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Perfect start for Poland against Albania

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 19.45CET
Albania 0-3 Poland
Poland began their Group 6 campaign with a comfortable victory against Albania with two goals from Lukasz Teodorczyk.
by Emil Gasevski
from Skënderbeu stadium
Perfect start for Poland against Albania
Ariel Borysiuk sealed the victory for Poland in added time ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 19.45CET

Perfect start for Poland against Albania

Albania 0-3 Poland
Poland began their Group 6 campaign with a comfortable victory against Albania with two goals from Lukasz Teodorczyk.

Poland began their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory against Albania in Korca.

After a goalless first half, the visitors sprung into life with Lukasz Teodorczyk opening the scoring on 51 minutes. The result was never in doubt after Teodorczyk grabbed his second of the game with ten minutes remaining and Ariel Borysiuk put the icing on the cake in added time.

Michał Kucharczyk should have given Poland the lead as early as the fifth minute but his header narrowly cleared the crossbar. The best chance of the first half fell to Albania who almost forged ahead when Roland Peqini's pass was nearly turned into his own net by Poland captain Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Spurred on by Stefan Majewski's half-time team talk, Poland came out firing after the break and forged ahead when Teodorczyk latched on to Kucharczyk's pass before slotting past Stivi Frasheri. Poland extended their lead through Teodorczyk on 80 minutes and Ariel Borysiuk completed the scoring in added time.

Poland will look for back-to-back victories against Russia on Tuesday while Albania host Moldova on the same day.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.15CET

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Lineups

Albania

Albania

Poland

Poland

1
FrasheriStivi Frasheri (GK)
1
KurtoFilip Kurto (GK)
4
SallajAgonit Sallaj
2
OlkowskiPaweł Olkowski
5
PeqiniRoland Peqini
3
KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak (C)
6
BunjakuImran Bunjaku
Substitution78
4
MalarczykPiotr Malarczyk
Substitution35
8
BrahimiMergim Brahimi
5
OleksyPaweł Oleksy
9
BalajBekim Balaj
6
SalamonBartosz Salamon
Yellow Card28
Substitution68
10
RoshiOdise Roshi
7
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Yellow Card67
14
VajushiArmando Vajushi
8
BorysiukAriel Borysiuk
Goal90+2
15
SykajArsen Sykaj (C)
9
TeodorczykLukasz Teodorczyk
Goal51
Goal80
18
GavaOrgest Gava
10
KlichMateusz Klich
Substitution58
21
PashaArmando Pasha
Substitution61
11
KupiszTomasz Kupisz

Substitutes

12
NacoEni Naco (GK)
12
SłowikJakub Słowik (GK)
2
MarkuAntonio Marku
13
TyminskiŁukasz Tyminski
Substitution58
3
BaciAlis Baci
Substitution78
14
WichtowskiMaciej Wichtowski
7
DostiAlbi Dosti
15
MożdżeńMateusz Możdżeń
Substitution68
11
SadikuArmando Sadiku
Substitution61
Yellow Card74
16
PrzybeckiMiłosz Przybecki
13
A. HoxhaAltin Hoxha
17
AłdaśDamian Ałdaś
19
HysenbelliuFatmir Hysenbelliu
18
MatrasMateusz Matras
Substitution35

Coach

Artan Bushati (ALB) Stefan Majewski (POL)

Referee

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Vesterholm (SWE), Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Bojan Pandžić (SWE)

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