|1||Frasheri (GK)||1||Kurto (GK)|
|12||Naco (GK)||12||Słowik (GK)|
|Artan Bushati (ALB)||Stefan Majewski (POL)|
|Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)|
|7||Republic of Ireland||Hungary|
|1||Belarus||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Turkey||Republic of Ireland|
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.
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