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Skorupski heroics earn a point for Poland

Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 23.58CET
Portugal 1-1 Poland
Łukasz Skorupski came off the bench to save a penalty with his first touch and earn a Group 6 point for the visitors in Rio Maior.
Skorupski heroics earn a point for Poland
Michal Kucharczyk scored Poland's equaliser ©Cyfrasport
Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 23.58CET

Skorupski heroics earn a point for Poland

Portugal 1-1 Poland
Łukasz Skorupski came off the bench to save a penalty with his first touch and earn a Group 6 point for the visitors in Rio Maior.

Łukasz Skorupski saved a penalty with his first touch to earn a draw for ten-man Poland in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6, after Filip Kurto was sent off.

Wilson Eduardo was brought down by the goalkeeper, who received his marching orders, but the forward had his spot kick saved by the replacement on the stroke of half-time.

Coming off the back of a 2-0 win in Moldova in their first game, Portugal got off to flying start, with defender Pedro Mendes scoring nine minutes in. The hosts were on top but were unable to double their advantage and Legia Warszawa midfielder Michał Kucharczyk got the visitors level ten minutes before the break.

The game's major talking point occurred just before the interval, but Skorupski showed his talent to keep out Eduardo's effort and the ten men battled their way through the second half to earn a point. Poland and Portugal share the lead in the group, a point ahead of Russia, who face Moldova on Friday.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.14CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Poland

Poland

1
MikaMika (GK)
1
KurtoFilip Kurto (GK)
Red Card45+1
2
CédricCédric
2
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski
Yellow Card45+1
3
Pedro MendesPedro Mendes
Goal9
3
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak (C)
4
João PereiraJoão Pereira
4
MalarczykPiotr Malarczyk
5
Mário RuiMário Rui
5
OleksyPaweł Oleksy
Yellow Card53
6
André AlmeidaAndré Almeida
6
TyminskiŁukasz Tyminski
Yellow Card34
7
André MartinsAndré Martins
Substitution78
7
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Goal36
Substitution45+2
8
SanaSana
Substitution59
8
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
9
Rui FonteRui Fonte (C)
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Yellow Card66
Substitution77
10
JosuéJosué
10
KlichMateusz Klich
Substitution71
11
Wilson EduardoWilson Eduardo
Penalty45+3
Substitution78
11
KupiszTomasz Kupisz

Substitutes

12
Luís RibeiroLuís Ribeiro (GK)
12
SkorupskiŁukasz Skorupski (GK)
Substitution45+2
13
Vitor BastosVitor Bastos
13
DrygasKamil Drygas
Substitution71
14
PeléPelé
14
WichtowskiMaciej Wichtowski
15
SimãoDavid Simão
Substitution78
15
WszołekPaweł Wszołek
Substitution77
16
Diogo VianaDiogo Viana
Substitution78
16
PrzybeckiMiłosz Przybecki
17
CamaráAbel Camará
17
AłdaśDamian Ałdaś
18
Nélson OliveiraNélson Oliveira
Substitution59
18
MatrasMateusz Matras

Coach

Rui Jorge (POR) Stefan Majewski (POL)

Referee

Olivier Thual (FRA)

Assistant referees

Laurent Stien (FRA), Stephan Luzi (FRA)

Fourth official

Bartolomeu Varela (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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