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Finland beat Poland to close on third

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 20.09CET
Finland 2-0 Poland
The hosts maintained their chances of finishing third in Group 4 thanks to goals from Jonne Hjelm and Sebastian Mannström.
by Mikael Erävuori
from Porin Stadium
Finland beat Poland to close on third
Finland striker Jonne Hjelm attempts to get the better of the Poland goalkeeper ©Pekka Leino
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 20.09CET

Finland beat Poland to close on third

Finland 2-0 Poland
The hosts maintained their chances of finishing third in Group 4 thanks to goals from Jonne Hjelm and Sebastian Mannström.

Finland beat Poland 2-0 to record their second victory in Group 4 of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

Both sides were already out of contention for a play-off place prior to kick-off in Pori and it was the hosts who proved themselves the more eager to end on a high. Markku Kanerva's side prevailed courtesy of goals from Jonne Hjelm and Sebastian Mannström and could now wrest third in the section off Poland should they beat Liechtenstein and Andrzej Zamilski's side fail to defeat Spain when the pool concludes on Tuesday.

Finland took a deserved lead on 26 minutes, Hjelm converting from the spot after being felled by Michał Gliwa. Gliwa was again in the thick of it for Finland's second, parrying Teemu Pukki's shot only to be beaten on the rebound by Mannström.

"Poland pressed hard at the start of both halves and maybe we were a bit nervous," said Kanerva. "On the whole I am pleased with the win, but this was not Finland at our best. We still have Liechtenstein to play next Tuesday and that will be a different kind of challenge. Our aim is to end the qualifying campaign with another win."

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.43CET

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

Poland

Poland

1
HradeckyLukas Hradecky (GK)
1
GliwaMichał Gliwa (GK)
Yellow Card26
2
NikkariVille Nikkari
2
SochaTadeusz Socha
3
ToivioJoona Toivio (C)
3
SteinkeMichal Steinke
Substitution26
5
ArajuuriPaulus Arajuuri
4
MarciniakAdam Marciniak
6
KaukoJoni Kauko
5
SiebertMateusz Siebert
7
MannströmSebastian Mannström
Goal73
Substitution86
6
MakuszewskiMaciej Makuszewski
Yellow Card76
8
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
7
KupiszTomasz Kupisz
9
HjelmJonne Hjelm
Goal26
Substitution64
8
PietrowskiMarcin Pietrowski
10
RiskiRiku Riski
9
WilczekKamil Wilczek (C)
Yellow Card85
14
SumusaloMikko Sumusalo
10
ChalasTomasz Chalas
Substitution57
20
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution80
11
GrzelczakPiotr Grzelczak
Substitution70

Substitutes

12
ReponenEemeli Reponen (GK)
12
KoziolMarek Koziol (GK)
4
TanskaJani Tanska
13
KorzymMaciej Korzym
Substitution70
11
PelvasAkseli Pelvas
Substitution64
14
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
15
OjalaJuhani Ojala
15
BastaAdrian Basta
16
ToivomäkiHenri Toivomäki
16
WodeckiMarcin Wodecki
Substitution57
17
KangaskolkkaAleksei Kangaskolkka
Substitution80
17
JedrzejczykNorbert Jedrzejczyk
Substitution26
18
M. OjalaMika Ojala
Substitution86

Coach

Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN) Andrzej Zamilski (POL)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Sergejus Slyva (LTU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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