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Poland win again as Turkey regret slow start

Published: Tuesday 13 August 2013, 23.18CET
Poland 3-1 Turkey
The visitors were forced to rue their early mistake as an Arkadiusz Milik-inspired Poland made it two wins from two Group 7 qualifiers.
by Daniel Olkowicz
from Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Poland win again as Turkey regret slow start
Bartłomiej Pawłowski celebrates scoring the opening goal for Poland ©PZPN

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Published: Tuesday 13 August 2013, 23.18CET

Poland win again as Turkey regret slow start

Poland 3-1 Turkey
The visitors were forced to rue their early mistake as an Arkadiusz Milik-inspired Poland made it two wins from two Group 7 qualifiers.

Poland gave Turkey cause to regret a sloppy start in Warsaw as Marcin Dorna's team made it two wins out of two in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7.

Abdullah Ercan's side faced an uphill task from the eighth minute when Bartłomiej Pawłowski scored following an error by Turkey keeper Ömer Kahveci. The visitors were further undone by two counterattacking goals from Arkadiusz Milik, before a much-improved Turkey reduced the arrears in the second half through Bertul Kocabaş. However, the 3-1 scoreline and Engin Bekdemir's 91st-minute red card represented an unhappy opening to the Turkish qualifying campaign.

An initially even contest changed dramatically when a mistake from visiting custodian Ömer presented the ball to Pawłoski who beat a covering defender to fire Poland in front. Although Jakub Szumski saved at the other end from Hakan Çalhanoğlu, the hosts were further ahead when No9 Milik nodded in Michał Żyro's left-wing cross in the 24th minute. Milik delivered again from close range, this time following Paweł Wszołek's right-sided centre, to round off a 31st-minute break and make it 3-0.

Dorna's charges had also defeated Malta in their first fixture in June, but discovered after the interval they would not have everything their own way in Group 7. Szumski had more work to do from Turkey captain Emrah Başsan's header, before striker Bertul Kocabaş latched onto a long pass to cut the deficit in the 55th minute. Comeback hopes might have been raised another notch had Emrah's 72nd-minute shot not rebounded back off a post and to safety. As it was, a now dominant Turkish display would contain only the dispiriting coda of Engin's stoppage-time sending-off.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.23CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Turkey

Turkey

1
SzumskiJakub Szumski (GK)
1
Ömer KahveciÖmer Kahveci (GK)
2
JanickiRafał Janicki
2
Kamil ÇörekçiKamil Çörekçi
3
LewandowskiMateusz Lewandowski
Substitution68
3
Nurettin KayaoğluNurettin Kayaoğlu
Substitution46
5
KamińskiMarcin Kamiński
4
Sezer ÖzmenSezer Özmen
Substitution77
6
ChrapekMichał Chrapek
Substitution81
5
Alim ÖztürkAlim Öztürk
7
WszołekPaweł Wszołek
6
Hakan ÇalhanoğluHakan Çalhanoğlu
Yellow Card90+1
8
FurmanDominik Furman (C)
Yellow Card56
7
Emrah BaşsanEmrah Başsan (C)
9
MilikArkadiusz Milik
Goal24
Goal31
Yellow Card83
8
Okay YokuşluOkay Yokuşlu
11
ŻyroMichał Żyro
Substitution74
9
Bertul KocabaşBertul Kocabaş
Goal55
19
PawłowskiBartłomiej Pawłowski
Goal8
10
Oğuzhan ÖzyakupOğuzhan Özyakup
20
PazioAdam Pazio
11
Engin BekdemirEngin Bekdemir
Substitution65
Red Card90+1

Substitutes

12
SzromnikMichał Szromnik (GK)
12
Aykut ÖzerAykut Özer (GK)
4
MichalskiSeweryn Michalski
13
Gökay IravulGökay Iravul
10
WolskiRafał Wolski
14
Yusuf ErdoğanYusuf Erdoğan
Substitution65
14
DąbrowskiDamian Dąbrowski
Substitution74
Yellow Card90+1
15
Okan AlkanOkan Alkan
16
MrowcaSebastian Mrowca
16
Ömer Ali ŞahinerÖmer Ali Şahiner
17
TadrowskiJulien Tadrowski
Substitution68
Red Card90+1
17
Oğuzhan BerberOğuzhan Berber
Substitution46
Yellow Card58
18
PrzybyłkoKacper Przybyłko
Substitution81
18
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
Substitution77

Coach

Marcin Dorna (POL) Abdullah Ercan (TUR)

Referee

Danilo Grujić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Vladimir Čadjenović (SRB), Goran Miletic (SRB)

Fourth official

Dejan Filipovic (SRB)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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