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Poland ease to opening win

Published: Tuesday 9 June 2009, 2.45CET
Poland 2-0 Liechtenstein
The hosts overcame tricky conditions in Pruszkow to run out comfortable victors and get their Group 4 campaign off to a successful start.
by Piotr Kozmiński
Poland ease to opening win
Poland fans can be happy their side made a successful start ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 9 June 2009, 2.45CET

Poland ease to opening win

Poland 2-0 Liechtenstein
The hosts overcame tricky conditions in Pruszkow to run out comfortable victors and get their Group 4 campaign off to a successful start.

Poland got their bid to qualify for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship off to a winning start by defeating Liechtenstein 2-0 in Pruszkow.

Tricky conditions
A goal in each half from Maciej Korzym and Maciej Rybus gave the hosts an opening victory in Group 4 as Poland had to overcome tricky conditions with heavy rain making life difficult for the players. The home team were on top from the beginning and spurned an excellent opportunity ten minutes in when Kamil Grosicki shot wide. Grzegorz Krychowiak then went close twice, but it was not until the 35th minute that Poland made the breakthrough when Mateusz Cetnarski found Korzym who applied a neat finish. Eleven minutes after half-time it was two as Rybus fired in after being well found by Patryk Małecki.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.05CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
SzczęsnyWojciech Szczęsny (GK)
1
HemmerleNicolas Hemmerle (GK)
2
GancarczykMariusz Gancarczyk
2
ChristenAndreas Christen
3
GlikKamil Glik (C)
3
D. SpaltDominic Spalt (C)
4
PielachMateusz Pielach
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
5
BastaAdrian Basta
5
Val. FlatzValentin Flatz
6
GrosickiKamil Grosicki
6
L. EberleLucas Eberle
7
CetnarskiMateusz Cetnarski
Substitution46
7
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
8
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
Yellow Card78
8
N. HaslerNicolas Hasler
Substitution88
9
RybusMaciej Rybus
Goal56
Substitution76
9
HaasDiego Haas
Substitution72
10
MałeckiPatryk Małecki
Yellow Card90+2
10
ErisBurak Eris
11
KorzymMaciej Korzym
Goal35
Substitution66
11
QuintansIvan Quintans
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
GliwaMichał Gliwa (GK)
12
TichyMario Tichy (GK)
13
ChalasTomasz Chalas
Substitution76
13
DuelliChristoph Duelli
14
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
Substitution46
14
SprengerPius Sprenger
15
SochaTadeusz Socha
15
PirkerSimon Pirker
Substitution85
16
GrzelczakPiotr Grzelczak
16
HaberAndreas Haber
Substitution88
17
WodeckiMarcin Wodecki
Substitution66
17
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
Substitution72
18
WilczekKamil Wilczek

Coach

Andrzej Zamilski (POL) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

Vusal Aliyev (AZE)

Assistant referees

Ramiz Asadov (AZE), Orkhan Mammadov (AZE)

Fourth official

Anar Salmanov (AZE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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