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Brilliant Brozek inspires Poland

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET
Poland 3-2 Wales A viruoso performance from forward Pawel Brozek gave Poland a thrilling victory over Group 6 strugglers Wales.
by Pawel Dimow
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET

Brilliant Brozek inspires Poland

Poland 3-2 Wales A viruoso performance from forward Pawel Brozek gave Poland a thrilling victory over Group 6 strugglers Wales.

Poland striker Pawel Brozek scored two goals and created one to help his team beat Wales 3-2 in a game that proved easy on the eye despite both teams having already been mathematically eliminated from Group 6.

Busy opening
In a lively opening spell, Wales took an early lead through forward David Cotterill, who jinked past Marcin Pawelec before slotting past Lukasz Fabianski from a devilishly tight angle on 13 minutes.

Ice-cold assassin
Brozek started to leave his mark on the game just five minutes later, beating Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey with ice-cool precision in a one-on-one situation. Soon after, strike partner Karol Gregorek failed to show the same cool head in front of goal, firing just over. When Gregorek did find the net, his celebrations were cut short by an offside flag.

Luckless Pawelec
Against the run of play, Wales went back in front eight minutes before half-time as Pawelec deflected a David Vaughan effort past Fabianski. Brozek came close to sending the sides into the break on level terms but saw his shot cannon back off the post.

Brozek brothers' brilliance
On 52 minutes, Brozek grabbed his second, combining brilliantly with his twin brother Piotr Brozek and beating Hennessey from a narrow angle. The irresistible Pawel Brozek rounded off his performance in brilliant fashion, laying on the winner for Gregorek ten minutes from time.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.05CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Wales

Wales

1
FabiańskiŁukasz Fabiański (GK)
1
HennesseyWayne Hennessey (GK)
2
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak
2
BeeversLee Beevers (C)
Yellow Card74
17
DudkaDariusz Dudka
3
GilbertEric Peter Gilbert
15
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak
4
O. JonesOwain Jones
Yellow Card51
Substitution58
4
PawelecMariusz Pawelec
Substitution46
5
ByronAnthony Byron
Substitution57
20
StrakPawel Strak
6
NyatangaLewin Nyatanga
19
M. BurkhardtMarcin Burkhardt
Substitution57
7
A. DaviesArron Davies
8
KikutMarcin Kikut
8
CroftsAndrew Crofts
11
Piotr BrożekPiotr Brożek
Substitution79
9
CalisteRamon Caliste
10
GregorekKarol Gregorek
Goal82
10
CotterrillDavid Cotterrill
Goal13
9
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek (C)
Goal18
Goal52
11
VaughanDavid Vaughan
Goal38

Substitutes

12
CierzniakRadosław Cierzniak (GK)
21
WorganLee John Worgan (GK)
6
TelichowskiBlazej Telichowski
Substitution46
Yellow Card69
12
DaviesAdam Davies
Substitution57
5
KucharskiDawid Kucharski
14
PulisAnthony Pulis
Substitution58
14
TrałkaŁukasz Trałka
15
BirchallAdam Birchall
18
SasinPawel Sasin
16
FleetwoodStuart Fleetwood
7
ZganiaczMariusz Zganiacz
Substitution57
17
PritchardMark Pritchard
13
SzałachowskiSebastian Szałachowski
Substitution79
18
McdonaldCurtis Earl Mcdonald

Coach

Władysław Źmuda (POL) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

Assistant referees

Guram Chigogidze (GEO), Mamuka Urushadze (GEO)

Fourth official

Zurab Aniashvili (GEO)

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