A.
Poland fire early warning
Poland's Lukasz Gargula (left) runs at Kanan Kerimov of Azerbaijan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PolandAzerbaijan

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target5
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Fouls committed11
 
15
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 24 March 2007, 23.51CET

Poland fire early warning

Poland 5-0 Azerbaijan Two goals inside the opening six minutes eased Poland to a comfortable victory as well as to pole position in Group A.

Poland climbed to the top of Group A after strolling to a comfortable victory against Azerbaijan at the Wojska Polskiego stadium in Warsaw.

Early goals
Kazakhstan's surprise defeat of Serbia earlier in the day had presented Poland with the chance to move clear in pole position, and they took full advantage, effectively sealing the win within the first six minutes when they jumped into a 2-0 lead. Jacek Bąk was first on the scoresheet, rising unmarked to head in Wojciech Łobodziński's free-kick after only three minutes. The celebrations had barely died down when the home side added the second. Again the goal came from a free-kick, this time played to the byline where Marcin Wasilewski pulled the ball back for Dariusz Dudka to nod in.

Lewandowski miss
Azerbaijan offered little attacking threat and almost fell further behind when Mariusz Lewandowski pulled a shot narrowly wide on 26 minutes. Another goal was not long in coming, though, as again Poland exploited weaknesses in the centre of the Azerbaijan defence. This time Lukasz Gargula picked out Łobodziński, who headed past Jahangir Hasanzade from ten metres. Hasanzade did prevent Poland from stretching their advantage moments later when he tipped Michał Żewłakow's dipping set-piece over the bar, but the points already looked safe for the hosts who went into half-time three goals to the good.

Krzynówek fourth
There was little let-up after the break and Jacek Krzynówek tapped in the fourth from close range on 58 minutes before substitute Przemysław Kaźmierczak rounded off the scoring with another headed goal six minutes from time. It was Poland's fourth win in succession and takes them two points clear of second-placed Finland with an opportunity to extend that lead when they host Armenia on Wednesday. Azerbaijan, still seeking their first victory of the campaign, are at home to Finland next.

Last updated: 25/03/07 0.51CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
12
HasanzadeJahangir Hasanzade (GK)
13
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
8
A. KerimovAslan Kerimov (C)
2
DudkaDariusz Dudka
Goal6
9
S. AbbasovSamir Abbasov
6
BąkJacek Bąk
Goal3
3
PereiraErnani Pereira
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
6
BaxşiyevElmar Baxşiyev
15
ŁobodzińskiWojciech Łobodziński
Goal34
18
GurbanovIlgar Gurbanov
Yellow Card61
19
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
19
ImamaliyevEmin Imamaliyev
Substitution65
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
21
KarimovKanan Karimov
Yellow Card29
8
KrzynówekJacek Krzynówek
Goal58
Substitution79
22
ChertoganovAleksandr Chertoganov
9
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski (C)
11
GomesLeandro Gomes
Substitution62
11
MatusiakRadosław Matusiak
Substitution69
15
SubašićBranimir Subašić

Substitutes

12
KowalewskiWojciech Kowalewski (GK)
1
VeliyevFarkhad Veliyev (GK)
3
KokoszkaAdam Kokoszka
4
LadagaAndre Ladaga
Substitution62
4
BaszczyńskiMarcin Baszczyński
5
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
5
MurawskiRafał Murawski
7
R. GuliyevRamin Guliyev
7
JeleńIreneusz Jeleń
Substitution79
14
AghakishiyevMurad Aghakishiyev
Substitution65
16
KaźmierczakPrzemysław Kaźmierczak
Substitution69
Goal84
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
20
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski
20
JavadovVagif Javadov
Yellow Card78

Coach

Leo Beenhakker (NED) Shahin Diniyev (AZE)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Gunnar Gylfason (ISL), Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Johannes Valgeirsson (ISL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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