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Moldova off the mark after shock win in Poland

Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 21.26CET
Poland 0-1 Moldova
Alexandr Curteian's team ended a run of four successive Group 6 defeats with a surprise victory in Wronki, Gheorghe Andronic scoring in the second half.
Moldova off the mark after shock win in Poland
Filip Kurto looks on forlornly after being beaten by Gheorghe Andronic ©Cyfrasport
Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 21.26CET

Moldova off the mark after shock win in Poland

Poland 0-1 Moldova
Alexandr Curteian's team ended a run of four successive Group 6 defeats with a surprise victory in Wronki, Gheorghe Andronic scoring in the second half.

Moldova gained their first points in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 with a surprise victory against Poland.

Alexandr Curteian's team − who lost their first four matches, including a 5-0 defeat in Portugal on Thursday − triumphed thanks to Gheorghe Andronic's free-kick with 19 minutes remaining.

They were on the back foot for large swathes of the contest in Wronki, however, the hosts' pressure limiting them to sporadic counterattacks whenever the opportunity arose. Indeed, from one such break in the first half Maxim Antoniuc raced clear on the left and hit a post.

Moldova, who defended stoically throughout, were rewarded when substitute Miłosz Przybecki fouled Antoniuc and Andronic despatched the dead ball from 20 metres past Filip Kurto. The teams are not in action again until they meet in the reverse fixture on 1 June.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.15CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Moldova

Moldova

1
KurtoFilip Kurto (GK)
1
DîmovVictor Dîmov (GK) (C)
2
OleksyPaweł Oleksy
2
M. AntoniucMaxim Antoniuc
3
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak (C)
Yellow Card50
3
KhachaturovArtyom Khachaturov
4
JędrychArkadiusz Jędrych
4
DiulgherSerghei Diulgher
5
WichtowskiMaciej Wichtowski
5
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
6
MatrasMateusz Matras
Substitution46
6
CostandachiVadim Costandachi
Yellow Card64
7
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Substitution46
7
AndronicGheorghe Andronic
Goal71
8
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
8
MandrîcencoConstantin Mandrîcenco
Substitution89
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Substitution80
9
IavorschiConstantin Iavorschi
Substitution81
10
WozniakArkadiusz Wozniak
10
GheorghievSerghei Gheorghiev
11
KupiszTomasz Kupisz
11
NicologloGheorghe Nicologlo
Yellow Card45+1

Substitutes

12
PtakTomasz Ptak (GK)
12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
13
AłdaśDamian Ałdaś
13
CiupercaValeriu Ciuperca
Substitution89
14
WszołekPaweł Wszołek
Substitution80
14
HovanschiMaxim Hovanschi
15
PrzybeckiMiłosz Przybecki
Substitution46
15
BoghiuMaxim Boghiu
16
MalarczykPiotr Malarczyk
16
GînsariRadu Gînsari
Substitution81
17
LisowskiPaweł Lisowski
Substitution46
18
RakowskiAdrian Rakowski

Coach

Stefan Majewski (POL) Alexandr Curteian (MDA)

Referee

Jovan Kaludjerović (MNE)

Assistant referees

Dejan Saković (MNE), Jovica Tatar (MNE)

Fourth official

Mileta Šćepanović (MNE)

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