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Milik hits three as Poland beat Greece

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 20.13CET
Poland 3-1 Greece
Arkadiusz Milik scored a second hat-trick in the space of five days to move his side five points clear at the top of Group 7.
by Daniel Olkowicz
from Marszałek Piłsudski
Milik hits three as Poland beat Greece
Greece's Mavroudis Bougaidis looks to close down Poland's Arkadiusz Milik ©PZPN

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Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 20.13CET

Milik hits three as Poland beat Greece

Poland 3-1 Greece
Arkadiusz Milik scored a second hat-trick in the space of five days to move his side five points clear at the top of Group 7.

Three more goals from Bayer 04 Leverkusen prospect Arkadiusz Milik saw off Greece as Poland extended their lead at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7.

Having hit three against Malta on Friday, Milik put the home side in front from Rafał Janicki's cross on 61 minutes. He pounced on a loose ball to make it 2-0 on 79 minutes and then rifled in a powerful shot deep into added time to seal matters after Nikos Karelis had pulled one back for Greece. The 3-1 win leaves Poland five points clear at the top of the section, though their main challengers Turkey and Greece both have two games in hand.

Milik fired wide after 13 minutes, and visiting goalkeeper Sokratis Dioudis saved at the feet of Piotr Zieliński soon after, with the pressure continuing into the second period when Bartłomiej Pawłowski failed to find the target from three metres. Milik also rattled the bar with a header after opening the scoring, but then tidied up to double the advantage after Dioudis had blocked Mateusz Lewandowski's shot.

Karelis responded with an 85th-minute goal and Greece passed up a gilt-edged chance to equalise when captain Giannis Potouridis missed from the penalty spot, with Milik's ensuing third settling any lingering nerves.

Last updated: 05/06/15 5.53CET

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Lineups

Poland

Poland

Greece

Greece

1
SzumskiJakub Szumski (GK)
1
DioudisSokratis Dioudis (GK)
2
JanickiRafał Janicki
Yellow Card90+1
2
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
3
DziwnielDaniel Dziwniel
4
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
Yellow Card90+2
4
GollaWojciech Golla
5
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis (C)
Penalty90
5
KamińskiMarcin Kamiński
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Yellow Card90+1
6
ChrapekMichał Chrapek
Substitution90+4
8
LagosTassos Lagos
7
ZielińskiPiotr Zieliński
Yellow Card39
Substitution86
10
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
Substitution78
8
FurmanDominik Furman
Yellow Card65
15
TriantafyllopoulosKostas Triantafyllopoulos
9
MilikArkadiusz Milik (C)
Goal61
Goal79
Goal90+5
18
BouchalakisAndreas Bouchalakis
Substitution84
15
WszołekPaweł Wszołek
19
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
Yellow Card15
Substitution75
19
PawłowskiBartłomiej Pawłowski
Substitution77
20
GianniotasGiannis Gianniotas

Substitutes

12
PtakTomasz Ptak (GK)
12
GiannakopoulosNikos Giannakopoulos (GK)
10
WolskiRafał Wolski
Substitution86
3
KouroAlexandros Kouro
11
PazioAdam Pazio
6
SiopisManolis Siopis
Substitution84
13
ParzyszekPiotr Parzyszek
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Substitution75
14
DąbrowskiDamian Dąbrowski
Substitution90+4
11
KarelisNikos Karelis
Substitution78
Goal85
16
LewandowskiMateusz Lewandowski
Substitution77
14
RisvanisSpyros Risvanis
18
MichalskiSeweryn Michalski
16
GoutasDimitris Goutas

Coach

Marcin Dorna (POL) Kostas Tsanas (GRE)

Referee

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Aleksei Lebedev (RUS), Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)

Fourth official

Sergei Kuznetsov (RUS)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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